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.
During week 2 – our sunny week, we explore the beaches around Samara, we eat octopus burgers, and I take photos of birds in the jungle.
In week one of our Costa Rica trip, we stay at Villa Aquila, a stately home on a ridgetop overlooking the Pacific coast. We go swimming, beach-walking, and boogie-boarding at Playa Carillo. But, must of all, we relax and soak up the tropical vibe.
On the last leg of our Pembrokeshire hike, we enjoy beautiful sunny weather. Low tide in the middle of the day reveals stunningly beautiful beaches.
St. Davids is the birthplace of the patron saint of Wales. Using this historical town as a base, we do several day hikes along the coastal path. Along one of the hikes, a robin lands right in front of me and allows me to photograph it.
On the first day of our Pembrokeshire coastal hike, we get blown off-course by a wicked storm, and our luggage fails to show up at our accommodations. The following days brought better hiking conditions. From the coastal path we watch a ferry coming from Ireland pull into port.