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on the eastern side of newfoundland, on the bonavista peninsula, one can find the historic town of trinity.

closeby we really enjoyed the skerwink trail, a really beautiful trail along the skerwink rocks with great views on cliffs.

another very beautiful place we stayed at was crow head, a small peninsula close to twillingate. we stayed in the artist cabin, a wonderful slightly remote wilderness cabin located at the rough shore. getting there takes a couple of minutes on a gravel road from crow head, and it has a really great view:

the cabin lies on some hiking paths, where you can enjoy a lot of nature and great views on the surrounding islands and crow head itself:

located on the same peninsula is the long point lighthouse.

the area features a lot of interesting hiking trails. we particularly enjoyed the french beach, where we even managed to see an iceberg in the far distance:

from gros morne we continued north. we visited port au choix, where tourist season unfortunately had ended and the interpretative center was closed:

we also visited the early viking settlement in l'anse aux meadows:

and took a not too close look at the burnt cape ecological reserve, right next (in raleigh to which we were staying. around that time, the moose hunt was officially started and we saw some moose leftovers hanging around here and there. children swings are apparently a useful thing to disembowel dead moose; next to the place where we stayed, we found some leftovers at a swing together with a moose head:

the gros morne national park is an impressive national park in the west of newfoundland. it features lots of interesting geology, a lot of nature and many great views. we explored the tablelands, broom point and the nearby wonderful steve's trail (a real gem!), the western brook point, the town cow head (where we stayed), and the arches provincial park slightly north of gros morne.

another gem can be found next to deer lake: the newfoundland insectarium. you can see many beautiful butterflies, local and non-local insects, a beehive, tarantulas, and much more. here's a selection of some butterflies:

this year we visited canada for another time, this time concentrating on it's east. we began with exploring newfoundland. some very beautiful places can be found on the port-au-port peninsula, in particular the hidden falls in sheaves cove and cape st. george. also, the peninsula houses felix cove, which we had to pay a short visit :)

in late may, we (again) visited val bregaglia for another very nice vacation. the weather was great, except on monday when it snowed. we stayed once more in vicosoprano. we did some hiking from soglio to castasegna, and from castasegna to chiavenna:

we also visited the mountain diavolezza close to pontresina. it was pretty warm up there, despite all the snow, though not as hot as at the base station.

in the beginning of may, we hiked from the albis pass down to the türlersee, and from there to the seleger moor, a mire with lots of beautiful flowers. this year, spring was a bit late, so we didn’t experience the full beauty, but it was very nice nonetheless!

in april, we visited the beatushöhlen near interlaken, a stalactite cave where you can walk through.

this year, we also visisted oslo. we were lucky, and the weather was superb! sun all the time, it was really beautiful.

we did some excursions, namely to ulvøya in the south-east part of oslo, …

… to nesoddtangen, …

… and to the norsk folkemuseum on bygdøy.

finally, some shots of tjuvholmen by night: