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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Another beautiful cemetery

This one is in Elliston.

Sunday bird blogging

A few more puffins -- two of them peering out of their burrows, while a third attempts to demonstrate that he can too fly.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

More houses in Elliston

These houses were near the cliff trail out to the puffins.

Saturday reflections

Surprisingly, some of my favorite pictures from Newfoundland are from gloomy days like this one. I always think oh, this would be so much more beautiful if the sun were out, but this view in King's Point? I don't think so.

It's perfect.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Bonus bird blogging

One of the Elliston puffins.

We probably got closer to them in Witless Bay, but this time the sun was out. And I wasn't holding on for dear life on slippery decks in rough waters.

Cliff walk in Elliston

More pictures from the walk. Out at the far end of the cliffs, there was an island with -- puffins!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

And yet more beautiful coastline

Also in Elliston.

Yesterday when I was out doing errands it was sunny and warm, but just breezy enough to be on that cusp between enjoying the air on my bare arms and thinking that a sweater might be nice. Fall is coming.

And a year ago, I was in the cardiac unit at Mount Sinai with my African mystery illness. I am still not 100%, maybe never will be, but considering how long it took me to work up to being able to walk around the block, I'm very grateful to be able to travel again.

I wouldn't have wanted to miss hiking along these cliffs.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Root Cellar Capital of the World

Yes, there is such a thing and I have been there! Elliston has 135 documented root cellars, some of which are almost 200 years old. In a region where growing anything was hard, root cellars allowed the precious crops to be stored through the long winters.

The two root cellars above are in Elliston, but my favorite is the one on the left, in Twillingate. It looks like a hobbit hole.

Random building break

This is completely out of sequence, but I found it in the latest batch of photos from Gros Morne National Park that I was processing today. I do love lonely buildings on the water, and Newfoundland has so many.

Two more looks at Terra Nova National Park

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A slightly different view

Terra Nova National Park is located along Bonavista Bay, not far from the rugged coast at the cape. But inland the land feels very different -- forest sloping down to long bays.

Astronomy Tuesday

A beautifully detailed closeup of galaxy Messier 61.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, ESO, Amateur Data; Processing and Copyright: Robert Gendler and Roberto Colombari

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