Westward ho!

beach at Canning's Cove

“Westward, Ho!” is sorta silly since we were already as East as you can get! After Igor, our attempts to go around the roadblocks were futile – but we found some beautiful areas.  Canning’s  Cove on the lower Bonavista peninsula was serene. Black, fractured rock lined the cove.

They opened the road on Thursday so we changed our ferry reservation back to the western port and travelled leisurly, stopping to see Rattling Falls and Angelica – Rattling Falls is over 8oo feet high> We were alone at the lovely park ( with lots of stairs)  Angelica was a humpback whale that drowned in fishing nets and came to the beach in King’s Point on the Baie Verte Peninsula. The local people raised enough money to build a beautiful Whale Discovery Center where her skeleton has been preserved. Reaching the west coast we found Hidden Falls on the Port au Port Peninsula. There, the rocks were all water worn and rounded. Later, Ray napped while I walked the beach at a bird sanctuary on Larkin Point.

On Saturday we came to Port aux Basques and enjoyed our last Newfoundland seafood in the tiny town of Margaree.


One thought on “Westward ho!

  1. Absolutely stunning views. How picturesque!! I’m in awe. Can’t wait to see more!

    Are you in Nova Scotia now?? How is it going? All is fine here. Gary left yesterday for Malawi and China and I don’t know when I’ll see him again…sometime in November I think! Greg arrives next week and will be here to oversee the installation of the septic system as well as do a few things in the house. Any idea of your schedule and when you might arrive in this area? I will have Columbus Day off, but I don’t know if that gives you enough time to explore…so much to see.

    Thanks for sharing photos…can’t wait to see you both!

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