Our friend Newfoundsander has published a new blog post about the coming iceberg season in Newfoundland. I saw the first one of the season faaarrr in the horizon about a month ago or more, but it wasn’t until it was confirmed on icebergfinder.com that I let myself get excited. I was expecting a influx of our giant icey pals. But alas … I saw no more until now. Growing up on Fogo Island it wasn’t a big deal seeing them float by with their own ecosystem, or get woken in the middle of the night by the earspitting sound of them capsizing (or calving: flipping over or breaking). So I got a little jaded, and didn’t pay much mind, but now I’m like a little kid, when I read posts like this one.
One month ago a promising iceberg chart led me to believe a good iceberg season was headed our way. Today’s iceberg chart definitely confirms that belief, just have a look at this: In case you can’t quite make out the numbers, there are roughly 90 icebergs around the Great Northern Peninsula, 120 icebergs along the […]
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Electric Submarine with Elon Musk on board surfaces in Mobile Bay, Newfoundland, just south of St. John’s, Canada

Although the stop in Mobile Bay was scheduled to be a short re-supply mission taking only two hours under the cover of darkness, once the crew realized they were spotted, they agreed to have breakfast at the Whalehouse under the stipulation of no discussions of the electric submarine at the breakfast table. Seemingly keeping the electric submarine project top secret is important to Elon Musk and the rest of the crew. … Read More

Darrel Blatchley is the director of the museum and personally conducted the necropsy, an autopsy for animals.

What’s the solution to single-use plastics?

Over 40 kilograms of plastic was found in a dead whale’s stomach last week – a stark reminder of the impact of single-use plastics on marine life … Read More

Anthony Boudain on Newfoundland, Food and People

5 things that surprised Anthony Bourdain on his Newfoundland Vacation

During Anthony Bourdain’s last visit to Newfoundland, he noticed a few things right off the bat. Want to know what Newfoundland looks like through the eyes of Bourdain? Here’s the top five things he noticed: 1: Game meat is popular … Read More

Scuba Diving

Looking for a unique scuba diving experience during your visit to Newfoundland? Interested in wreck diving or snorkeling with Humpback Whales and Dolphins? If so, you’re in for a special treat. We have several WWII shipwrecks that were sunk by … Read More

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FORK RESTAURANT

Fork Restaurant – Gourmet dining in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Looking for a Gourmet Restaurant that’ll please even the most discerning foodies? Check out the popular pop-up restaurant Fork. It’s right in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, just 5 … Read More

CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS

If you’re a foodie, odds are you’re familiar with Chanterelle mushrooms. A favorite of gourmet chefs all over the world, the Chanterelle, belonging to the genus Cantharellus, is the most popular of all the wild mushroom species. Chanterelle mushrooms are very aromatic, meaty, and pair great with chicken and pork. … Read More

Stand Up Paddle Boarding And water sports in Newfoundland

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING (SUP)

Weather you’re a seasoned big wave surfer or a beginner looking to try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) for the first time, the beaches, coastlines, and inland waterways surrounding the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve offer something for everyone. Paddleboards are a … Read More

Picnic in Newfoundland

LIGHTHOUSE PICNICS

Lighthouse Picnic Do you like picnics as much as we do? There’s something really special about eating outside on a nice summer day. If you’re looking for a world class picnic experience without the hassle of actually making and packing … Read More

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The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Map

WITLESS BAY ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS IN WITLESS BAY Planning on visiting the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve? Looking for the perfect place to stay? Here are some things to keep in mind before making your booking. As you can see in the map, the Witless … Read More

Surreal closeness with whales in Newfoundland

NEWFOUNDLAND WHALES

Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the most spectacular whale watching places on Earth. Whales aren’t unique to Newfoundland by any stretch of the imagination. Whales are found in every ocean and all over the planet, from the warm waters … Read More