The Bunkhouse in Bay Bulls

We recently spent a night at The Bunkhouse in Bay Bulls. Basically speaking, give us any chance to relax and spend some time on the Irish Loop, and we’re there. The brightly coloured and feels-like-home cottage is perfectly quaint and comfortable. It’s an ideal spot for hikers, kayakers, and whalewatchers. (And people like us who just really love waking up with a view of another … Continue reading The Bunkhouse in Bay Bulls

Christmas Shopping Done Locally

Hands up if you feel as sad as we do when local small businesses announce they’re closing down?  And it felt like we were sad more than usual in 2016. We’ve seen the downtowns of quite a number of cities–nationally and internationally. Guess what? St. John’s is still our favourite. Sure, the brightly coloured rowhouses and view of The Battery have something to do with … Continue reading Christmas Shopping Done Locally

Stages of Many Colours on the Baccalieu Trail

It’s January. Again. Is it a sign of age when you start thinking each year goes by faster than the last? January’s a good month for cleaning up–the files on one’s laptop, for instance. Which is how I came across the forgotten photos in this post. Let’s all remember how nice our weather was back in the Fall. (It’s easier to do when you ignore … Continue reading Stages of Many Colours on the Baccalieu Trail

Trinity Baycation

Here’s what we recommend when you love travel but can’t quite afford the long-haul international flight and four weeks of accommodations: Take a local road trip. It’s been much too long since we’ve ventured outside North America, but such is life when unpredicted expenses pop up one after the other. To feed our restless wandering souls, we took a few days off recently to drive … Continue reading Trinity Baycation

The Steps by the War Memorial

On very rare occasions, the stars line up and place a bunch of your favourite spots in the same immediate area. Such is the case with “the steps by the War Memorial” in downtown St. John’s. Now, don’t get us wrong, downtown is FULL of lovely places. If we both made a list of “Five Favourite Places I’ve Ever Been”, downtown St. John’s would make … Continue reading The Steps by the War Memorial