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A Wandering Week in Newfoundland – Part 4 of 4: To The Wilds


The culmination of our week in Newfoundland, and our entire reason for being there, was the Davis/Murphy family reunion. Warmed and sated from my piping hot bowl of moose stew from the Gannet’s Nest in St. Brides, we headed inland … Continue reading

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A Wandering Week in Newfoundland – Part 3 of 4: The Fog Rolls In


For two days we had explored the eastern Avalon around St. John’s, in glorious sunshine punctuated by a profusion of blooming fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) that provided vibrant color against the green and blue of forest and sea. Our host for … Continue reading

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A Wandering Week in Newfoundland – part 2 of 4: Eastern Outposts


I first came to Newfoundland in 2000 when I spent the better part of a week in St. Johns for an ornithological conference.  It was a great trip and the weather (warm and humid, actually) cooperated for some great sight-seeing: … Continue reading

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A Wandering Week in Newfoundland, part 1 of 4


They come for the fish, the birds, the mountains, the sea, the whales, the icebergs, the history, and for the people.  They leave with a spot soft in their hearts for this magical place: Newfoundland.  The first thing to get … Continue reading

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