It’s been a while since the weather has been as lousy as it has been this week, all the way back in June if I remember correctly. Rain, drizzle and fog can be nice for short periods at a time, but when it persists it can quite literally dampen your spirits.
RDF shrouds the landscape in unattractive shades of grey, changing the East Coast Trail from a place of picturesque beauty to a place you had better watch your step. Not only does the fog hinder your vision, it turns every rock and root into a slippery trail hazard.
Exercise and fresh air are the only reasons I go out on the trail on days like today, so here are a few pictures from a morning walk on Silver Mine Head Path:
These new yellow signs have been popping up at every ECT trailhead this last month. They caution the hiker about the dangers of ‘unsupervised wilderness coastal hiking’. Here’s a detailed look at the message:
The next shot shows you why it’s hardly worth the effort making a picture on a day like today. By the way, that black dot in the sky is a bald eagle:
The big waterfall on Silver Mine Head Path is in the middle of an undeveloped section, it’s a challenge getting across, especially when the rocks are slippery from the rain.
To finish this post on a more colourful note, here’s a picture of the fall colours on the forest floor: