via Twice Buried
After my previous blog posts on Burgeo and the beautiful trails in Sandbanks Provincial Park, I received a few inquiries on the effect of winds and tide on the area.
Tops of erect headstones!
One of the many trails leads to an old cemetery. One of the park employees told me that the last burial here was around 1915.
When the cemetery was first used, the dead were brought here by boat from Upper Burgeo, Lower Burgeo and, I believe, surrounding islands.
That’s a lot of sand.
Three names, one side blank and names on the other three……1873,1882, and 1900. If only I knew their stories.
No more, no more
The worldly shore
Unbraids me with its loud uproar!
With dreamful eyes
My spirit lies
Under the walls of Paradise.
Thomas Buchan Read
A beautiful resting place, changed by tide, winds and sand.
Green Party candidate Byron White is campaigning in this beautiful area today.
“I see a picture of Iron Skull, and it brings a tear to my eye,
For I know, she stands guard o’er the birthplace of this Newfie boy”.
Johnny Drake/The Dorymen
Iron Skull Mountain is the highest mountain in Fortune Bay and is 1129 feet/344 meters high. I would rate this trail as difficult and recommend the use of a hiking stick. Allow 4 to 5 hours (return) for the hike.
I also suggest that when you start the final rocky climb up, you leave some sort of marker to the wooded trail area. When we started down, we had a little difficulty connecting with the trail again. My husband climbed down through the trees walked across the mountain until he connected with the trail and then let us know his whereabouts. It was easy to see the marsh that we had walked over far below, but hard to…
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