Tuesday, July 19

Blown Away

Tonight I'm camped at Blow Me Down Provincial Park on Newfoundland's western shore, and I'm blown away by this area. The highly touted Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia doesn't come close to what I've seen in my first two days here - it's Alaska, without the towering mountains. I've taken two side trips, first out to Cape St. George and then along the south shore of Humber Arm to Bottle Cove - both are great drives on twisty shoreline roads. Only downside, this area is not known for it's balmy weather (when you name a park, Blow Me Down, that's a clue) and I encountered rain, fog, clouds, but also a little sun - and at one point all of those at the same time!

Started out with grey, then fog and clouds - slow going for about 15 miles
then I rounded Cape St. George and things abruptly changed
The Bottle Cove hike was both easy
and not so easy.
The reward, great views!
Back in "town"
and the beach at the campground