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.

Pouch Cove trailhead – Cape St. Francis Path

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:

Near the Pouch Cove trailhead – Cape St. Francis Path

Coast towards Cape St. Francis – Cape St. Francis Path

Gloomy, snowy trail – Cape St. Francis Path

Moose droppings – Cape St. Francis Path

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:

Moose tracks – Cape St. Francis Path

The next 2 shots were taken at Freshwater Falls, where a stream of water falls off the cliffs and flows into the ocean:

Frozen Freshwater Falls – Cape St. Francis Path

Here’s a closeup of the waterfall:

Into the slippery snowy forest again, at an angle:

Into the forest again – Cape St. Francis Path

Crossing winter streams – Cape St. Francis Path

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:

Tiny sea arch – Pouch Cove

Cape St. Francis Path is now an official part of the East Coast Trail called Biscan Cove Path.