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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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Lot #10 at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, NH

Jigger Johnson’s Campground

The nights at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, deserve their own post. Past Labor Day, the campgrounds emptied out and I was facing the nights in almost total solitude with the cold, the howls and the silence. The no-electricity campground is run very professionally and in good spirit.

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Stunning tree rooting and anchoring techniques, Lost River Gorge and Caves, White Mountains, NH

Lost River

Last sortie into the White Mountains at the magical Lost River Gorge and Caves easy access reserve. Roots make impossible overground journeys to provide trees with grounding and nutrients, water cascades down tunnels to erupt in beautiful waterfalls, boulders conceal caves, crevasses.

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Rock, sky and water in a Fisk Quarry Pond, La Motte

La Motte Revisited – Fossils and Serendipity

Fisk Quarry Preserve, La Motte VT. An extraordinary chain of events led me from a quarry turned nature preserve, featuring the oldest fossilized reef, to the house of the people who fought to ascertain this is protected and safeguarded for future generations. Also an art barn and a pizza dinner in a home atmosphere.

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Stuffed bear sprawled over bed in Keene's Furniture Store

Adirondacks – “The Great National Playground”

New York State welcomed me with colorful fruit stands and pristine glacial lakes, The Keene furniture stores featured a rich and authentic mountain culture, clearly not for vegetarians, though. Far from the lights of the Big Apple, my new campsite at Drape’s Acres was a picth dark, desolate post-season affair.

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Huttopia in Parc Du Bic

Cold Baptism at Parc National du Bic

Parc National du Bic, Quebec. Having a utopia in a Huttopia, a specially-designed tent, meeting animals, enjoying the beauty of Chemin du Norde, seeing the archeological site and walking the Chemin Le Contrabandier, but also, when moving back to my own tent – living through the coldest night of my life…

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Low tide plain on way out of Parc National Du Bic, Quebec

Parc National Du Bic – Two More Wonderful Trails

Such a rich and beautiful park. This time Pic Champlain and Les Anses trails.. Birds, seals, fantastic geology. Quiet, beautiful bays. After spending a second night in the cold, I had a shower crisis in the morning, which turned out an opportunity to meet a new friend.

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Tilted geological strata in cliffs by road 132, Gaspe QC

Gasping for Beauty – Gaspe Peninsula

Route 132, Gaspe Peninsula. On way to Forillon villages with churches. Holy Marys, windmills, castles, seabirds and trees in colors. Most spectacular were the famous cliffs appearing mid-drive. I ended the day as sola guest in an out-of-season B&B, enjoying the comforts, hearing interesting life stories from owner .

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Forillon National Park, Another End of the World

Forillon National Park, QC, is well worth it, Carriage roads and desolate forest paths lead from the “Bay of Seals” to “Land’s End”, with whales watching and gannets diving. Also rich wild life, and historical fishing sites. Forillon’s Auberge (hostel) offers socializing oppportunities and excellent services.

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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.

Read More »
Lot #10 at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, NH

Jigger Johnson’s Campground

The nights at Jigger Johnson Campground, White Mountains, deserve their own post. Past Labor Day, the campgrounds emptied out and I was facing the nights in almost total solitude with the cold, the howls and the silence. The no-electricity campground is run very professionally and in good spirit.

Read More »
Stunning tree rooting and anchoring techniques, Lost River Gorge and Caves, White Mountains, NH

Lost River

Last sortie into the White Mountains at the magical Lost River Gorge and Caves easy access reserve. Roots make impossible overground journeys to provide trees with grounding and nutrients, water cascades down tunnels to erupt in beautiful waterfalls, boulders conceal caves, crevasses.

Read More »
Rock, sky and water in a Fisk Quarry Pond, La Motte

La Motte Revisited – Fossils and Serendipity

Fisk Quarry Preserve, La Motte VT. An extraordinary chain of events led me from a quarry turned nature preserve, featuring the oldest fossilized reef, to the house of the people who fought to ascertain this is protected and safeguarded for future generations. Also an art barn and a pizza dinner in a home atmosphere.

Read More »
Stuffed bear sprawled over bed in Keene's Furniture Store

Adirondacks – “The Great National Playground”

New York State welcomed me with colorful fruit stands and pristine glacial lakes, The Keene furniture stores featured a rich and authentic mountain culture, clearly not for vegetarians, though. Far from the lights of the Big Apple, my new campsite at Drape’s Acres was a picth dark, desolate post-season affair.

Read More »
Huttopia in Parc Du Bic

Cold Baptism at Parc National du Bic

Parc National du Bic, Quebec. Having a utopia in a Huttopia, a specially-designed tent, meeting animals, enjoying the beauty of Chemin du Norde, seeing the archeological site and walking the Chemin Le Contrabandier, but also, when moving back to my own tent – living through the coldest night of my life…

Read More »
Low tide plain on way out of Parc National Du Bic, Quebec

Parc National Du Bic – Two More Wonderful Trails

Such a rich and beautiful park. This time Pic Champlain and Les Anses trails.. Birds, seals, fantastic geology. Quiet, beautiful bays. After spending a second night in the cold, I had a shower crisis in the morning, which turned out an opportunity to meet a new friend.

Read More »
Tilted geological strata in cliffs by road 132, Gaspe QC

Gasping for Beauty – Gaspe Peninsula

Route 132, Gaspe Peninsula. On way to Forillon villages with churches. Holy Marys, windmills, castles, seabirds and trees in colors. Most spectacular were the famous cliffs appearing mid-drive. I ended the day as sola guest in an out-of-season B&B, enjoying the comforts, hearing interesting life stories from owner .

Read More »
C:\Users\Orit\Pictures\US-Canada trip 2016\Quebec - Gaspe peninsula Forillon and Parce\IMG_7473.JPG

Forillon National Park, Another End of the World

Forillon National Park, QC, is well worth it, Carriage roads and desolate forest paths lead from the “Bay of Seals” to “Land’s End”, with whales watching and gannets diving. Also rich wild life, and historical fishing sites. Forillon’s Auberge (hostel) offers socializing oppportunities and excellent services.

Read More »
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