In summer you can hop on a tour boat out of Bay Bulls to see the birds and whales of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. From such tour boats I have often seen the Baboul Rocks when passing the headlands, and today I decided to have a look from above, from up on the East Coast Trail.

Mickeleens Path, as the trail between Bay Bulls and Witless Bay is called, was buried under several feet of snow. Deep enough to sink my legs in to over my knees, but that only happened a few times, the snow’s tough upper crust had no issues supporting my weight for the rest of the way. Here’s a couple of shots from the trail:

Otter Cove offers a secluded little beach for those looking for a ‘tropical getaway’, just look at this crystal clear water!

Otter Cove – Mickeleens Path

At Upper Red Cove, the spray from a little waterfall had blown up into the trees and got frozen there as icicle art:

Frozen reverse waterfall in Upper Red Cove - Mickeleens Path

Frozen reverse waterfall in Upper Red Cove – Mickeleens Path

Here’s the turnaround point of my 6 km winter hike, the Baboul Rocks. If I had gotten there earlier I wouldn’t have had to deal with these dark shadows:

Baboul Rocks – Mickeleens Path

Tors Cove

Back at the car I figured I might as well pay a visit to Tors Cove, not far from Witless Bay. Here’s one shot from down by the shore in Tors Cove:

The Cribbies – Tors Cove


On the way home I was basically riding into the sunset. I saw a tall sun pillar reaching for the sky and I was hoping to get to Torbay before it disappeared, luckily I managed to do just that:

Sun Pillar - Torbay

Sun Pillar – Torbay