Welcome to the Rock: Newfoundland

“We didn’t do anything special,” says retired police constable Oswald “Oz” Fudge when describing this community’s efforts to welcome the 38 commercial aircraft carrying nearly 7,000 passengers and crew that were ordered to land in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Theatregoers seeing “Come From Away,” the hit musical based on thoseContinue reading “Welcome to the Rock: Newfoundland”

Shank’s Mare and a Comfy Bed: East Coast Trail in Newfoundland

On the eastern fringe of Canada, where the rough-and-tumble Atlantic Ocean meets the hard rock and good people of Newfoundland and Labrador, there exists a remarkable hiking trail. The East Coast Trail is long–540 kilometres–yet is parcelled into manageable day hikes. It follows one coastline, but delivers gobsmackingly varied terrain. It feels remote, yet runsContinue reading “Shank’s Mare and a Comfy Bed: East Coast Trail in Newfoundland”