The sun is shining, the weather is beautiful. From today straight on to Saturday it looks like spring is just around the corner, temperatures as high as -6 today and up to +4 in the weekend, with barely a cloud in sight.
Of course, this could all turn around in no time so today I made the best of it and I hiked 10 km on the East Coast Trail between Stiles Cove and Pouch Cove. Deep crispy snow made the walk a breeze, last week the path was iced over badly and the hiking felt more like skating half the time, today I marched on without any problems.
I made some pictures of myself using the interval timer and the tripod again:
The sun was shining so bright that this jacket was more than warm enough, I brought gloves with me but I didn’t need them today. The place I’m standing here turned out to be very nice so I decided to have lunch there too.
As you can see the lunch selection is rather poor at this establishment, but the views are much better than at my last job:
Maybe you can see it in these pictures: I’m really enjoying myself here in Newfoundland.
After lunch I hiked the remainder of the trail until my legs were hurting from the weight of the camera bags and tripod, I then returned to Stiles Cove and snapped one last shot of the crystal clear seawater beneath me:
It kind of looks like the water you would expect on a tropical island far away, until you see the ice floating in it. That white piece in the center left crashed into the water just a minute before this shot was taken, it broke off a frozen waterfall making a sound like a gunshot when it cracked off, it looks small from up here but actually it’s about the size of a motorcycle.