On the wild coast in front of Twillingate Newfoundland
There are places where you feel like in another world. Twillingate Newfoundland is one of them. There, where man hardly has anything left to say. Where nature takes over the regiment. There, where the elements determine the event. In a place where the wind is dragging ancient stones. Where waves that can accumulate over thousands of kilometers of force break on steep cliffs. In a landscape where only water, wind and waves have anything to do with the hard rock of the cliffs. There are not many such places, but those that exist will remain in your memory. There you can see how much man is only a marginal phenomenon in the earth. The coastal landscape off Twillingate in Newfoundland is one such place.
Nature is still present in its original form in such places on earth. Even animals rarely show up and seem to prefer other areas. Anyway, we see on our trip along the coast before Twillingate only a few birds and a single minke whale, which shows us briefly. He makes himself quickly back off and disappears again from our field of vision. It's almost as if they are avoiding this harsh landscape.
Icebergs in July - Nil
Actually, we had hoped to see another iceberg or some chunks of ice off the coast that drift from the Arctic into these waters during the spring months. But with temperatures moving between 25 and 30 degrees in July, we quickly realize that our chances are slim. Therefore, we expect little spectacular from our boat trip off the Atlantic coast at Twillingate in Newfoundland.
But how foolish we are, shows up as soon as we leave the harbor bay of Twillingate. We have the little nutshell almost for us alone, which transports us on a sunny afternoon out into the open Atlantic. The mere thought that there is nothing between us and the west coast of Ireland as thousands of kilometers of water, earns me proper respect. I'm glad for the sunny weather and the light breeze blowing in from the sea, and I hope that stays that way during our boat trip.
Rough Beauty - The cliffs in front of Twillingate Newfoundland
What I did not expect was the wild and rugged beauty of the cliffs that extend south of the harbor entrance to Twillingate. Without any sign of human habitation, the rock walls reach south as far as the eye can see - high and jagged. I feel like the only person in the world. An intoxicating feeling. No wonder we are on the boat of Iceberg Quest except for another couple from Ontario, the only ones who open this summer in these waters.
It's high season in Newfoundland. We have all this beauty and breathtaking nature to ourselves and experience a world in the IMAX format. Imposing cliffs with crags shaped by wind and waves, rock outcrops, through which we look out over the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and a primeval landscape, as you rarely see.
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Alone in a wild nature
Apart from a few seagulls and a minke whale, no wildlife is showing up, which reinforces my sense of being one of the few creatures that invigorate this region. So, the first pioneers on this coast must have felt, and I can sympathize with what a big step the relocation to this wild island must have been for the first immigrants. There are compelling reasons to leave home and settle in such inhospitable areas. With such thoughts in mind we finally reach the protective harbor of Twillingate, impressed by a boat trip along the wild cliffs of Newfoundland, which gave us more than we expected.
We were with the Boat of Iceberg Quest on the way on this tour. In the summer there are departures to 9.30, 13.00, 16.00 and 19.00 clock. Departures are limited at the beginning and end of the season, so reservations are required.
What else you can do in Twillingate Newfoundland
That's what you need on a trip to Newfoundland
- Good hiking bootsBecause many of Newfoundland's landscapes are best explored on foot
- In summer: a waterproof windbreaker *Protecting against the fresh breeze from the sea. In the spring: a wax jacket *, because this protects even better from wind and cold on boats and icebergs.
- Since a journey through Newfoundland always leads through rough terrain and unpredictable weather, we recommend one Protective cover for the mobile phone * and one (as watertight as possible) Backpack for the camera *in which you can safely store lenses and accessories.
- Even if you are traveling in the north of Canada, the sun can shine intensely here. Therefore, you should definitely one Sunglasses*, Sunscreen with high sun protection factor * and one Hat with wide brim * have along.
- Because of the unpredictable weather, you should dress in several layers. So you can quickly adapt to the new conditions in case of a change of weather. A Fleece jacket * is very helpful.
Source: own research on site. We thank you Newfoundland Labrador Tourism for the invitation to this research trip. Our opinion remains untouched.
Text: © Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Video: © Petar Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Updated on 7.5.2019
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Monika Fuchs has been working in tourism since 1990. She has been a tour guide on four continents for 17 years and has accompanied high-class trips through North and Central America, Australia, southern Africa and Europe. Since 2001 she has been a writer and photographer for TravelWorldOnline and writes as a freelance journalist for DIE ZEIT Online and travel magazines such as 360 ° Medien, TRIVAGO, Expedia, travador, etc. She also writes travel guides about destinations and enjoyment destinations all over the world. Your guide about Canada's east was released in 2020. Petar Fuchs produced the videos on this blog as well YouTube.
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