Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Way Up High and Close to the Edge - and Awesome!!

This just about summarizes the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland.   We were amazed at every turn of the path.  At times we thought we were going to walk right over the edge into the ocean below.   We saw and heard whales from our perch on the cliff tops.   There was a large pod of orcas off the coast in August and the radio and TV channels had several reports about them - it was an unusual event.  We were lucky enough to see them twice.  I have quite a fear of open heights but by the time we were finished I was taking photos from the edge.  I think you learn to trust your instincts and overcome your fears when you are challenged.

Colourful Houses of St. John's, Newfoundland
Here are some examples of what we experienced in the sun, rain, and fog of Newfoundland.  Next week I am off to Cape Breton for their annual Hike the Highlands event.

The Fog Rolls in on Mickleleen's Path

Puffins on the Island

Very Close to the Edge
View of Petty Harbour From our B & B
OMG! They're Orcas!
Puffin at Sanctuary near Witless Bay
The Pulpit near beginning of Spout Path
Sugarloaf Trail - Logy Bay to Quidi Vidi
Just Keeps Getting Higher
Almost to Quidi Vidi - Can't Wait to Sample QV Beer on a Hot Day

Eerie Landscape on a Foggy Day
Puffin Pair on the Island                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful photos...thanking for sharing. I love the pulpit photo angle, and the eerie landscape. Your trip sounds like you really had a great time.


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