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Christmas Whales

Thirty-five years ago, a small group of whales were trapped in ice in Springdale harbour. They became known as the Christmas whales, and saving them became a community project.

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photo: Elizabeth Whitten, circa 2015 Mummers Parade
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Mummer’s Festival – let them all in!

The history of the Mummers Festival – an annual parade of people dressed as mummers. It’s a wonderful spectacle, full of young, old, locals and people who haven’t the faintest what a mummer is.

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The Humpback Whale
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WHALE WATCHING IN NEWFOUNDLAND

To put it simply, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the premier whale watching locations in the world. With 22 species of whales, including minke, sperm, pothead, blue, orca, and the world’s largest population of humpbacks, and a variety of ways to see them, you are sure to be awe-struck, amazed, and inspired by these ocean giants.

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The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Map
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Witless Bay Marine Ecological Reserve

Comprised of four small islands, this reserve is one of nature’s greatest wonders anywhere on earth. In summer it is home to millions of seabirds that come to shore to nest and raise their young on the four islands. Whales swim here, especially humpback and minkes. Best seen from a tour boat operating from nearby communities.

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A Photograhers Picture-Perfect Weekend in Newfoundland

This classic route around the Avalon Peninsula clocks in at about 200 miles. Sampling a small piece of it, Lindsey realized she’d probably need a couple days to do it right. “My definition of a good driving tour for photos? Pulling over to the side of the road every five minutes for photos, which I totally did on the Irish Loop,” she says. “There are so many epic photo-ops: winding roads, wildlife, rivers, lakes, mountains, cliffs, islands, lighthouses, kooky souvenir shops—you name it. My advice for fellow photographers doing the loop: Bring a picnic, an extra camera battery, and if you’re traveling with someone else, make sure they’re really patient.”

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