Sunday, April 12, 2009


On Saturday we went for our first hike along the East Coast Trails. We took the trail beginning in Quidi Vidi and walked towards Logy Bay. We only hiked part of the trail and then turned back and drove to Cape Spear to get a closer look at icebergs.
I took the first photo looking towards Cape Spear from the East Coast Trail in Quidi Vidi using a telephoto lens. The boat and the seagull happened to be in the right place at the right time! The second photo of the same iceberg was taken from Cape Spear and you can see the pack ice in the background.
The third photo was taken from the top of a hill along the East Coast Trail and, as you can see, you can get a fantastic view looking west towards St. John’s. In this third photo, to the right you can see Quidi Vidi Lake and in the immediate foreground is the village of Quid Vidi. The ocean, to the left, is looking towards Blackhead and Cape Spear.
For good measure I am throwing in a photo of the Cape Spear Lighthouse. If you look closely in this photo you can see someone taking a photo of the lighthouse and in the distant foreground there are three icebergs, although only two are visible (barely) in this photograph.
Many people from Newfoundland head south this time of year to soak up the sun after a long winter. However, the beauty of our Province is really something to envy (especially on a sunny day) and for those of us who didn’t travel to the sunny south, it was great to get out and soak up our own sunshine and fresh air on this Easter weekend.

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