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Donelda explaining about sealife. Donelda's Puffin Tours, NS

Donelda and the Puffins

Donelda’s Puffin Tours, Englishtown, Cape Breton – a great example of a family business. A bit late in the season, but some puffins stayed out their migration for me. Also, seals, bald eagels, cormorants and other seabirds.

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Destination Newfoundland. Marine Atlantic ferry at closer range

Destination Newfoundland

Taking the midnight “Marine Atlantic” to destination Newfoundland, I had a full day waiting for the “naughty, naughty rain” to stop, as the tent tumbled in a cold drier. Stopping for a hearty local dinner at the Cedar House, I got traveling tips across the tables from a fellow sola female traveller.

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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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Northumberland Provincial Park, PEI – Following the Sunset

Boarding an evening ferry to PEI, I watched a breathtaking sunset from deck, pitched my tent in Northumberland Provincial Park in complete darkness, only to discover a relaxed and beautiful beach scene in the morning. A brief friendship led to sea kayaking, and a gathering storm brought about a change of plans.

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Sailboat in fog, Kennebunk Pond

A Foggy Pond and more Loons

Back to Kennebunk Pond. Having a traditional Sunday lobster dinner with the family, Learning to take care of the kayak on my own. Rowing in the fog, and making loon soul friends.

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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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One island out of a 1000, Upper NYS

The Other 999 – Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Uncle Sam Boat Tours, 1000 Islands. Playing the tourist, I oohd and aahd about the cuteness of the islands and the general magnificence of the area, shot pictures obsessively, visited the must-see Boldt’s love castle, but also a memorial for “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and learned about bootlegging.

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Gannet chick and adult, Des Colonies, Bonaventure Island, Gaspe Peninsula, QC, Canada

Perce , Bonaventure Island, and the Largest Gannet Colony

The huge gannet colony on Bonaventure Island is a peak experience for any naturalist. This is a bird lover paradise. Unfortunately, poor boat arrangements did not enable me to enjoy the experience to my heart delight, Still… except for Galapagos, second to none…Also, the amazing Perce rock, a geological marvel.

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Donelda explaining about sealife. Donelda's Puffin Tours, NS

Donelda and the Puffins

Donelda’s Puffin Tours, Englishtown, Cape Breton – a great example of a family business. A bit late in the season, but some puffins stayed out their migration for me. Also, seals, bald eagels, cormorants and other seabirds.

Read More »
Destination Newfoundland. Marine Atlantic ferry at closer range

Destination Newfoundland

Taking the midnight “Marine Atlantic” to destination Newfoundland, I had a full day waiting for the “naughty, naughty rain” to stop, as the tent tumbled in a cold drier. Stopping for a hearty local dinner at the Cedar House, I got traveling tips across the tables from a fellow sola female traveller.

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 »

Northumberland Provincial Park, PEI – Following the Sunset

Boarding an evening ferry to PEI, I watched a breathtaking sunset from deck, pitched my tent in Northumberland Provincial Park in complete darkness, only to discover a relaxed and beautiful beach scene in the morning. A brief friendship led to sea kayaking, and a gathering storm brought about a change of plans.

Read More »
Sailboat in fog, Kennebunk Pond

A Foggy Pond and more Loons

Back to Kennebunk Pond. Having a traditional Sunday lobster dinner with the family, Learning to take care of the kayak on my own. Rowing in the fog, and making loon soul friends.

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 »
One island out of a 1000, Upper NYS

The Other 999 – Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Uncle Sam Boat Tours, 1000 Islands. Playing the tourist, I oohd and aahd about the cuteness of the islands and the general magnificence of the area, shot pictures obsessively, visited the must-see Boldt’s love castle, but also a memorial for “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and learned about bootlegging.

Read More »
Gannet chick and adult, Des Colonies, Bonaventure Island, Gaspe Peninsula, QC, Canada

Perce , Bonaventure Island, and the Largest Gannet Colony

The huge gannet colony on Bonaventure Island is a peak experience for any naturalist. This is a bird lover paradise. Unfortunately, poor boat arrangements did not enable me to enjoy the experience to my heart delight, Still… except for Galapagos, second to none…Also, the amazing Perce rock, a geological marvel.

Read More »
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