Adventures in the Land of
Iceberg, Whales and Puffins
Summer vacation...just the words can conjure images of exploring exotic locales replete with warm breezes, fabulous scenery and experiences of a life time; sunny California, Florida, Hawaii or Europe…but Newfoundland? Where is Newfoundland? Why would anyone want to go there?
Newfoundland is the eastern most province of Canada…think north, go east and stop before you hit Greenland or Ireland. I was invited to speak at the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s national convention in St. John’s in July. After a brief internet search of what the area had to offer, I said “sign me up!” It is a decision I have not regretted.
Breathtaking scenery, some of the most fascinating geology in the world, whales, icebergs, puffins and amazingly people are just a few of the memories I have brought home with me.
Over the next several weeks, I am going to share some of the adventures my travel companion, my 13 year old granddaughter, Lauryn and I experienced.
Newfoundland is intimately tied to the ocean. No portion of it is more than 62 miles (100 km) from the sea. You can board tour boats out of several ports around the island. Lauryn and I floated out of Bay Bulls, just south of St John’s on a catamaran owned by my guest, Michael Gatherall. Humpback whales, puffins and lots of ooohhs and ahhhs made this excursion on of the highlights of our visit to Newfoundland.
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Caring! Vibrant! Enthusiastic! Gatherall’s - our family and crew - is a captivating blend of sea captains, naturalists, entertainers, storytellers... and humorous characters. Real people to whom hospitality comes naturally!
Gatherall's takes pride in the warmth, sincerity, and professionalism of our staff. We have taken great care to select those unique individuals whose enthusiasm is contagious. Gatherall's goes to great lengths to retain our staff so as to ensure our clients receive the highest level of service possible. Local guides--to whom hospitality comes naturally--will captivate you with their enthusiasm, energy and spirit. Their goal is to bring to life all the wonders of the Reserve and the rich and varied history of our area.
Gatherall's goes to great lengths to ensure that we provide the highest level of service to all of our clients. Our guides receive the most in-depth training and on the job experience provided by any operator. Local guides--to whom hospitality comes naturally--will captivate you with their enthusiasm, energy and spirit. Their goal is to bring to life all the wonders of the Reserve and the rich and varied history of our area.