Harbour Breton on Newfoundland’s South Coast should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is the home of amazing fjords, cliffs and mountains, storytelling beaches and ocean, fields of Canada burnet (bottle brush), multi-coloured seaweed and amazing hiking trails.
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The hiking trail which starts in Deadman’s Cove and connects with One Mile Pond Is approximately 5 km (one way) and is almost surreal in its beauty.
The Dalai Lama was posed this question by F. Von Schonborn “Never before has there been so much affluence for such large segments of the population in the West. And yet more and more people appear to be asking: Does this whole thing-do our lives- have any kind of purpose?” A part of his response was “…………….if we are discontent, even the most beautiful things will rub us the wrong way. Then we are gripped by anger and hatred for ourselves and others. Then we no longer feel good in our own skin. We cannot enjoy a beautiful flower, the song of a bird, or the smile of a child. This shows how important is is for us to live in harmony with ourselves.” Hiking and nature keep me grounded and, finally, comfortable in my own skin.
I have never seen such different colours/shades of seaweed.
Primrose? along the trail.
After climbing Iron Skull Mountain the previous day, this was the perfect trail to rejuvenate us.
Around the pond.
There are walks on which I lose myself, walks which return me to myself again.
In Praise of Walking Thomas A. Clark
There are many other great hiking trails and scenic vistas in Harbour Breton and although we did see much of the town, we moved on. Gun Hill Hike and others are on my radar for next year.
Thanks to my husband, sister and brother in law for a most memorable road trip.
Photos L. Fudge