Saint Lunaires-Griquet, N.L.

Whale watching tour. St. Lunaire-Griquet With my hand on the railing and my knees slightly bent to absorb the pounding of the waves against the boat, I scan the wave tops looking for whales. So far it has been a bust but our captain has entertained his paying customers with a chance to jig some... Continue Reading →

L’Anse aux Meadows-Viking settlement. NLFD

I had come across a piece of the Leif Ericsson's mysterious Vinland puzzle at Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia last year, but this place is the mother lode for those interested in the Viking sagas. Unequivocal proof that a Norse settlement existed in North America in the 11th century, 500 years before Christopher Columbus supposedly discovered America.... Continue Reading →

Marjorie Bridge & Thrombolite walking trail. Flowers Cove, NFLD

Flowers Cove, NFLD, Easy, Marjorie Bridge Walking trail. Easy. 2 km total out and back, flat trail. 1 hour To paraphrase my travel guide, a thrombolite is a fossillized, bun-shaped, primitive, unicellular critter. They are very rare, I have been to Joggins fossil cliffs-, and Miguasha-UNESCO heritage site in Quebec and the Burgess Shale in Alberta,... Continue Reading →

Dorset Trail to Phillip’s Garden, Port Aux Choix, Newfoundland, Canada

Foreword: The first week of my Newfoundland trip was suppose to be a kayaking tour around the Bay of Exploits, the original home territory of the now extinct Beothuk People. Knowing very little about the Beothuks, I thought it would be handy to learn a little bit before I arrived. During my Planning and Prep, I... Continue Reading →

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