A new discovery……Thumb & Finger Tree
A recent trip on the Viking Trail (Northern Peninsula Highway) was a delight. The beautiful colours, the interesting foliage, the campfires, the grey jays and moose sightings, the opportunities to learn and, of course, the company.
We went a walking in the Beaver Brook area, approximately 28 km outside of Main Brook.
I questioned why this was called a brook and not a river. Later, after a little research, I read that you can ‘step over a brook’ and ‘swim across a river’, so generally the difference is size……… but it all depends on the region.:)
The underground salmon pools here are fascinating. Click the link below for a great read and some great pictures of the salmon, because unfortunately ours aren’t that great.
(You will have to type Beaver Brook in the search window on the site because the article was written in 2014.)
The forest is full of surprises.
The brook flows along and suddenly disappears underground, only to resurface a little further along the trail. This happens in several areas and it is here that the salmon congregate.
“This world….is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical, and more, to whosoever will think of it.” Thomas Carlyle
A plant that I later identified with the help of the Wildflower Society. It is widely used in homeopathic medicine and is quite the fascinating plant. I was very pleased to make another check mark in my wildflower book!
Everywhere along the side of the highway there are little vegetable gardens!
It was a beautiful, warm and windy October day on the Viking Trail. The ocean was pounding the shore with magnificent fury.
The Arches Provincial Park, Portland Creek…….picnic and parking, no camping. Very beautiful and certainly worth stopping to see.
It was much more serene in the Bonne Bay area and we stopped to enjoy the beautiful October day before going back to the Cove.
We need the tonic of wilderness…..We can never have enough of nature. Henry David Thoreau
Photos by L. and C. Fudge