Again, we've profiled our hike of the Coastal Trail in a separate post. You can view it here. But we do have a couple more photos to show you...
A large moose footprint, but we didn't see any moose. In fact, we haven't seen any moose this whole trip!
We saw a snake though! He was just a little guy, maybe a foot long or so.
Kevin on the Coastal Trail
Stopped for a break
We did the Coastal Trail at 11.3 kms (7.0 miles) and the Jigging Cove Brook Trail at 2.8 kms (1.7 miles) for a total hike of 14.1 kms (8.7 miles). It took us 4 hours, and we had left Whiskey behind to guard Sherman. These hikes are both in the National Park so they count towards our 75 km (46.5 mile) hiking goal. We are now more than half way at 46.2 kms (28.6 miles)!
Our feet were pretty tired after that, and we were looking forward to going to the Chowder House for a bowl of seafood chowder in Neil's Harbour. We had overnighted there when we were here 3 years ago and hoped to do the same thing again, but when we arrived they weren't yet open for the season! Still, their empty parking lot overlooking the ocean beside the lighthouse was going to be okay for the night, and it was. This morning, there are several cars parked here with people working inside, so they must be opening soon.
All of you readers suffering from the heat down south only need to know that the grass is not always greener on the other side...we would love to have some heat! High temperatures all this week are forecast to be around 12C (54F), with not much sun. We will make do, but it sure would be nice to experience some shorts and t-shirt weather!
Sherman, boondocking in the parking lot beside the lighthouse and the Chowder House restaurant in Neil's Harbour. (GPS 46.80696 -60.31848)