Local Moments

Just wanted to share a couple of lovely moments we’ve been lucky enough to have recently: – Whale watching with the wonderful Sea Of Whales. They’re a great company that really strive to both respect and understand these amazing animals. Their main focus is whales, but puffins, dolphins, shearwaters, seals and many, many more species are also seen on this great tour. – Chilling at the waterfall in Lockston Provincial Park. The park is just 5 minutes down the road and is such an awesome spot for some off-road exploring and a lazy afternoon by the waterfall! – Eating out … Continue reading Local Moments

We’ve been as busy as….

BEES!!    We’re rather proud to announce the addition of a hive to the HI Trinity Skerwink Hostel list of bizarre, yet awesome things! We only have a few babies at the moment so probably no honey this year, but you just wait till next year! (Imagine how good the morning bread will be with home-hived honey!) With the help of the lovely Don and Bee Keeper Annette from Ontario we’re off to a rip roaring start. Sure, one of the queens flew away, but thanks to Dan the Bee Man down in sunny St John’s we’ve been able to … Continue reading We’ve been as busy as….

Come as a stranger, leave as a friend

Here at the Skerwink Hostel we like to get to know our guests. This magical place has a strange effect on people that makes them feel immediately at home. In our efforts to make people feel welcome, we have often had the pleasure of accompanying people in their explorations of the area. A few weeks ago Syd and I had a guest that arrived a stranger, but definitely left as a friend. Having only planned to stay for an evening or two, he was greatly surprised when within a few hours he was making plans not only to stay for … Continue reading Come as a stranger, leave as a friend

The Early Words

So much has happened since our last post, and our apologies for our long silence but we’ve been in Ontario for convocation. The trip was lovely but we are so glad to be back in Newfoundland, and more than ready to sink our teeth into gardening, deck-building, and all the wonderful updates we are adding to the hostel. But first things first. We need to do something for ourselves and enjoy the beauty that is Trinity East, Newfoundland, because Ontario is wonderful, but there’s no place like this for sightseeing and rugged, natural beauty. So, to fill our desire for … Continue reading The Early Words

Sunny Day Hikes

After a lovely breakfast of homemade scones and bread, we said goodbye to our wonderful guests who were leaving for St. John’s and headed out on the Skerwink Trail. The sun was bright and hot, so we welcomed the cool sea breeze as we ascended each slope to another incredible look-out point. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! Check out our Facebook page for more great photos from today @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/HI-Trinity-Skerwink-Hostel/256976561034266