Many people that do not live in the north have never seen an Inuksuk (pronounced Inukshuk). Perhaps their first exposure was the logo from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. In Canada they are common navigational markers used by the Inuit and are even becomming commonplace among hikers. Inuksuit (plural of Inuksuk) are used to mark travel routes or a specific place of interest … [Read more...]

Frog Rocks at Cow Head, Newfoundland

Cow Head, Newfoundland

Here is another image I made at the remarkable and mysterious Cow Head Beach in Newfoundland. We had so much fun climbing around on the rocks, discovering ponds with creatures, and finding views like no other. This image is high-dynamic range made by combining three exposures. To give you an idea of the size of these rocks, here is another image I made when Ray climbed up … [Read more...]

Cow Head, Newfoundland

Cow Head Newfoundland

Are you a geologist? Maybe you can help me out. I tried to find an explanation of what happened at Cow Head, Newfoundland, that uses regular understandable english words and not scientific garbeldy-gook. That fact that it is "an allochthonous Cambro-Ordovician sequence of deep-water limestone conglomerates" isn't really helpful for me. Or how about this: "Successively higher … [Read more...]

How would a moose get to Newfoundland?

Newfoundland Moose Small

The answer: by boat of course! Moose were introduced to the island in the late 1800's and now there is one of the highest densities of moose in North America and, in Gros Morne National Park, they far outnumber the humans. There are around 150,000 moose in Newfoundland. I'm not sure how many of those are in the park, but considering that there is no legal moose hunting in the … [Read more...]

Pond Reflections

Pond Reflection

I was drawn to the rugged coast in Newfoundland with its rocky cliffs, big round stones and small colourful pebbles. But for something new today, to show the diversity in the landscape here, I have two images of pond reflections. It is quite a contrast to go from the big wide rugged landscape to a small intimate reflection scene in a calm serene pond that was only steps away … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of National Park Campsites

Green Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Going to a national or state/provincial campsite always has its pros and cons. The pros include the location, of utmost importance if you plan to get up early to photograph sunrise. You can get that extra 45 minutes of sleep if your location is a sleepy stumble away from your doorstep. The cons include no services, such as you would get at a private campsite, such as … [Read more...]

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Since 1897, the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse has marked the marine approach to Rocky Harbour and the entrance to Bonne Bay in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. I thought this would be a great location to photograph sunset. I parked my truck and proceeded along one of the paths hoping it would lead down to the shore, but it did not. And worse, the end of the path with … [Read more...]

The Wreck of the Steamship Ethie

S.S. Ethie Shipwreck

The S.S. Ethie was a ship employed in the Newfoundland coastal trade and was driven by both steam and sail. On December 11, 1919, she could no longer fight the raging seas which were whipped to a froth by high winds. Her 92 passengers and crew feared for their lives as the icy water and rock-lined shore threatened. Fearing the worst, one parent put her baby in a mailbag and … [Read more...]