Bouncing off walls – a trip to Grates Cove, NL

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have this mental list of places within driving range that I’ve always wanted to see but haven’t yet gotten to. Gradually, I hope to work my way through them as the fates (Money, Capricious Child and Time) allow. One such was Grates Cove. Now Grates Cove is…

Round the Bay Part I – Salmon Cove & Carbonear

When asked what I wanted to do for Mother's Day by my wonderful husband, I said that I wanted an outing, with hiking, a picnic, some photographs and happy people. He said he could do most of those, but the last one might be problematic, given that The Daughter has turned into The Fiend lately…

Round the Bay Part II – Harbour Grace

Posting Part II before Part I as I haven't quite finished the latter yet. I have always been fascinated with Harbour Grace. It's a community with great charm, wonderful history and beautiful scenery, but it's very much a place of the past. It was once the capital of Newfoundland and, in its heyday, was a…

You’ve heard of the Newfoundland Dog, but have you seen our pony?

Frankly, one could make the joke that there's not much size difference between dog and pony (although really, there is). The Newfoundland Pony is not a big animal – they come to about mid-torso on me and I'm not vertically enhanced in any way. They were historically used for hauling wood, fishnets, fish, carts, sleighs…

Sunset Eye Candy at Cape Spear

We decided to finish off the day at Cape Spear. Today was warm, sunny and had the type of early summer-air feel that makes you feel good to be alive. Being of sound mind, we drove east, to watch the sunset. Most people would go west, but Cape Spear is unique in that it provides…