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NFL virgin forest onthe far side of Spirity Pond, view from Gros Morne KOA

Newly Finding Newfoundland – Gros Morne KOA

Gros Morne KOA Campground, Newfoundland, offered a nice, wooden, dry cabin. Despite a rainy start, I succeeded to swim in the beautiful, pristine camp lake, row a kayak over it and even circumnavigate it on the forested Moose Trail.

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A boat drawn out for use at Sally's Cove, Gros Morne coast

Up the Gros Morne Coast

The Western Gros Morne Coast is rich with living traditions, fishermen folklore, rugged shores and stunning geology. Sally’s Cove is a still-operational, if forlorn, fishermen village. Broom Point has a nostalgic fishery museum. At Green Point geologists find their heaven on earth.

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So much happened here - Lobster Cove Lighthouse, NFL

Lobster Cove Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Lighthouse – life lived on the edge of sea and land, rich in tradition but also in the unexpected. A spirit of generosity and hospitality manifests in a kitchen party thrown by the park authorities. A walk around lighhouse reveals the amazing geology and ecology of the island.

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Berry Head Pond, Gros Morne

The magic of Berry Head Pond at twilight captured in camera after getting some advice in photography… An easy walk and one of the most beautiful sites in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

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Tundra trees send roots for anchor, The Tablelands, NFL

Earth’s Mantle is Here – The Tablelands

The Tablelands, Gros Morne – where Earth’s mantle is exposed. Primeval ,lunar landscapes. Plants accumulate toxic metals, mighty trees turn to crawling bushes, predatory plants get nutrients from insects. A highly recommended tour plus independent strolling.

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Huge whale rib decorating house, Trout River, NFL

Trout River, Newfoundland

Trout River, Newfoundland. A small quaint town perched between two rivers, a mountain and the sea… What else do we need? A hearty sea foodie meal at the “Seaside Restaurant”, plenty seagulls and geese.

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Cliffs at Green Gardens, Newfoudnland

Green Gardens, Newfoundland

Green Gardens, Newfoundland. Get prepared for a serious up and down, but also for a rewarding experience. Huge steps lead down to mighty cliffs. There is also the option of a longer loop trail continuing along the coast.

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Newfoundland folk music. Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne playing accordion and banjo, Woody Point, NFL

To Sail the Salt Sea

Newfoundland folk music at its best: Jim Paine and Fergus O’Byrne singing of sea, land and love, playing a plethora of instruments. Another serendipitious event on my trip: hearing the soulful sailor song on the radio, I detoured my car to this local show at Woody Point. A highlight of my NL visit!

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Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

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Stars in the Lake – Ingonish National Park

Ingonish National Park and Cape Breton were so marvellous I did not have time to mourn leaving Newfoundland. The highlight was the empowering night walk, “Seeing in the Dark”, where we sharpened hidden survival capacities. There is also a wonderful double beach – lake plus ocean right by the campground.

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Indian Pipe at Middle Head Peninsula, Cape Breton, NS

The Remarkable Place – Middle Head Peninsula

“The End of Land”, “The Remarkable Place”, as its original indigenous name means, was, indeed, remarkable in its beauty. Middle Head Peninsula was bought for $600 by Henry Corson to nurse his ailing wife to health. Cormorants, Indian Pipe, ducks, whales and sturdy tough vegetation confront the harsh weather. An easy rewarding loop walk.

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Neil's Harbor lighthouse against a darkening sky, Cape Breton's east coast

Up Cape Breton’s Eastern Coast

Choosing not to challenge the coyotes on the coastal road, I drove up Cape Breton’s East Coast – watched the seagulls fly against the picturesque lighthouse at Neil’s Harbor, saw the stunning rocks at Green Point (keeping in mind the rouge waves!!!), and closed the day over drink and music at the Atlantic Restaurant by the Keltic Lodge.

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Watching the waves from a beachrock at Meat Cove, Cape Breton, NS

End of the World – Meat Cove

Meat Cove, Cape Breton – The End of the World. Winds, waves, rocks jutting into an unconstrained ocean, a group of wonderful tenters perched up on cliffs… Walking by the beach and up a mountain;, sharing about “life” with a mysterious fellow traveller; enjoying a dinner by the fire with friendly expats.

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NFL virgin forest onthe far side of Spirity Pond, view from Gros Morne KOA

Newly Finding Newfoundland – Gros Morne KOA

Gros Morne KOA Campground, Newfoundland, offered a nice, wooden, dry cabin. Despite a rainy start, I succeeded to swim in the beautiful, pristine camp lake, row a kayak over it and even circumnavigate it on the forested Moose Trail.

Read More »
A boat drawn out for use at Sally's Cove, Gros Morne coast

Up the Gros Morne Coast

The Western Gros Morne Coast is rich with living traditions, fishermen folklore, rugged shores and stunning geology. Sally’s Cove is a still-operational, if forlorn, fishermen village. Broom Point has a nostalgic fishery museum. At Green Point geologists find their heaven on earth.

Read More »
So much happened here - Lobster Cove Lighthouse, NFL

Lobster Cove Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Lighthouse – life lived on the edge of sea and land, rich in tradition but also in the unexpected. A spirit of generosity and hospitality manifests in a kitchen party thrown by the park authorities. A walk around lighhouse reveals the amazing geology and ecology of the island.

Read More »
C:\Users\Orit\Pictures\US-Canada trip 2016\Canada - first trip\NewFoundLand - Gros Morne\Berrry's pond\IMG_3725.JPG

Berry Head Pond, Gros Morne

The magic of Berry Head Pond at twilight captured in camera after getting some advice in photography… An easy walk and one of the most beautiful sites in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

Read More »
Tundra trees send roots for anchor, The Tablelands, NFL

Earth’s Mantle is Here – The Tablelands

The Tablelands, Gros Morne – where Earth’s mantle is exposed. Primeval ,lunar landscapes. Plants accumulate toxic metals, mighty trees turn to crawling bushes, predatory plants get nutrients from insects. A highly recommended tour plus independent strolling.

Read More »
Huge whale rib decorating house, Trout River, NFL

Trout River, Newfoundland

Trout River, Newfoundland. A small quaint town perched between two rivers, a mountain and the sea… What else do we need? A hearty sea foodie meal at the “Seaside Restaurant”, plenty seagulls and geese.

Read More »
Cliffs at Green Gardens, Newfoudnland

Green Gardens, Newfoundland

Green Gardens, Newfoundland. Get prepared for a serious up and down, but also for a rewarding experience. Huge steps lead down to mighty cliffs. There is also the option of a longer loop trail continuing along the coast.

Read More »
Newfoundland folk music. Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne playing accordion and banjo, Woody Point, NFL

To Sail the Salt Sea

Newfoundland folk music at its best: Jim Paine and Fergus O’Byrne singing of sea, land and love, playing a plethora of instruments. Another serendipitious event on my trip: hearing the soulful sailor song on the radio, I detoured my car to this local show at Woody Point. A highlight of my NL visit!

Read More »
Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

Read More »

Stars in the Lake – Ingonish National Park

Ingonish National Park and Cape Breton were so marvellous I did not have time to mourn leaving Newfoundland. The highlight was the empowering night walk, “Seeing in the Dark”, where we sharpened hidden survival capacities. There is also a wonderful double beach – lake plus ocean right by the campground.

Read More »
Indian Pipe at Middle Head Peninsula, Cape Breton, NS

The Remarkable Place – Middle Head Peninsula

“The End of Land”, “The Remarkable Place”, as its original indigenous name means, was, indeed, remarkable in its beauty. Middle Head Peninsula was bought for $600 by Henry Corson to nurse his ailing wife to health. Cormorants, Indian Pipe, ducks, whales and sturdy tough vegetation confront the harsh weather. An easy rewarding loop walk.

Read More »
Neil's Harbor lighthouse against a darkening sky, Cape Breton's east coast

Up Cape Breton’s Eastern Coast

Choosing not to challenge the coyotes on the coastal road, I drove up Cape Breton’s East Coast – watched the seagulls fly against the picturesque lighthouse at Neil’s Harbor, saw the stunning rocks at Green Point (keeping in mind the rouge waves!!!), and closed the day over drink and music at the Atlantic Restaurant by the Keltic Lodge.

Read More »
Watching the waves from a beachrock at Meat Cove, Cape Breton, NS

End of the World – Meat Cove

Meat Cove, Cape Breton – The End of the World. Winds, waves, rocks jutting into an unconstrained ocean, a group of wonderful tenters perched up on cliffs… Walking by the beach and up a mountain;, sharing about “life” with a mysterious fellow traveller; enjoying a dinner by the fire with friendly expats.

Read More »
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