When I spend a day talking I feel exhausted……..

When I spend a day talking I feel exhausted……..

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……………… when I spend it walking I am pleasantly tired. In Praise of Walking by Thomas A. Clark

Twillingate is fast becoming my new  favourite place. Its beautiful landscape, amazing trails, thoughtful architecture, vibrant arts community, Crow’s Nest CaféAnchor Inn, Long Point Lighthouse, talented musicians (and yes there are other kinds!) and the new Unscripted Digital Arts Festival all combine to make an outport community that is building a future while maintaining a soul.

Crow's Nest Cafe

Having moved from the city back to the small outport community where I was born, I was a little concerned how I would find places and venues to meet my cultural needs. I had to look no further than Twillingate which has the added bonus of many great hiking trails.

Early morning near Sleepy Cove, Twillingate.
Early bird catches the worm. Near Sleepy Cove, Twillingate.
Not so sleepy on this particular day.
Sleepy Cove. Not so sleepy on this particular day.

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I can still feel the glow on my face, as I sat watching this.
I can still feel the glow on my face.

Almost every evening you will find 5 or 6 photographers from all over the world gathered with their tripods on this little headland by Sleepy Cove trying to capture the sunset, whales, surf, icebergs or just the total experience of this magnificent place.

Imagine people saying that Newfoundland has unusual place names
Imagine people saying that Newfoundland has unusual place names!

 

Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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Photos by L. Fudge
Photos by L. Fudge

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Long Point Lighthouse & Hiking Trails

So excited to discover new trails!
So excited to discover new trails!
French Beach
French Beach

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To quote Neil Pasricha,

This reminds me of Ireland.
This reminds me of Ireland.

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On my way to Spiller's Cove.
On my way to Spiller’s Cove.

“In the course of a walk we usually find out something about our companion, and this is true even when we travel alone.”  Thomas A. Clark

What an amazing week!
What an amazing week!

Plan to attend in September 2016 Festival – Unscripted Twillingate.

Treks, Trail & Tales