A Perfect Newfoundland Summer

Posted on Sep 25, 2010
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I haven't updated much lately; we've been quite busy so far this summer. Between our canoe/hiking/camping trips and having visitors out from Toronto, we've barely had a moment to catch our breath.

We drove the Irish Loop with our friends Mike & Angelina, and stayed overnight in Trepassey at a sketchy motel. We saw Caribou, intense fog, and stopped at Chance Cove and La Manche parks on the way back. Later in the weekend we went down for the Gatherall's whale tour out of bay bulls, and saw at least a dozen humpback whales putting on quite a show.

Our friends, the Pfrommer family were also out for a visit in August, with their two lovely daughters. The weather was great and the kids had a lot of fun. I think the highlight was probably a trip out to Belle Island, including the excellent mine tour.

Nicole and I also did several seriously amazing hiking along the East Coast Trail, including the infamous 22km hike to The Spout, a natural rock formation that shoots water several meters into the sky each time a wave comes in.

We've also had some great times in our new canoe. One of our favourite trips was through Peak Pond where a small man made canal actually links to lakes together with only a minimal portage in between - Fantastic!

Needless to say, we're definitely not ready for the inevitible winter, which seems to be approaching rapidly, but we'll make due and keep ourselves busy of course.

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Mike at Chance Cove, NL - photo by Angelina Friskney, http://angelinafriskney.com