Author: Tina Dean

Majestic Giants – Icebergs Around Newfoundland

Whether they come originated in Greenland or the Arctic, these 10,000- to 25,000-year old massive chunks of ice have been calved off into the North Atlantic as the edges of the glaciers move into the ocean.  Once afloat, they begin their journey south making their way to the Labrador Current.  Sadly, once this journey begins they will rarely last one year. Here are some facts about icebergs:  They float at speeds from 0.7 km/h to 3.6 km/h because they are fresh water.  The salt water of the oceans make icebergs buoyant.  The part we see is actually only 10-20...

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Newfoundland – East Coast Trail

I am very fortunate to live in Newfoundland. I’m surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with miles and miles of wilderness to discover.  One of the trail systems I have been exploring is called The East Coast Trail (ECT). This past weekend, I spent an hour exploring the Half-Moon Brook area nestled between Flatrock and Pouch Cove. The blue skies were calling me out of my condo.  The clean, crisp air and constant sounds of waves crashing soon transported me to a place of tranquility and relaxation.  Heaven on Earth! The East Coast Trail Association is a member-based, volunteer-driven non-profit...

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Newfoundland – The Manuels River Trail

I decided one day last summer that it was a good day for me to explore The Manuels River Trail.  I had heard about this trail and was anxious to see it for myself.  But first, I had to find it!  Thanks to a quick Internet search and the wonderful technology of GPS, I discovered it was a 30 minute drive outside of the city of St John’s.  The drive was very relaxing as I traveled through one small section of the picturesque province of Newfoundland. I arrived at the Interpretation center and within a few minutes; I was...

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Sunrises and sunsets of Newfoundland

Dawning a new day surrounded by nature, can be one of the most pleasurable things a person can do. The quietness. The serenity. The peacefulness. The early morning rise may not be the easiest, but once you see the beauty, your senses will awaken. In Newfoundland, Canada we experience a lot of colorful shows. The sunrises are intense and the sunsets are just as vibrant. Personally, I enjoy the sunrises more. Most of the world is asleep as you witness what Mother Nature has to offer. There is a saying:  Red sky in the morning, Sailors take warning. When you know...

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Newfoundland: Leech Brook – The Roar of the Water

In Newfoundland, the winters can vary from year to year. This year we have been experiencing extremely colder temperatures earlier than normal. This may frustrate some, but, not me. The colder temperatures have allowed the local waterfalls to freeze and start its picturesque journey into ice transformations ahead of schedule. Only a mere 11 kilometres from where I live (Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) lies a wonderful paradise that many flock to during the warm summer months for a cool down swim, but, rarely do they hike it in the winter. Stage One – The Landing The landing...

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