Trekking around Squires Island

FeaturedTrekking around Squires Island

The area of Notre Dame Bay around  Comfort Cove-Newstead is not known for its sandy beaches. It is however, ideal for kayaking and exploring. The bay is dotted with islands, some large, some small. On this particular day we decided to explore one of the smaller islands and traveled there in our boat with  family members.


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What will we find, what will we see…….

Searching for wildflowers.

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Roseroot…..Rhodiola rosea


Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.


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Sea urchin & blackberries…a winning combination.


My favourite scent…blackberry bushes.

Exploring is one of my favourite things to do……. exploring with daughters and grandchildren is even nicer.

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A boil up is an old tradition in my family. These mussels were small but oh so tasty.


My photo tribute to Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires.


Rocky beaches & driftwood fires with family and Ginger, the saltwater dog.


Use all your senses and go…..explore.



Trekking through Mary March Wilderness Park…..

FeaturedTrekking through Mary March Wilderness Park…..

……on the shores of Red Indian Lake. Red Indian Lake is the second longest lake on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is 64.4 km long and averages 5.8 km in width.  Mary March Wilderness Park is located near Buchans Junction and has been privately owned for 25 years.


Wild irises are everywhere.


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A great way to start the day.

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A hammock tent!

Defying the odds.

The owners keep animals at the park. The pig and goat share a home and are best buds.  Their daughter’s dog used to live with them too but decided to move out, they do however, remain the best of friends.:) I was told that sometimes you can see the daughter, followed by her dog, then the pig and finally the goat at the rear, walking on the beach.

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Mary March Wilderness Park, Newfoundland & Labrador

If you love glamping and enjoy posh settings when you camp, this may not be the place for you. If you like seeing the world from a different perspective, go…walk the shoreline of the lake, see the shore birds, walk in the woods and listen to the song birds, study the trees, listen to the loons at night, see how nature thrives on the rocky shores, light a soothing campfire, breath deeply and relax totally.

Everything we meet is equally important or unimportant.

In Praise of Walking…..Thomas A. Clark

Greenspond NL…..Hub of the North

FeaturedGreenspond NL…..Hub of the North

Greenspond was first settled in the1690s and is situated in the Bonivista North area on the northeast coast of Newfoundland.

I recommend this community for your staycation 2020.    Scenic…at times wild…… at times serene, but never dull to your senses.


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Beautiful Greenspond, NL


Check out Ida’s Place before you hike, that way you will at least  burn off some of the calories!


Check out their Facebook page, go talk to the owners, inquire about their story….I discovered I had both people AND  place connections to both husband and wife! Ask about the history of the house, sit, relax and enjoy.


We first attempted to walk the Greenspond Hiking Trail in August of 2016, but the wind and rain were so ferocious  that we had to turn back. We finally completed it a couple of weeks ago.  My phone with my Map My Walk App died shortly after beginning the trail and I didn’t log my kms,  but I was told that the trail is 6 kms in length.

Greenspond Hiking Trail



Walk the beautiful trail, check out the B & Bs, visit Hub of the North Restaurant and Hotel, do a walkabout, check out the wildflowers, talk to the locals, embrace the ocean with Come from Away Boat Tours, learn about the history of Greenspond and thoroughly enjoy your visit, as we did.

For additional information on Greenspond,  please check out my blog post of August 30, 2016.


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.