There is something about wild places that calls to us. Even as we live in ever-expanding, ever more comfortably built environments, something draws us into the wild.
While we feel the pull of the wild, rarely do we heed its call. Our tour is an opportunity to explore the geography and history of a uniquely untouched place. This September, join philosopher and nature advocate Wendy O’Brien to explore your relationship with the wild amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland.
We’ll start each day with a themed discussion, guided by the work of classic and contemporary nature writers. We’ll then head out to explore on foot and by boat. Feel the spray of saltwater as you cruise the fjords of spectacular Western Brook Pond and Bonne Bay. Cross the barrens to the rugged clifftop of Green Gardens, learn from an Indigenous interpreter in the boreal forest, and walk over ancient sea floor on the astonishing Tablelands.
Our base for the week is the lovely Bonne Bay Inn, in the historic seaside village of Woody Point surrounded by stunning mountain and ocean views.
Dare to explore this beautiful, wild setting — to rethink what draws us to places like Gros Morne. Explore our place in the wild, and the place of the wild in our lives. Take up the challenge knowing, as Robert MacFarlane has said, that “wild places can kindle new ways of being.” How will Gros Morne inspire you?
Image: Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne, Flickr