For two days now the sun has been in the forecast but not in the sky.
Instead we got a lot of fog and when temperatures dropped last night we even saw some ice fog, which left a frosty layer on the peaks around Marine Drive. This afternoon, the sun finally broke through and I embraced it with a hike on Cape St. Francis Path.
Both IcebergFinder and the Canadian Ice Service report the locations of icebergs, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to be on the lookout myself. In theory, Cape St. Francis is an ideal spot to see them coming but today I was unable to look through the haze that hovered over Conception Bay.
Here’s a couple of pictures from today:
While it’s common to see dew drops collected on these little crowns in the early morning, I’d never seen one that was frozen. This morning they were everywhere, I had to knock one over to make sure I wasn’t imagining things, but it fell off the crown in one piece, rolling down the blades of grass like a tiny crystal ball.
Cape St. Francis Path
This colourful tidal inlet is calling out to me with its tropical colours, I think it looks inviting enough for a swim. I’m quite sure I would freeze to death within minutes though, this tiny pool below the Cape St. Francis lighthouse is directly connected to the chilly Atlantic Ocean.
After a brief visit to the lighthouse area, I walked up to the trail entrance on the side of the dirt road to Pouch Cove:
In this next shot you can see the haze beyond Cape St. Francis, for all I knew there was a whole armada of icebergs out there, taunting me:
On top of the hills the sun came out in force and I walked along Biscayan Cove to the Anvil Rock Loop and back again. I passed by a couple of islands, I’ve named them here on this shot, for no particular reason:
Cape St. Francis Path is now an official part of the East Coast Trail called Biscan Cove Path.