I love to hike beside the sea. In addition to all of the park trails, there are nice community trails like this coastal path in Trout Rover.
Lovely #lighthouse at Lobster Cove -the Young family were the keepers for 68 out of its 72 years of manned operation
It is the people you meet that make travel so interesting- our park guide at Broom Point was from a local fishing family so it wasn’t just a story of living on the coast but a story of his family. I found the fact that the remaining licenses can only be passed to a direct family member or an apprentice with five years in the family especially interesting.
All around is covered in scrubby forest but the tablelands grow very little as there are no nutrients in the peridotite. In the 1960s, the Tablelands were a critical piece of developing plate tectonics theory. It is thought the Earth's mantle was forced up from the depths during a plate collision several hundred million years ago. So this was basically a journey to the centre of the earth. Great little hike and the park service runs tours as well.
#sunrise at Rocky Point
Not many hikes start by going down hill but what a spectacular view when you arrive at the coast. 9km Green Gardens Hike. I was sorry the rest of the 15mn loop was eroded and we had to just do a return hike until I looked st the topi map and realised I would have been crawling up the hills of this rugged coastline.
The ne from my roommate- just because it is nice to be in the frame sometimes! Great first day in #grosmorne and a #perfectsunset to finish.
Wow! The North Atlantic coasts never fail to disappoint. What a dramatic view flying in to St John’s. Amazing to think Europeans began using this as a North American base in the 16th C. Seeing those cliffs rise out of the ocean after that crossing must have been overwhelming. Also a nice bit of aviation history as the first successful transatlantic flight took off from St John’s in 1919.
So I got on the plane. Love that a great transatlantic flight can be so quick it is on a #737. Looking forward to me #wildwomen expedition in #Newfoundland
Should I stay or should I go? Have made three transatlantic flight in 13 days and I’m supposed to head to Canada on Friday. Sort of think I’d rather stay home and just enjoy autumn in the New Forest with the silly ponies. Should I stay or should I go now?