Trinity Newfoundland takes our breath away! I don't know if you feel the same way: before a trip to an unknown region, I get an idea of what it looks like there just by preparing. But this time I was completely wrong in my expectations. We had hoped to see a small iceberg drifting past the Newfoundland coast from time to time, and we had expected rough cliffs, lots of wind and wild nature. After all, we were on “the rock”, a region of Canada that has a reputation for being pristine wilderness.
The iceberg season is over in July
We left the hope of icebergs behind us very quickly when, in temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees and in bright sunshine, we arrived in St. John's. No iceberg can withstand such heat for long, no matter how large it may be. Well, the wind was there – at least on Signal Hill and Cape Spear. There were also cliffs, and nature was right on our doorstep. But that's about it. Newfoundland, however, had something in store for us that we hadn't expected at all and that we hadn't read about in any travel guide: a paradise of wildflowers.
Trinity Newfoundland is a sea of flowers in July
July is the perfect time to visit Trinity Newfoundland, when nature on the island is in full bloom. On all of our trips through the country, the roadsides were thickly overgrown with flowers of all sorts of colors. Most beautiful, however, was our stay in Trinity, a small fishing village on the east coast of the island. The village is typical of Newfoundland towns: the houses are scattered across a small peninsula in a sheltered spot on the coast. Gardens are rare, and when they exist, freshly washed laundry blows in the wind on the clothesline. Only rarely do you see a few laboriously tended vegetable beds and even more rare are flower beds.
This may be because the people here were fishermen and their lives were always about surviving in a harsh environment. The work was hard and exhausting. There wasn't much time to create decorative gardens. Perhaps the reason for the lack of landscaped flower gardens is simply that nature provides an incomparable spectacle here.
Trinity Newfoundland is a sea of lupins
Lupines grow lush on the slopes and wild in the gardens. In between, the pink clover, white daisies and sunny yellow marsh marigolds shine in a colorful mixture of wildflowers. A true feast for anyone who loves wild nature.
A walk through the village turns into a great experience for the senses. While the wind blows through the sea of flowers, you walk past brightly painted houses that light up like splashes of color behind the fields of white, blue and red flowers and provide the perfect backdrop for great summer pictures.
In any case, one thing has been proven: in the future I will try not to form an opinion about a region that I do not know before I get there. Most of the time things turn out differently, and you are often surprised by the local conditions. In any case, I will remember Newfoundland in July as a wildflower paradise. I don't need icebergs there. They are a reason for another trip to "the rock" - a little earlier in the year.
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