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Newfoundland’s Fogo and Change Islands

Fogo Island is so remote that it has its own time zone. You won't find stoplights or fast-food joints on this island, which is located off of northeastern Newfoundland. Take a ferry west and you can visit Change Islands, a 300-person island with a rich heritage rooted in the fishing industry. Here are some beautiful scenes from the islands. 

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The five-star, eco-friendly Fogo Island Inn is the anchor of a new wave of tourism and the arts on this small island in Newfoundland. The inn, which will have 29 upscale rooms and 42,000 square feet, is scheduled to open this winter. 

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The Bridge Studio on Fogo Island in Newfoundland is tucked into an area called Deep Bay. It’s one four artist studios on the island, where artists from all over the world can have an inspiring place to work. Source: Bent Rene Synnevag, Courtesy of the Shorefast Foundation.

Bent Rene Synnevag, Courtesy of the Shorefast Foundation

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Waves crash dramatically against the shore of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, near the Long Studio, one of four working artist studios on the island. 

Bent Rene Synnevag, Courtesy of the Shorefast Foundation

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The Squid Jiggers Trail on Change Islands is of the many scenic, but secluded, coastal trails found across Central Newfoundland.

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Hand-crafted wooden boats called punts bob in a harbor on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 

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The Squish Studio on Fogo Island is an artist studio in the small town of Tilting, on the eastern coast of the island. 

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Brimstone Head, on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, is one of the four corners of the world, according to the Flat Earth Society. 

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Stages, like this one, are small sheds on the water where fishermen bring in their bounty from the sea for cleaning. On Change Islands, many stages are undergoing restoration efforts.

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A native Newfoundland pony grazes at the Change Islands Newfoundland Pony Refuge, which is aimed at helping bring back the native species from the threat of extinction. 

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Laundry dries in the coastal breeze outside a house on Change Islands.

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A typical Newfoundland lunch of toutons (fried dough) and molasses, beans and seafood chowder. 

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A sheep pauses along a scenic trail called Turpin’s Trail, near the Irish town of Tilting, on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.  

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Fishing nets sit alongside the scenic Turpin’s Trail near the small town of Tilting on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 

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A small cemetery near the Fogo Island Inn, in the town of Joe Batt’s Arm. Some gravestones date back to the mid-1800s and earlier. 

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A small hand-crafted boat called a punt bobs in a harbor on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Though it was canceled in 2012, the Great Fogo Punt Race: To There and Back is a 10-mile race across open water to Change Islands that draws the hardiest of rowers. 

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Newfoundland’s Fogo and Change Islands

Fogo Island is so remote that it has its own time zone. You won't find stoplights or fast-food joints on this island, which is located off of northeastern Newfoundland. Take a ferry west and you can visit Change Islands, a 300-person island with a rich heritage rooted in the fishing industry. Here are some beautiful scenes from the islands. 

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