Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bauline East, Newfoundland–Part 2


In addition to Humpback and Minke whales, we saw birds from my boat tours around Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

My Puffin pictures did not come out as well as I had hoped, but I knew I was going to a place in a couple of weeks were I would hopefully get a closer look.  This area is North America’s largest Atlantic Puffin colony. 


Puffins and Murres are not very good fliers.  It was fun watching them try to get away from the boat taking many “steps” before they could fly. nl_be_mb_puffins3_thumb1nl_be_mb_puffins6_thumb1nl_be_mb_puffins7_thumb1



A couple of day there were thousands of Murres -


Below is our guide and all the other passengers for one of the trips.


St. John’s is known for their colorful and close together housing.  The downtown area is very hilly, reminding me of parts of San Francisco.


I did go on one other big boat trip, but because I wanted to see the scenery from a different area. 

The city of St. John’s from the boat--


The Battery in St John’s – a neighborhood on the slopes of Signal Hill where now many artist live.nl_be_stjohn1


Part 3 will finish up my blogs from Bauline East. 

I went hiking a couple of times while there, both times on the East Coast trail.  My favorite was to La Manche (a community that was devastated by a storm and then abandoned).

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