After being cooped up inside the house for the weekend I was glad to stretch my legs on Blackhead Path and Deadmans Bay Path today, especially since our car is due at the garage tomorrow so even with great weather I’ll have to stay inside again all day!
Anyway, you don’t want to hear any of that and I just want to rest my legs, so here are some pictures of the hike:
Blackhead Path is so short it really only has its great views going for it, so I added a part of Deadmans Bay Path to the hike to make it interesting. That long rocky point you see basking in the sunlight up there is Small Point, my turn-around point for today.
All day long a couple of rescue helicopters were buzzing over the bay and over the trail, no doubt on some training mission, at one point one of them even landed on Blackhead. Here you can see one as it flew back to St. John’s:
The noise these choppers were making was very annoying, all day long, even the seals kept coming up to see what all the commotion was about:
Further towards Small Point I entered the forest, where I found an interesting looking fungus on a tree. Bright orange, so not hard to ID, this weird looking thing is called orange jelly (Dacrymyces palmatus):
On Small Point the light was flat and the wind was cold, so after a quick lunch I started the return hike through the forest. All along the trail the crackerberries were flaunting their fall colours:
At the end of the hike the sunset was near, casting the lighthouses at Cape Spear in a warm red glow: