Newfoundland

Newfoundland is the place where the New World begins, as it was the first place on North American where Vikings and colonists landed. Actually I got to know Newfoundland in text-book when I was even in middle school back in China. Thinking of landed in Canada a few years ago at Pacific cost in Vancouver, and have been in a small hamlet facing the Arctic Ocean for quite a while, it has been some time for me hoping to have a look at what the Atlantic Ocean looks like. In past October, my dream was fulfilled after 10 hour flights on a duty travel from Canada’s Arctic to its Atlantic Ocean coast. And I was totally surprised by its picturesque coastal cliffs, colour architecture and rich folklore and history. It was out of tourism seasons for whales watching and birds statuary tours, as such boat tour was not available for visitors, which means I had not chance to see the biggest birds colonies in North American, not mention the exotic puffins. But I did saw ringed seal and a rock grouse on the way to Ferryland, the oldest settlement village in early 17th contrary. Just before heading for St. John’s, my friends in Cambridge Bay told me not to miss the chance to be certified as a real “newfy” through a “Screech” ceremony. Never forgot this and that turned out a swift tour on George Street, like the Adelaide Street in Toronto fully of bars and music. I was warmed in a cold wetly October night by both “Screech” and warm-hearted newfies, a memory never be forgotten.
St.John's Harbour from Signal HillSt.John’s Harbor
Gignal Hill, St.John's,NLCabot Tower on Signal Hill, the site of the first trans-Atlantic wireless message.
St. John'sFishing post in old town of St.John’s
St. John's Street  Unique but typical street scene in St. John’s

Ferryland, NL Rough cost cliff at Ferryland, a typical coastal site on Avalon Peninsula  where outcrops smashed by waves from Atlantic Ocean.

Petty Harbour, St.John's,NL Inland the Newfoundland,a tranquil lake at Petty Harbor.

Cuckolds Cove ,NLBreath taking senene at Cuckolds Cove.

Lighthouse at Cape SpearCape Spear,the eastern most point of North American.

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16 Responses to Newfoundland

  1. chicasl10 says:

    Petty Harbouw Wolfy what a foto..Im jealous This is Nat Geo product..I love it.
    Visiting such a place like u did is something u haqve to feel.When ur there u feel the taste.
    U take us with u on ur trip. I had no idea abt this beauty.
    Tx for sharing Wolfy
    MJ

    • arcticwl says:

      I am glad you like them JM. I hope you are the editor of National photography, i was totally surprise by the tranquility and purity when we passing it.
      This world geographically it too large to be savored by us, we can only get some glimpses at certain times within certain ranges.
      always hope you enjoy good weather and be ready for coming Xmas !

  2. Carrie says:

    What a lovely review of photos of Newfoundland. I still haven’t been there. We made it as far as Nova Scotia and ran out of time so had to miss the big rock. I do have friends there so hope on day to visit. They are the most warm hearted fun people. Your photos here have certainly captured a little of the unique beauty that is there. The east coast is soooo different from the west. Well my friend are your days all dark again. Winter hit me early this year. We had almost 2 feet of snow by mid November. Finally it has taken a break from snowing. So glad to hear from you again. Always a joy to see your photos and here about your journeys. Hugs Carrie

    • arcticwl says:

      Carrie, glad you coming over for stopping by,
      It has been quite long time since last post, almost 4 months. This year has been the busiest year, did lots travels but barely had time to take photos around.
      Visiting Newfoundland is my long time dream fortunately i finally got a chance to see by myself in live. As you said it is so different with west, Avalon is not that north, but you feel it like arboreal terrain, and hardly to see tall three as we do in west.
      Newfins are so friendly and you can easily talk hours in any bar with strangers like old fellows.
      Yes, it has been totally dark since 2 days ago, we have late but lots snow this year as well. it will be another one month when the sun comes back to horizon.
      wish you all the best,
      hugs.

  3. summer breeze says:

    WOW Arctic, love your photo’s, they never fail to impress.
    I wouldn’t like to ride my bike up THAT hill..LOL but would have fun going down 🙂
    Such wonderful shots, thanks for sharing your world.
    big hugs
    Love, Summer

    • arcticwl says:

      Glad that you came back to WP.
      If you have a bicycle ride on that hill, you would definitely enjoy it as you can have good exercise to your muscles and test your balance skill down the hill.
      hugs.

  4. 明明如月 says:

    wow, havent heard from you forever:)

  5. dengaiwu says:

    it’s so beau….utiful.

    • arcticwl says:

      heheheh, Thanks for dropping by, not as productive as you are. each entry on your blog opens a different window to the world where i have never been, or never dreamed to be…

  6. jennygoth says:

    great pics arctic loved them all merry xmas xxjen

  7. fiesta ware says:

    fiesta ware
    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this outstanding blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will talk about this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon! fiesta ware

  8. jennygoth says:

    have a lovely xmas arctic big hugs xxjen

  9. chicasl10 says:

    Its good to see that ur back Wolfy

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