Who asks for rain when the weather is so spectacular it defies belief?
This summer is warm and beautiful, but it’s also very dry. Combined with our warm and dry spring it has lead to the driest trail conditions I have seen since we moved to Newfoundland. While hiking under clear blue skies with dry boots is very nice, the berries really do need a drink every now and then, especially now they are ripening:
Yesterday I was up on the South Side Hills (the hills overlooking St. John’s, just west of Deadmans Bay Path). It’s a bit of a climb to get there but it’s totally worth it, the amount of berries up there is almost endless, but they need some rain and a bit more time before they’re ready to be picked.
Of course, even without berries it’s worth hiking this trail, the views of the city are simply amazing: