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.
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