Cooling off in the Newman Wine Vaults

When we asked Katherine how she wanted to celebrate Canada Day this year (for Canada Day is very important to Katherines, you see), she gave us a list that was a mish-mash of the best of the best from Canada Days past, with a weather based modification; she wanted to go swimming. So on Canada…

A return to Grates Cove

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings This has been a long time in coming. Almost six years, in fact. In July of…

A novelty

I have been mucking about on beaches for thirty-seven years now. I have caught crabs, squid, baby lobster, swimmy fish of all sorts, mussels, clams, starfish, eels, jellyfish and anything else that chanced along the beach on my watch. Really, insofar as Newfoundland beach critters were concerned, I figured I had a fair experience and…

No Mistake About it: Visiting the Fossils of Mistaken Point

I once read a saying that the difference between North America and Europe can be summed up in the statement that in North America, one hundred years is considered to be a long time, whereas in Europe, one hundred miles is considered to be a long distance. Our historical record in Newfoundland only goes back…

Enchanted

There are places to which one simple visit is not enough; places that ensnare the senses and enthrall the spirit with a come-hither aura. The Faerie Ring in Harbour Grace is one such location and I’ve been itching for a chance to go back again (I visited last fall) with my new camera, a wide-angle…