St. Brendan’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland is a wild, largely untouristy place. On a road trip across the province, I stayed in B&Bs in remote areas and enjoyed unobstructed views of the land, sea and sky. It was an amazing place to stargaze; there is almost no ambient light.

The biggest surprise, however, was close to St. Johns, the largest city. I drove, then took a ferry to go to St. Brendan’s a small offshore island. On the crossing I looked down onto a carpet of jellyfish that seemed to go for miles.

On the island, the beaches were strewn with sea glass in a rainbow of colors.

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