When the sun comes out in winter there is no way you can keep me inside. Outside is where I want to be: with a broad smile on my face I’ll take in the glorious winter scenery from any viewpoint along the coast, happily walking through miles of deep snow just to get there.
Here are some photos from a beautiful snowy hike on the East Coast Trail from Flatrock to Red Head Cove, on Stiles Cove Path:
There were plenty of tracks from the trailhead to the bridge at Big River, but after that it was all clear, virginal snow all the way up to Red Head:
Approaching Red Head, the forest opens up to frame the snowy cliffs:
Because the winter sun doesn’t reach very far into the depths of Red Head Cove, there’s only a short window of opportunity to have some light in a picture of its cliffs:
Above the cove itself there is another attraction though: a small babbling brook that together with the wind regularly forms a freezing reverse waterfall, coating the entire area above in a sparkling layer of ice:
This amazing effect happens several times every winter, so if you have the time I highly recommend you check it out for yourself!