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…

Mists of the Avalon

The fog has been doing fun things for the past several days. It is there one minute and gone an hour later, flitting in and out like a politician’s opinion and never staying in the same place for long. I snapped this shot a few days ago at Middle Cove beach, when the capelin were…

Stepping off the edge

Just south of Torbay is the community of Outer Cove. Following Marine Drive will take you to a quiet little road called “Doran’s Lane”, at the end of which is the trail to Torbay Point and The Cobbler. This may be one of my favourite spots in the area of Torbay. It’s about a two-kilometer…

Berg worshippers

One of the icebergs that has been hovering just off the coast nestled itself into Tor Bay today, strewing bergy bits throughout the cove and attracting photographers and sight-seers of all sorts. Two women donned wetsuits (or possibly dry suits), hauled surfboards out of the back of a pickup truck, and paddled out a good…

A walk in the neighbourhood

Sometimes I get so excited about going on explorations in other parts of Newfoundland that I forget how fantastically gorgeous Torbay can be. This morning, the sun woke us up at 6:30 and then it promptly hid behind a bank of clouds and fog. I walked Katherine to school and, as I reached the school…

Church Cove, East Coast Trail

If you walk along the East Coast Trail between Flatrock and Torbay, you will come intersections at both the Torbay and Flatrock ends at which you are given two choices: “East Coast Trail difficult” and “East Coast Trail via the Father Troy Path.” Should you opt to follow in the good father’s footsteps, you will…

A morning sort of person

I have always maintained that there are sunrise people and sunset people. Being one doesn’t necessarily preclude enjoying the other, of course, but there are people who pick where they live and what they do based on whether they like to see the sun rise or set. There are people who roll out of bed…

Roads go ever on and on…

Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon. – J.R.R. Tolkien* One of my favourite sorts…

The promise of a new day

Today looks like a lovely day for accomplishing many things, so I’m off to explore the world, take some pictures, work on some drawings and make Discoveries. I leave you with the sunrise here in Torbay in the hopes that it will inspire you as it did me.