From their home in Harbour Grace, NL, Courtney Clarke and her youngest dog, Java (a Lab mix), like to head to the water’s edge where the harbour meets Conception Bay.
They hike the seven km Pirates Path Trail, a moderate-to-difficult trek that’s just the thing Java needs to tire him out for the day. “There are many beautiful trails in our province,” says Courtney, who also recommends less taxing hikes like the East Shoreline Heritage Trail and Goose Pond Eco Trail in Bay Roberts.
Courtney and Java look beyond the natural beauty laid out before them and into the history of the journey they’re taking. Courtney digs up interesting tidbits about the places they visit, combining her travels with Java with a little bit of Canadian trivia.