A short trek with a pictorial tale.

A short trek with a pictorial tale.

We last visited the Codroy Valley area 41 years ago when our first born was just a baby, so we decided to revisit it. I am so glad we did!

Cape Anguille is the most westerly point on the island of Newfoundland and is remote and beautiful. The Anguille mountains in the background and the roaring surf provided an ideal setting for a  short trek on a very humid day.

The inn had guests from Nova Scotia.



At first I thought it was an old abandoned well, but I believe my husband is correct in saying it was a wench for pulling up boats from the beach.

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you`ll miss all you are travelling for.   Louie L`Amour

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Cape Anguille—another beautiful part of our province.



She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.    Holly Black, Tithe

A Traditional Tale

A Traditional Tale

A boil up on the rocks has long been a family tradition. I went often with my parents and siblings, my husband & daughters, friends & extended family and in recent  years with my grandchildren. Early this week, a calm ocean, a sunny sky and freshly harvested turnip greens were ideal conditions for a ‘boil up on the rocks.’……..and we headed out.

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Wish my grandchildren were here so we could play pirates.

It seems that this little island located not far from Canoe Rock and Knight Island has no name on Google Earth, but apparently our uncle used to call it Fish Island. I have renamed it Starfish Island:) because on two separate occasions, with different grandchildren, we have found large starfish here………and also because I like the name better.:)

The island is relatively small but holds delightful treasures.

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Beach Pea


A field of beach peas

Catching blackberries:)

Catching blackberries.

Seaside Plantain

Seaside Plantain


Three-toothed cinquefoil

(leaf) Edges are smooth except for three terminal teeth”   Todd Boland, Wildflowers and Ferns of Newfoundland.  These are easily seen in this picture.


“No attempt to simplify nature is foolproof-nature is far too complex to fit into a tidy series of icons and colours’   Todd Boland



A gift from a friend many years ago, my picnic backpack came filled with dishes, cutlery, blanket and tablecloth and a recent gift from my sister, my traveling teakettle, is a most welcome addition to our boil up.

The grill was a gift from our daughter and a  welcome addition to our outdoor life. I first saw this type of grill at a Forage, Fire & Feast outing with  Lori McCarthy last year. If you are looking for a feast on the beach, learning about edible plants and other culinary adventures, check our her website, Cod Sounds.

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Newfoundland Jigg’s Dinner with…………..

………..ambiance like no other.

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.”   Albert Einstein


photos by C. & L. Fudge






A Short Tale of Wildflowers

A Short Tale of Wildflowers

White’s wharf in Comfort Cove has been around for many years and has been photographed many times. Many family boats have  tied up here over the years and it has, at times, been quite busy; but, it was only today that I really focused on the variety of wildflowers that grow there.

Oxeye Daisies

Cow Vetch


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Columbine……perhaps came from my mother’s or aunt’s garden many years ago.




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“Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would”. –E.V.

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A flake of bluebells (harebells).

The flake was laid against the side of the cliff and the flowers have grown up through it.

You belong among the wildflowers.

You belong in a boat out at sea.

You belong with your love on your arm.

You belong somewhere you feel free.–Tom Petty


The Common Tansy, White Clover and Bittersweet Nightshade also grow here underneath the cliff and along the side of the path. The nightshade is so pretty when in bloom, but is poisonous. Todd Boland’s book Wildflowers and Ferns of Newfoundland is an excellent resource tool.

Happiness is buttercups

and grasses grown waist high

Happiness is the sun on your face

Birds on the wind and a butterfly…….

Hettie (White) Sarson


I will keep looking for more wildflowers around the wharf and I will………


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try to always find the extraordinary in the ordinary.