Beaches Path, as you can see in these pictures, stays close to the beach. It’s a great trail for family hikes, it’s not very long, not very hard, and there are lots of beaches to comb, especially on the Witless Bay side.
Three years ago today I enjoyed a beautiful hike on this trail, I explored all the beaches, found lots of cool stuff, ate delicious berries, and after all of that I went on a boat trip into the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.
Here are some photos of this beautiful summer day:
In the forest I often heard whales surfacing in the bay, here’s a minke whale for you, yes, that tiny black dot in the middle is a whale:
Because early August is the start of the East Coast Trail berry picking season I kept a look out for these orange beauties as well:
A little further up the trail I found something considerably less appetizing: a dead pilot whale in a narrow gulch below Little Bald Head, which was a bit smelly and gross but also kind of cool:
The following photos were all taken from my boat trip into the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve:
Near Great Island the sky was filled with puffins:
Kittiwake chicks were fuzzy but pretty big already:
For my last shot of the day, I focussed on the puffins flying by, they’re so much fun to watch: