The Mountain Trail is a strenuous hike. Did you already figure that out by the name of the trail? The word "mountain" is a good clue!
Ruth on the forested "Mountain Trail"
This gives you an idea of how steep it was!
The Mountain Trail is very steep, and we're in pretty good shape but we still had to stop and rest every few minutes. It is uphill every step of the way to get to the top. We figured it was about 6 kms round trip, but it doesn't count towards our hiking goal because it's not located in the National Park.
At the top, hiking towards the overlook.
Looking down on the community of Meat Cove
Zoomed in. Can you see Sherman?
Looking back at the mountain we had hiked up, we saw an odd phenomenon. We expect the pretty colors in the sky are caused by some kind of reflection off the ocean, but really have no idea.
We got back to Sherman, and while we were having lunch, Ruth spotted a whale very close to us in the bay. We've seen quite a few off in the distance, but it's rare to see one this close to shore. We tried to get pictures, but by the time you found it with the camera lens it had already went back under the water.
We drove over to the fishing harbour at Bay St. Lawrence. Not anything special here, but we still found somewhere decent to park for the night. No internet here, and no cell service either so no mi-fi.
Parked up overlooking the harbour at Bay St. Lawrence (GPS 47.00086 -60.46435)
We had a peaceful nights sleep, and this morning we drove a few kms back to Cabot Landing picnic park where we are able to access cellular internet. As we were sitting here, we saw a fox in the distance!
We are off to do another hike, back in the National Park. So far, it's a beautiful day but they're calling for showers this afternoon and we've got a 7.4 km (4.6 mile) hike to do this morning!