Isle aux Morts

FeaturedIsle aux Morts

Situated on the rugged shoreline of Newfoundland’s South West Coast, Isle aux Morts is a perfect destination for visitors looking for breathtaking scenery. Hills carpeted in reds, greens and gold of Newfoundland’s mossy terrain surround the “Island of the Dead”, a fitting name considering the hundreds of ships and lives that have been lost off the Isle aux Morts Coast.

isleauxmorts.ca Town of Isle aux Morts

We had a lovely lunch at the entrance of Isle aux Morts, overlooking the Boat Cove Trail. Because of time constraints, we were unable to walk the Harvey Trail but so look forward to returning to this area.

We did the short trail down to Boat Cove Pond making note of the flora along the way. Asters, Canada Burnet (bottle brush) and pitcher plants, to name a few.

Imagine! An interesting story.

Boat Cove Pond, Isle aux Morts

In 1828 the Harvey family, with the aid of their Newfoundland dog, “Hairyman”, rescued 163 people from the sinking brig “Despatch”, shipwrecked on the rocks off Isle aux Morts. They made another daring rescue in 1838, saving 25 crew members from the Glasgow ship, the “Rankin”. The present day Coast Guard Ship, “Ann Harvey”, is named in memory of the daughter of George Harvey who, while she was only 17 years old, assisted in these heroic deeds.

isleauxmorts.ca Town of Isle aux Morts

Get both physical and mental exercise…….visit the town of Isle aux Morts.

Isle aux Morts

Pot Cove Trail, Cottlesville NL

To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles. Mary Davis A beautiful fall day is made for hiking….so off we went to Cottlesville to walk this very interesting trail. I am sure nature lovers and foresters world wide would be amazed that a new species of tree can be found on Newfoundland’s northeast…

Green Gardens Trail at last!

This trail has been on my bucket list for a number of years and I finally hiked it. It is 9.5 km return and I was definitely in my happy place as I walked through its varied and amazing landscape. Located approximately 3 km from Trout River on Route 431, the trail makes you feel…

Icebergs and Inukshuks

Weather in Newfoundland can surely drive one mad! Here on the northeast coast, we have had a cold, dreary April and snow flurries in May. This is not unusual. However, the week to date has been exceptionally beautiful and today I donned my hiking boots and headed for Twillingate. I met Christina there and we…

Goodyear’s Cove Trails

FeaturedGoodyear’s Cove Trails

Goodyear’s Cove is a great little campground located just outside of South Brook, NL and has a few short trails to keep you active. The park has been in operation now for approximately 55 years and has had many upgrades.

We were very fortunate in having the mayor of South Brook register us for our campground. Don is a delightful, interesting man who has overcome many life challenges and still has an amazing sense of humour.

Come with me, the view from the top is worth the climb.

Climbing uphill, the horizon grows wider;

In Praise of Walking Thomas A. Clark

….descending, the hills gather round.

In Praise of Walking Thomas A. Clark

Another short but peaceful trail goes around the pond. A lovely early morning walk.

Walking is good for solving problems…it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists.

Terri Guillemets