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Landscapes

A friend who read Bound told me that the landscapes seemed familiar to her. I wasn’t surprised. She’s from Newfoundland.

This place inspires me. The ocean, the rugged beauty of the land, the untouched forests (and even the touched ones). There’s something wonderfully mysterious about a field strewn with boulders, looking like the aftermath of a battle between the rock-hurling giants in Narnia.

Actually, the real explanation for that one is pretty interesting. Those boulders were picked up by glaciers, carried here, and dropped as the glacier melted. They’re called erratics.

I thought I’d share here a few of the landscapes that remind me of Darmid and Tyrea. If you’re ever in the area and want to visit them, I’d be happy to point the way. 🙂

Sorry I don’t have a picture for this one taken on a clear day. It’s hard to stop for photos when you’re travelling with kids. Picture blue skies… I’ll get a better picture some day.

 

stunted trees

(from Bound, chapter 17)

 

Not all locations in the books correspond directly to places here. It’s more the feel. The roughness, that hard land (wait until you see [redacted]), the sparkling lakes and the foggy afternoons.

The forests, the fields, the harbour towns and the water were all influenced by this place.

forest

 

These mountains near Corner Brook (western Newfoundland) bear a striking resemblance to those worn-down old mountains that separate Tyrea from Darmid, though I didn’t discover them until after Bound was published.

They could be a little higher, but you get the idea. These mountains make the Rockies look like young punks.

mountains

 

Ever wonder how Glass Lake got its name? The landscape’s a little off, but the water is perfect.

glass lake

 

The seasons are inspiring, too.

(from Bound, chapter 4)

(from Bound, chapter 4)

Here are a few more pictures.

river

river 2

 

icebergs

 

Seriously, come visit. It’s super cool. 🙂

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Gros Morne Magic

Remember how I’ve said there’s magic around here?* Apparently Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism agrees wholeheartedly. Here’s the new TV spot:

I haven’t been to Gros Morne yet, but I’ll get there some day. I think this is some of the most beautiful senery in the world.

*(Not to mention the dragons…)


Oh, What a (Canada) Day We Had!

Just a few photos from our trip to Twillingate. Guys, this town… we were driving around, and I lost count of how many times I said “it’s SO PRETTY!” If you like fishing villages, gorgeous views, an amazing landscape, lighthouses and a whole lotta ocean, this is the town for you. There weren’t any icebergs around on the day we visited, but Twillingate is one of the best places to see them (not to mention the whales and the sea birds). Honestly, if AJ’s next posting can’t get us close to St. John’s, I’d be happy to move here.

Here’s the website, because I ran out of space for all the pictures I wanted to take.

Anyway…

The view from the restaurant where we ate lunch

The view from the restaurant where we ate lunch

A fun wine selection

A fun wine selection

Welcome to Newfoundland, flks. Did I mention that this is near Dildo Run Provincial Park?

Welcome to Newfoundland, folks. Did I mention that this is near Dildo Run Provincial Park?

This lighthouse looks like a chocolate milk bottle. The view from the top is spectacular!

This lighthouse looks like a chocolate milk bottle. The view from the top is spectacular!

That may or may not be Horney Head Cove. Pretty though, ain't it?

That may or may not be Horney Head Cove. Pretty though, ain’t it?

beach treasures

beach treasures

Sleepy cove

Sleepy cove

I thought the abandoned mining equipment was delightfully creepy!

I thought the abandoned mining equipment was delightfully creepy!

Somebody's shed

Somebody’s shed

More urchins than a Charles Dickens novel, I swear!

More urchins than a Charles Dickens novel, I swear.

Sunbeams over town. I wish I could have taken more pictures of the buildings; I do love a place where the houses don't all look the same!

Sunbeams over town. I wish I could have taken more pictures of the buildings; I do love a place where the houses don’t all look the same!

Oh, and here’s the weirdest thing we saw, when we were walking near the boats in the harbour: these things that looked like tentacle-less jellyfish, and they lit up. Rows of light reflecting the sun in rainbow colours. They looked like those cheap fibre-optic toys you buy at the circus, but tasteful. And also alive. We probably spent way too much time looking, but they were amazing! And it always drives me nuts when I can’t put a name to an animal. Closest I’ve come so far in my search is “comb jellyfish.” Any other thoughts? That’s a solid blob of critter there, not tentacles.

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see the light-up dots in lines on the right?

This one appeared to be quite deceased (an ex-whatchamacallit, if you will), but you can see the structure

This one appeared to be quite deceased (an ex-whatchamacallit, if you will), but you can see the structure. And its… mouth?

So there you go. Twillingate. And gelatinous blobs. YAY!

I’ll be back…


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