|Pouch Cove is located on the east coast of Newfoundland,
twenty kilometers north of St. John's, Newfoundland's capital city. The
Pouch Cove Foundation is housed in a converted school building nestled between
the sea and the meadows and forests that trace its shores. The East Coast
Trail, long a popular route for hikers and adventurers, runs through Pouch
Cove, and continues north and south along the entire eastern coast of the
Avalon Peninsula. Settled in the 1800's, Pouch Cove now has a population
of nearly 1,500. The town has playground areas, a Provincial Park, blueberry
picking grounds, and a centuries old lighthouse at Cape St. Francis, just
up the road from the Foundation.
|The weather is quite unpredictable,
and while Newfoundlanders think of The Rock as having a moderate maritime
climate, visitors are surprised by the coolness. In the spring there are
icebergs outside the windows, and during the summer, whales frolic in the
cove. The fall has the most consistently good weather, and in the winter,
the heavy seas are a sight to behold.