It’s been several days since I returned home from a week of hiking and iceberg hunting in St John’s, Newfoundland.
Truth is, I’ve been running non-stop and today the tank is finally empty. This is a much needed recharge day and a perfect opportunity to start writing about this most recent adventure.
Some of you follow my other blog, Following A Bold Plan, and know that I was travelling with Deb from Widow Badass. This is the first time I’ve gone off on a major excursion without my husband and although our trips together are always amazing, this one with Deb was an absolute blast.
Travel with a girlfriend is different in all the best possible ways – especially when that friend shares the same interests, energy level, and sense of adventure.
No, we weren’t camping. These two women like their amenities and we had rented a large 2-bedroom apartment in the heart of St John’s. It was a great jumping-off point for all our adventures.
Exploring Newfoundland lent itself to taking videos, so today I’m going to share one that managed to encompass the essence of this trip – hiking, icebergs, and the ubiquitous wind.
In spite of my glib ‘finders keepers’ comment in this video, after this hike we did followup about the possession of eagle feathers. It confirmed Deb’s suspicion that it IS illegal in Canada and the US to have any part – even a found item like a feather – of a protected migratory bird such as the Bald Eagle.
If you are interested in reading more, check out this link – https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/17/drop-that-feather-its-illegal-to-collect-most-bird-feathers/
A few days later we met this bad boy on a different trail. He did not seem to be even the least bit disturbed by our presence, and watched calmly as we finally walked away.
I made a comment about the temperature in the video. It was a balmy 15C (60F) – probably a bit cooler with the chill of the wind coming off the North Atlantic – but compared to the previous day at 5C (40F), with a bone-chilling wind, this day was glorious.
Expect more about our adventures in Newfoundland – an absolutely magical place to visit if you love the outdoors. If you aren’t following Deb’s blog, why not? I for one am looking forward to her stories about our week together.