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clouds over the trail 1, 2 & 3

Clouds Over The Trail 1

Clouds Over The Trail 2

Clouds Over The Trail 3driving back to my home base of rocky harbour, nl, the clouds and scenes were too tempting to pass up on this beautiful afternoon. tripod setup right in the middle of the road, i did have to get out of the way once or twice, otherwise it was me in this wondrous landscape, all alone… šŸ˜‰

these photographs can be found in the following gallery:Ā roadscapes

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a piece of the trail

A Piece Of The Trail

after a full day of driving on ‘the rock’ and a few stops along the way, my destination for day 3 was almost upon me. i started out on the east coast in st. john’s and arrived at rocky harbour on the west coast precisely 12 hours later…

this piece of road is just after the gros morne national park southern entrance on the viking trail (highway 430) just after wiltondale, nl. always on the lookout for a captivating road scene, this one hit the spot after all that driving! the west coast of newfoundland is absolutely spectacular and this capture was a lovely gift…

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newfoundland – day 6

day 6 – july 6:

left rocky harbour and started on my drive up to st. anthony. planned a bunch of stops so i knew that what the map said would be a 5hr drive would end up taking a bit longer… lol! first stop: broom point, just north of western brook pond.

situated on the gulf of st. lawrence, broom point is where the mudge brothers spent their summers with their families fishing from 1941 – 1975. the land was purchased by the gros morne national park and in 1990 the original family cabin and fish store were restored. today, interpreters tell the story of the family and its fishing activities (primarily of the 1960’s era)…

somewhere between broom point and the town of st. pauls lies the fishing village of hickey’s cove. so far as i can tell, it does not appear on any maps and there are no road signs indicating it. unlike yesterday’s gull marsh, hickey’s cove has inhabitants during the summer and is substantially larger – there must have been about 20 or so cabins there as opposed to the fishing shacks in the former.

beyond hickey’s cove, i passed through cow head, shallow bay and parson’s pond before hitting another anticipated highlight of the trip: arches provincial park.

a natural rock archway created by tidal action is the centrepiece atĀ arches provincial park. a wonderful place to just chill out and take in the beautiful scenery. i was once again blessed with beautiful skies and cloud formations during my visit…

continuing north along route 430 – the viking trail…

another one of those Ā unmarked fishing villages – this time josephine’s cove:

i had read about the old lighthouse at flower’s cove and sought to capture it from a couple of different vantage points…

arrived at st. anthony in the late afternoon after driving for about 9 hours or so… the fog was rolling in for the evening. i got a little dinner and went out to explore the town before calling it a day. šŸ˜‰

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