I live in Torbay, close to the ocean. While it’s very nice here it’s definitely not the place to be for spectacular fall colours, as deciduous trees are vastly outnumbered by evergreen spruces and pines.

That’s why today I headed out the door with a vague plan of visiting at least 2 out of 5 possible destinations that would have some colour.

Leisurely cruising down the Trans Canada Highway I enjoyed the music on the radio while watching the colourful barrens, bogs, hills and forests gliding past my passenger window. After the TCH came Route 90 and after that the gravel roads began; the radio was starting to stutter and I could barely hear the opening words to a familiar tune: “I don’t know where I’m going,…“. Grinning from ear to ear, I decided this was now officially a road trip so I sang along at the top of my voice on my way to nowhere.

Finally arriving in the middle of nowhere, I found the park I’d been wanting to visit for a while now, just to see what it had to offer. Cataracts Provincial Park is tiny, but it’s nice there. Basically it’s a few waterfalls and a river cascading down a small and narrow gorge. There’s a steep stairway going down to the river so you can get a closer look:

Waterfall – Cataracts Provincial Park

I was all alone in the park and that’s just the way I like it, this way I was able to try out a new ND filter that allows for very long exposures, which gives you the ‘flowing water’ effect you see in this photo. It’s an effect to be used sparingly because it can quickly become tacky, but there’s a few other uses for such a filter too which is why I bought it in the first place.

Flowing Water – Cataracts Provincial Park

After a few hours of watching water flow, I left the park and headed north for a drive along Route 60. There are a lot of good fall foliage opportunities along that road but the light was fading so I decided to watch the show from the car as I drove on back home.