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...] about How would a moose get to Newfoundland?
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...] about Pond Reflections
Pros and Cons of National Park Campsites
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...] about Pros and Cons of National Park Campsites
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...] about Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse
The Wreck of the Steamship Ethie
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...] about The Wreck of the Steamship Ethie