|Along the Thrombolites walking trail
Another grey cool day today. Nice in spite of that though. The coolness meant no black flies or mosquitoes today. No risk of sunstroke either. :))
We had a leisurely start this morning. I don't know how these gulls know when we're eating, but we had a visitor while we ate breakfast in the van:
|Sitting on our van hood, which is not large
Along the way, we noticed a diehard fisherman fly-casting in the rain:
|Castors River, an appropriate name
You can't see it in the picture, but the rain was coming fairly hard, almost horizontal. The wind must have made casting with the fly rod difficult.
On the way in to a nearby town, this place caught our eye. There's a master mason around here somewhere:
|Very appropriate for "The Rock"
Flowers Cove features an attraction called the Thrombolite Trail. We had no idea what a Thrombolite is, so had to take the trail. Here's a link (Click Here) for more Flower Cove info, or (Click Here) for Wiki info.
It's a short hike, with some orientation info at the start:
The Skin Boot Church mentioned on the above placemat was built in 1920 with proceeds from villagers making and selling sealskin boots. We had an excellent lunch at this restaurant.
The part of the walking trail itself that we took is short, which was good today as the threatening rain caught up to us there:
|There's our van in the background, not far
|Those large rounded rocks are the Thrombolites
|Like insect damage under tree bark
Out on a point a lonely lighthouse, and an even lonelier cabin:
|It seems like they should have been reversed, with the lighthouse further out
This house had a "Congrats Grad" sign on it, and lots of toys ready to go:
A little further north, around Eddie's Cove, we started seeing small icebergs, and a lonely fishing shack:
|3 icebergs, may have been 1 larger one not too long ago
|Lobster traps neatly stored
We lucked out again today when we saw a couple more caribou, this time two bachelors roaming:
|Have to be careful, they DO cross the road sometimes