Hiking the Cedar Cove Trail

Hiking the Cedar Cove Trail

The Cedar Cove Trail begins in Little Port, not too far from Lark Harbour. Even though it is a short trail (3.6 km return), it offers many different and varied vistas and, is high on my list of favourite trails.

The winds were still high on the day we continued hiking in this area and provided an added delight to our hike.

We took the trail slow and easy and listened to the wind.


Remains of a squirrel’s lunch.

The song of earth has many different chords….Listening by Amy Lowell

The Outer Bay of Islands Enhancement Committee has again provided a great hiking experience.

The landscape changes.


Wind, Waves & Whirligigs


A beachcomber’s delight.

Asters
Asters

I had heard about a number of Right Whales being washed ashore in Newfoundland but didn’t know at the time that one had washed ashore at Cedar Cove. At first we thought it was a formation of white rocks when we saw it in the distance.


These Right (baleen) Whales are 50 ft. long and weigh up to 70 tons and “are among the rarest of all mammal species.” So sad to see it lying here. Click on the link below to learn more about the Right Whale.

Right Whale

Blow Me Down Winds
Blow Me Down Winds

Blow Me Down Winds

Come and catch me
and sweep me up, up, up
in your strong arms.
Show me the sky
show me the mountains
show me freedom.
Twirl me softly in your vortex
and gently lower me to the sea.
Let me hover there and raise
the ocean as only you can.
Intertwine my body
with the ocean’s mist.
Sweep me over the waves
with you in my face
and then gently lower me
back on the headland.
by Carol Fudge

After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value. George M. Trevelyan

photos L. & C Fudge

Post A Day Word Prompt….. Glorious

Post A Day Word Prompt….. Glorious

Glorious…………………

…. is finding Whirligigs below the Blow Me Down Mountains.

Glorious……
Loosestrife

….is finding a field of Loosestrife in Lomond Provincial Park.

Glorious…….

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……is finding a Thumb Tree on the Great Northern Peninsula.

Glorious……..

Giant Spider

…..is finding a giant spider on the Cape Blow Me Down Trail.

Glorious…..

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…..is finding beautiful driftwood art in Keels.

Glorious is training my mind to hike and enjoy.
Glorious is sharing Newfoundland & Labrador with others.

Blogging 101…why I blog.

Blogging 101…why I blog.

I have just recently upgraded to a domain and I have decided to do a few Blogging University exercises.

I began blogging to encourage people to get outdoors and walk/hike and also because I like to write. My focus is hiking,nature,photos and my home province of Newfoundland. I believe to really experience Newfoundland (and most places), you need to park your car and walk. I would like to reach people who embrace a simple lifestyle and my main objective, along with having fun, is to show people the great hiking trails and scenery of Newfoundland. I do this through tales, photos,and quotes.

Blow Me Down Mountains…land of whirligigs and wind.

Blow Me Down Mountains…land of whirligigs and wind.

Blow Me Down Provincial Park is a hiker’s haven. It has 28 campsites (non-serviced), comfort station with laundromat,water fill up and dumping station, a beautiful beach surrounded by rolling hills and mountains,the Governor’s Stairs,another 430 stairs to a lookout, its own hiking trail James Cook Heritage Trail and is in close proximity to all the other hiking trails in the area. It was our home for three nights while we enjoyed the fabulous hiking in this area.

While we were driving down Route 450 on our way to Lark Harbour, I noticed these wind and sea creations.

On a warm and windy September day,it looked as if there was snow drifting across the ocean and twirling and spinning upward. I saw many of these while I was hiking in the Blow Me Down mountain area and I secretly called them whirligigs.

This was from a pack of Silly Word Flashcards that I had bought for my grandchildren.

The Cape Blow Me Down trail is 7.6 km return with an elevation of 650 M/2132 ft and is rated as Moderate/Difficult. I recommend using a hiking stick for this trail.

My husband, sister and I hiked this trail which is maintained by Outer Bay of Islands Enhancement Committee and what a fabulous job they do. With the exception of Gros Morne (807 M)this is the highest I’ve climbed.

The most distant places seem accessible once one is on the road. Thomas A. Clark

Climbing higher and higher.

Asters, bottle-brushes and other wildflowers add colour to our climb.Shrubby cinquefoil

Shrubby cinquefoil

Guernsey Island
Guernsey Island

I see bones and giant spiders.:)

Are we there yet?

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes walking. Raymond Inmon

Climbing uphill, the horizon grows wider; descending, the hills gather round. In Praise of Walking by Thomas A. Clark

Walking is good for solving problems- it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists. Terri Guillemets

Let Cape Blow Me Down blow your troubles away.

Photos by L & C Fudge

Crescendo…

In response to WordPress Daily Prompt—-Crescendo

Hiking in the Blow Me Down Mountain area Newfoundland ……..

Blow Me Down Wind

Come and catch me
and sweep me up,up,up
in your strong arms
show me the sky
show me the mountains
show me freedom
twirl me gently in your vortex
and gently lower me to the sea.
Let me hover there and raise
the ocean as only you can.
Intertwine my body with the ocean’s mist,
sweep me over the waves
with you in my face….
and then gently lower me
back on the headland.
Carol Fudge