Situated on the rugged shoreline of Newfoundland’s South West Coast, Isle aux Morts is a perfect destination for visitors looking for breathtaking scenery. Hills carpeted in reds, greens and gold of Newfoundland’s mossy terrain surround the “Island of the Dead”, a fitting name considering the hundreds of ships and lives that have been lost off the Isle aux Morts Coast.isleauxmorts.ca Town of Isle aux Morts
We had a lovely lunch at the entrance of Isle aux Morts, overlooking the Boat Cove Trail. Because of time constraints, we were unable to walk the Harvey Trail but so look forward to returning to this area.
We did the short trail down to Boat Cove Pond making note of the flora along the way. Asters, Canada Burnet (bottle brush) and pitcher plants, to name a few.
In 1828 the Harvey family, with the aid of their Newfoundland dog, “Hairyman”, rescued 163 people from the sinking brig “Despatch”, shipwrecked on the rocks off Isle aux Morts. They made another daring rescue in 1838, saving 25 crew members from the Glasgow ship, the “Rankin”. The present day Coast Guard Ship, “Ann Harvey”, is named in memory of the daughter of George Harvey who, while she was only 17 years old, assisted in these heroic deeds.isleauxmorts.ca Town of Isle aux Morts
Get both physical and mental exercise…….visit the town of Isle aux Morts.
To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles. Mary Davis A beautiful fall day is made for hiking….so off we went to Cottlesville to walk this very interesting trail. I am sure nature lovers and foresters world wide would be amazed that a new species of tree can be found on Newfoundland’s northeast … Continue reading Pot Cove Trail, Cottlesville NL
Hospital Pond Walking Trail in Twillingate is 1.3 km and is maintained by the Hospital Pond Committee. This year as part of Unscripted Twillingate-Digital Arts Festival, we were treated to delectable, inspiring foods by several well known Newfoundland chefs and great coffee and tea provided by Crow’s Nest Cafe. Food, music and a walk!…….my kind … Continue reading A Treat on the Trail
This trail has been on my bucket list for a number of years and I finally hiked it. It is 9.5 km return and I was definitely in my happy place as I walked through its varied and amazing landscape. Located approximately 3 km from Trout River on Route 431, the trail makes you feel … Continue reading Green Gardens Trail at last!