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Cape St Mary’s Ecological Reserve

One hundred and seventy-five kilometres from St John’s, was Cape St Mary’s Ecological Reserve that was established in 1983. The sixty-four square kilometre reserve, of which most was ocean, was bird haven. Situated on the southernmost tip of the Avalon Peninsula, was the largest nesting colony of gannets in Newfoundland—some 30,000.

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Witless Bay Islands Park Reserve 

South from Newfoundland’s capital was a whale watching and puffin tour at Bay Bulls. Whale watching is often a gamble and on my trip out into Witless Bay we spotted several pods, but only briefly. Still, being on the ocean was exhilarating and I was introduced to that distinct Newfoundland accent. 

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