Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 7: Lookout Trail hike

Well we were supposed to hike the Lookout Trail today but the weather decided not to co-operate with our plans. We made it about halfway to the trail when it started to rain so we had to turn around. Instead we headed back to Rocky Harbour for some seafood chowder at a giftshop/restaurant (don’t laugh there are more of these in NL than you might think). After our lunch stop we headed up to the lighthouse to take advantage of the view there before heading up the costal highway to Cow’s Head. While having an active live theatre and a few restaurants, Cow’s Head doesn’t have much else to offer on a rainy afternoon. Well except a public library with free wireless Internet access! Although the library was closed wireless access was still available from the parking lot so there we were in the car both logged in checking our mail. After our Internet fix we set off south back towards Rocky Harbour. We saw a sign for a “Walking Trail to the Rocky Hills Lookout” on the way. A short hike up the trail provided us with an excellent view of Rocky Harbour from a high vantage point (see below).

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

View from the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

View from Rocky Hills lookout

View of the forest from the Rocky Hills lookout trail

Atty leading the way (as usual)

Some of the foliage along the trail

Another view of the fishing boats in Rocky Harbour

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