Newfoundland Road Trip – Fogo Island

August 30, 2017

Fogo Island

Since Besh was heading up to the edge of the earth for a shaman workshop on Change Islands, here in Newfoundland, I decided to tag along for fun and we added Twillingate and Fogo Island to our trip.

The first three nights we van camped. We had the best weather which was great considering how long we drove looking for a quiet, secluded camping spot by the ocean in Twillingate as well as on Fogo Island. The best part of looking for that perfect spot was the fact that we got to see every little road and quad trail on each island which wouldn’t have happened if we had found a great spot right off the bat.

So if you’re looking for a little road down to the ocean where you could camp without any company (and not in a campground), the Twillingate and Fogo area are probably not for you. I thought there would be tons of places but in every spot close to the ocean, there are fishing villages with houses out to every point. It’s like stepping back in time. Storybook land 🙂 

Besides the endless ocean vistas along the drive, the people are the nicest. Met some awesome local and visiting people along the way. We were given iceberg ice by a man named, Wilson, in Deep Bite. I know originally he thought I was from away but he was still happy to give me iceberg ice even after he knew I was from St.  John’s 🙂

To see my pics from Twillingate, click here. For Change Islands pics, click here. And for cool old Newfoundland vintage house shots, click here.

The ferry to Fogo from Farewell, Twillingate – about 40 minutes


This fishing shack already has my painting style 😉


Fogo Island Inn – maybe we’ll stay there next time and say hi to Zita!





Axe man!


To have a tarp in Newfoundland, you need poles, bungees and rocks to keep it under wraps in the wind





A sip of sunset


For about 15 minutes at sunset, the heavens opened up and it POURED! Thank god for our tarps!


Looks like Big Foot coming out of the water…but it’s Besh


The downpour!


And right after the torrential rain!


Artist Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara – Experience Newfoundland & life through my artist eyes. Born and raised here on this big rock in the Atlantic Ocean. After my Fine Arts degree and Interior Decorating, lived away for ages. In 2009 moved back with new appreciation for this place. Come hang out and explore with me. Sign up for your Piece of Pye newsletter & art prizes!


  1. Beautiful Keli Ann … love the pictures especially the sky water one. I would love to see Fogo and you have given me a glimpse! It is more beautiful than I imagined. I hope Tom and I can make another trip to Newfoundland. It is indeed a beautiful and very special place. You captured it so very well in your paintings. Be well and happy in 2018 , hugs, Dar West

  2. It’s early morning Montreal, downtown and I’m looking at your pics and all I can say is WOW! What I would do to trade places and see such beautiful sights from my first Canadian home. Definitely Fogo is on my map when I jump into my van and cross over to Port aux Basques. Not soon enough.

  3. Sigh. Simply lovely. I may not be a Newfoundlander by birth… but my heart sings while I am there. Awesome reminders of the why I love the rock!

  4. I just love your photos…absolutely beautiful. I see some future paintings from you. Love your work and enthusiasm.

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