Bonavista…..a short tale

Bonavista…..a short tale

I feel the earth, the wind, the trees. I feel its spirit. It puts me in the moment. G. H. Jennings


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After hiking and camping in Keels, we went to Bonavista to visit John. John lives near Cape Bonavista lighthouse and we found him while hiking  the Cape Shore Trail. This is an easy trail (3.5km) with great ocean views.

Starry False Solomon’s Seal

We found these while hiking this trail and, while they are apparently common along coastal shores and headlands in Newfoundland, this was a first for me. I find it so interesting researching the names of wildflowers and my books and the Wildflower Society of Newfoundland are great resources.

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Islands in the Stream……for Kenny & Dolly

I saw this while walking the Old Day’s Pond Boardwalk (1km) and it brought the song to mind.


……….Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.   John Muir

Bluebells, Irises and a lone gull.

We spent a couple of hours watching gulls and it is only now that I can identify  a Herring Gull and a Ring billed Gull. I will focus on identifying more later.   We also saw Guillemots, Pintail Ducks and Cormorants but because my husband had left his camera at home, ( we only had our cell phones) we have no pictures!

When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven and earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment or how to rule their world—which is saying the same thing. Human beings destroy their ecology at the same time they destroy one another. From that perspective, healing our society goes hand in hand with healing our personal, elemental connection with the phenomenal world.  The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa

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Please check these links for some great shops in Bonavista.

East Coast Glow

Sweet Rock Ice Cream & Aunt Sarah’s Chocolate Shop

The historic premises,  Matthew Legacy Centre,  Mockbeggar Plantation, the Garrick Theatre, the shops and pubs, etc. also make Bonavista a place worth taking the time to see.

Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.