visible and invisible, symmetrical or meandering.” Thomas A. Clark In Praise of Walking
The Alexander Murray Trail is both visible and invisible, it is not symmetrical and it does meander and go up, up, up at various points along the trail. I have hiked this amazing trail twice, in 2011 with my husband and in 2014 with my sister. Both hikes were stirring, impressive and at times daunting. It is not the length of this trail (8 km) but rather the fact that there are 2200 stairs…. which may deter some. Best not to think of it and simply keep hiking?
The 2200 stairs are a total of up AND down with the trail being a loop that eventually brings you back out. Alexander Murray was the first director of the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and was quite impressed by what he saw. How could he not?
A mini vacation in King’s Point Newfoundland is pleasing to all the senses and is both mentally and physically rewarding.
A visit to King’s Point Pottery is a must…….
I have several of their pieces, as well as some glassworks from other artists that they now showcase.
Refreshments from Seaside Café are very welcome after hiking the trails in the area.
That something exists outside ourselves and our preoccupations, so near, so readily available, is our greatest blessing. Thomas A. Clark