On Day 4, we travelled "down the bay" from Corner Brook as far as you can go: Bottle Cove and Little Port. There are lots of hikes to take in this area (as in most of NL). We choose the "full" hike in Little Port.
|The1st half of our hike was a gentle 1.8 km to Cedar Cove and its rocky, driftwood strewn beach.|
|We rested for a while ...... and then we got creative with the driftwood.|
|The 2nd half of our hike was deceiving. See that sign that says 1.8 km to the Little Port lighthouse site? Hmmm! 1.8 of extreme trail? Well, we thought: you have to go up and across and then down again. We can do 1.8 km of that!|
The sign actually meant 1.8 km UP the side of the mountain -- not all the way to the lighthouse site. The knotted rope was a necessity and NOT a suggestion. We plateaued at the top and met spectacular vistas. It was breathtaking! Then we went down the mountain another 1.5 km or so --- backwards with the aid of knotted ropes -- to the lighthouse site. Then we went down on a more gentle slope until we once again reached where we had started.
That sign lied! That half of the hike was about 6 km total.
OMG! Legs! Lungs! Feet! Hands!
Large quantities of beer and chicken wings were needed afterwards! Thanks Wing 'n It and Libby!
And that's just Week 1. Ahhhhh, Newfoundland. You're grand!
Still, it's really good to be back home in NS.
After all, taking a vacation is pretty tiring work!