This morning I hiked a 5 km stretch of Cape St. Francis Path.
The overcast weather made everything look a bit grey and bleak, but was nice to stretch my legs where winter would allow it. In some places the snow was deep and soft, making the going slow, in other places the snow was frozen and slippery, making the going even slower.
I started my hike from the Pouch Cove trailhead near the commemorative plate for the Water Witch shipwreck and worked my way up to Freshwater Falls, after which point I continued just a little bit further before making a bee-line to the road from Cape St. Francis back to Pouch Cove.
Here are some pictures from today:
Moose tracks were all over the place, in some corners the moose droppings were so thick on the trail it was almost impossible avoiding them.
Check out this moose print, for comparison’s sake I placed my boot next to it, which measures 11 inches:
The next 2 shots were taken at Freshwater Falls, where a stream of water falls off the cliffs and flows into the ocean:
Here’s a closeup of the waterfall:
Into the slippery snowy forest again, at an angle:
After I got back to the car, I explored a little bit of the Pouch Cove coastline before driving home; this is a tiny sea arch close to the Stiles Cove Path trailhead:
Cape St. Francis Path is now an official part of the East Coast Trail called Biscan Cove Path.