Perhaps I’m a little biased, but I can’t imagine more beautiful surroundings than western Newfoundland, in and around Corner Brook and Gros Morne National Park. A couple of weeks with family in Corner Brook and sight-seeing in Gros Morne was a perfect vacation. The hiking and sight-seeing was topped off by some fantastic music and theatre, courtesy of the Gros Morne Summer Music Festival . Indoor and outdoor venues in Woody Point, Norris Point, and Corner Brook feature a variety of unique live music, dance, and theatre every summer. I particularly enjoyed the night-time staging of “Borrowed Black” around, on and even in Glynmill Inn Pond. The multi-talented Daniel Payne in a solo show called “Daniel’s Ghosts” demonstrated that the tradional music of Newfoundland’s west coast is alive and in good hands. I can’t wait to go back for more; there’s just too much good stuff for only one visit, believe me!