Just when I think I have seen the best of Newfoundland, I travel and trek to another. Burgeo is located on the south coast of Newfoundland. Take route 480 approximately 20 minutes west of the Stephenville turnoff. A two hour ride down this road will bring you to Burgeo, home of the breathtaking Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Piping Plover at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
The park is a series of stunning beaches and connecting trails.
Can I stay forever?
“Let’s wander where the WiFi is weak.”
Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the most modern. Carrie Latet
“And what is the sea?” asked Will.
“The Sea!” cried the miller.
“Lord help us all, it is the greatest thing God made!” Robert Louis Stevenson
Burgeo, Sandbanks Provincial Park Part I
This trail is the next, I believe, to see some maintenance work. The beavers have been very busy in this area.
I think it should be called Beaver Trail! Looks as if they have caused some damage, but you have to admire their work ethic.
Windy and sunny in an idyllic location.
If you are a nature lover, Change Islands has much to see and do. Take a walkabout, ( a photographer’s and artist’s delight), visit the Newfoundland Pony Sanctuary , talk to the locals, hike on one of several trails on the island, admire the architecture and coastline, study the wildflowers and birds.
When we visited the Pony Sanctuary, a journalist from Germany was there gathering information to write an article for a magazine in Germany…..a long way from home.:) Click the Change Islands link above to discover the island and all it has to offer.
…. located in Change Islands, Newfoundland is a walk that evokes mystical, whimsical fantasies. It is filled with vibrant greens, stunning lichen patterns and tranquility. It is a short hike, approximately 20 minutes one way.
Indian Lookout Trail, Change Islands
Fascinating lichen patterns.
A variety of mushrooms.
It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things. Dr. S. Johnson
Nearing the top.
Caribou Moss & Partridgeberries.
At the top.
Go to Change Islands breath and just be.
To further explore Change Islands, also check these blog posts…..Squid Jiggers Trail, Change Islands….June 18, 2018 AND A Stroll Through Change Islands, August 7, 2018.
……………..a short trail with a pictorial tale, and a great history lesson.
I was very curious as to the name Otter Rub. I did a little research but couldn`t find much information. I read somewhere that the site was so named because at one time there were many otters on the beach and they could be seen rubbing themselves. I`ll go with that.
Just a short walk to the site.
A beautiful little beach.
History lesson in story board form—very interesting.
D`Mericans were really loved!
Another great little trail! Arnold`s Cove NL
Eastern Point trail begins not too far from this unique scene in Trout River.
Trout River, population 552, is located on the west coast of Newfoundland. We had a couple of hours between events at the nearby Writers At Woody Point event and decided to drive to Trout River. We did a little walkabout in the community and then hiked this trail.
Not a long hike (3 km return), but very picturesque with a variety of seascapes and wildflowers
We are all creative.
We are all artists of some kind.
some are better than others,
a few are geniuses.
But we all have a creative spirit.
Allow it to rise up.
Nurture it, challenge it.
Give it freedom.
Seeing this, I immediately thought of Newfoundland artist Gerry Squires.
Best known for his dramatic landscape paintings in oil and acrylic, as well as his portraits and surrealist paintings, Squires also worked as a sculptor, print maker and newspaper artist. Squires was born in Change Islands but spent much of his childhood on Exploits. From a CBC News article October 4, 2015
Walking is good for solving problems – it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists.