Twillingate Newfoundland - At the wild coast

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Hole in the rock cliffs in front of Twillingate Newfoundland

On the wild coast in front of Twillingate Newfoundland

There are places where you feel like you are in another world. Here you can enjoy nature. Twillingate Newfoundland is one of them. Where people hardly have anything to say anymore. Where nature takes over. Where the elements determine what happens. In a place where the wind wears ancient stones. Where waves that can gather force for thousands of kilometers break on sheer cliffs. In a landscape where only water, wind and waves have anything to counteract the hard rock of the steep cliffs.



There aren't many places like this, but the ones that are remain etched in your memory. There you can see how much humans are only a marginal phenomenon in earth's events. The coastal landscape off Twillingate in Newfoundland is one such place.


Rough rock cliffs in front of Twillingate Newfoundland
Rough rock cliffs in front of Twillingate Newfoundland



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.


Surf in front of Twillingate Newfoundland
Surf in front of Twillingate


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 wrong we are quickly becomes apparent as soon as we leave the harbor bay of Twillingate. We have the little nutshell almost to ourselves, transporting us out into the open Atlantic on a sunny afternoon. Just the thought that there is nothing between us and the west coast of Ireland but thousands of kilometers of water gives me a lot of respect. I am happy about the sunny weather and the light breeze blowing in from the sea and hope it stays that way during our boat trip.


Hole in the rock cliffs in front of Twillingate Newfoundland
Hole in the rock cliffs in front of Twillingate


Rough Beauty - The cliffs in front of Twillingate Newfoundland

What I didn't expect was the wild and rugged beauty of the cliffs that stretch south of the harbor entrance to Twillingate. With no sign of human habitation, the rock faces 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 on the Iceberg Quest boat are the only ones, apart from another couple from Ontario, who set off into these waters on this summer day.

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.


Alone in a wild nature

Apart from a few seagulls and a minke whale, no wildlife appears, which only reinforces my feeling that I am one of the few creatures that animate this region. This is how the first pioneers on this coast must have felt, and I can understand what a big step moving to this wild island must have been for the first immigrants. You need compelling reasons to leave your familiar home and settle in such inhospitable areas. With such thoughts in mind, we finally reach the sheltering harbor of Twillingate, impressed by a boat trip along the wild cliffs of Newfoundland that gave us more than we bargained for.


Ship boy on board
Ship boy on board


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.

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Source: own research on site. We would definitely like to thank you Newfoundland Labrador Tourism for inviting me to this research trip. However, our opinion remains unaffected.

Text: © Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Twillingate Newfoundland - At the wild coast

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

2 thoughts too "Twillingate Newfoundland - At the wild coast"

  1. How nice - you also experienced the wild Newfoundland! We also missed the icebergs. Next time we drive better in the spring.
    Greetings from Sanne

    1. Dear Sanne,

      Yes, the island impressed us a lot, even though we only saw an almost melted iceberg at St. Anthony's. But the wildflowers were absolutely terrific. We have never seen such wildflower meadows as in Newfoundland. You just can not have both at the same time.

      Best regards,

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