I encounter two great grey owls in the woods. Over the next 45 minutes, the owls pose for pictures and hunt for prey. It was a powerful and moving experience for me, spending time with these magnificent creatures.
My friend Darren and I take two short back-to-back trips to Banff for night photography. During the day, we take some short scenic hikes and photograph some classic Banff scenery.
We visit the open-air museum sites at Trinity, and explore the surrounding area. We spot a red fox on the Skerwink trail, and the fog parts to reveal a beautiful iceberg near the Trinity harbour entrance.
In Bonavista we base ourselves at a traditional salt-box house. We visit Bonavista’s harbour and lighthouse, and we learn about explorer John Cabot. At Spillars Cove we get close to some puffins among cliffs that soar out of the sea.
At Twillingate, we race around to see icebergs before poor weather moves in. But even in the bad weather, we still manage to spot a few icebergs.
On our tour of the Avalon Peninsula, we get close to a northern gannet colony, we try sing along at a kitchen party in St. Shotts, we examine ancient fossils at Mistaken Point, we see our first iceberg at Ferryland, and we hike a short section of the East Coast Trail.
On part one of our Newfoundland adventure, we hike North Head trail in St. Johns, we stay at a hotel patronized by royalty, we visit picturesque Petty Harbour, and we watch a minke whale round Cape Spear.
On the second loop of our cycling trip of PEI, we sample some superb seafood chowder in Murray Harbour, our bike lock seizes at Greenwich Beach, and we stay in a B&B beside a haunted mausoleum.
On our first loop of our PEI cycling trip, we explore the red-sand beaches of PEI National Park, we witness Fiona’s destruction, and we sample tasty seafood in Victoria-by-the-Sea.
An aurora lit up the sky over Exshaw.