Newfoundland Travel - Nature Stroll

Updated: Feb 13

Many of us spend years "chasing the dream" in our 9 to 5 jobs. This was certainly the case for me but, after my retirement, I saw that life had more possibilities than previously imagined. As a lover of nature and owner of a small vacation rental in Pouch Cove, I often explore the outdoors, take photos, and share my experiences with guests in order to help them plan their vacation. A nature walk reminds me that the best things in life truly are free. Here are some photos that capture some special moments I've enjoyed while exploring nature.

Close up view of a bee pollinating a pink flower.
Bee pollinating a pink flower.

Walking along the grassy bank of Quidi Vidi lake, one can see fog clinging to the mountains in the distance.
Walking along the grassy bank of Quidi Vidi lake, one can see fog clinging to the mountains in the distance.

The coast of Pouch Cove is veiled in shades of red and orange as the morning sun casts a warm glow along the distant horizon.
The coast of Pouch Cove is veiled in shades of red and orange as the sunrise casts a warm glow along the horizon.

Beautiful blue flower in full bloom seen along the Botanical Gardens walking trail.
Beautiful blue flower in full bloom seen along the Botanical Gardens walking trail.

Lighting atop a pole illuminates a boardwalk trail through a forest clearing in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Lighting atop a pole illuminates a boardwalk trail through a forest clearing in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Saw whet owl perched on a tree branch in a forest area along the Botanical Gardens walking trail.
Saw whet owl perched on a tree branch in a forest area along the Botanical Gardens walking trail.

Under blue skies, these evergreen trees are growing atop an outcrop along the Shoreline Heritage walking trail.
Evergreen trees are growing atop an outcrop along the Shoreline Heritage walking trail.

Adjacent to a boardwalk trail along the banks of Quidi Vidi lake, ice can be seen breaking as it flows over the water dam.
Ice breaking as it is washed over the dam at Quidi Vidi lake.

A juvenile bald eagle soars peacefully in the blue sky with its wings open and its feet close to its tail.
Juvenile bald eagle soaring in the beautiful blue sky.

Osprey flying overhead, wings open, eyes focused in search of food.
Osprey flying overhead, wings open, eyes focused in search of food.

Reflections of trees sparkle over a calm pond during sunset, as pink, yellow, and blue hues cover its surface.
Reflections of trees sparkle over a calm pond during sunset, as pink, yellow, and blue hues cover its surface.

Male wood duck standing on rocks along the shore of a pond.
Ducks, such as this male wood duck, tend to gather around walking trails that surround water.

Tufted duck, crown neatly parted is paddling in a fresh water pond.
This tufted duck was also seen at a pond along a St. John's walking trail.

Double crested cormorant yawning as it stands on a reed at the edge of a pond.
Birds, including the double crested cormorant, also find enjoyment along the banks of ponds near walking trails.

Arctic Tern, wings open and tail spread, soaring in the blue sky.
Looking up, you can often see seabirds such as the Arctic Tern soaring overhead.

Tall trees grow along some of the outer edges of the grass covered banks at Quidi Vidi lake.
Some of the elongated grass covered banks that border Quidi Vidi Lake are shaded by mature trees.

 A red-bellied woodpecker perches in an old tree with peeling bark.
Watch for wild birds, such as this red bellied woodpecker, in the trees.

An apple tree with lush, green leaves holding its ripe fruit.
An apple tree with lush, green leaves holding its ripe fruit.

Juicy, ripe, blueberries growing on blueberry bushes and ready to be picked.
Juicy, ripe, blueberries growing on blueberry bushes and ready to be picked.

The bird house sits on a wooden platform near a tranquil pond surrounded by trees.
A bird house sits on a wooden platform near the shore of a tree surrounded pond along the Botanical Gardens trail.

Pink rose growing in my garden in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland.
Pink rose growing in my garden in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland.

I'm sure you will agree that taking time to explore the nature and wildlife that surrounds us is a beautiful experience. Please follow my Newfoundland Travel Blog to see my work on some other popular tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland. I'd be delighted to hear from you so why not contact me today?

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