Wednesday, August 17, 2016
From St. Lunaire-Griquet to Cow Head
Photos: August 14, 2016
The sky was so clear you could see for many kilometers - right across the strait to Labrador. With binoculars we could see the lighthouse we had visited just a few days earlier.
The perspective on this photograph is off, but this is the ship we think we saw from the Labrador coast. It looks near, but is out in the strait. We think it is the ship that is laying cable across the strait as part of the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project. The little strip of blue it sits on is actually the Strait of Belle Isle and may be about 30 km wide here (I have found very conflicting articles about the width of the strait). The land behind is Labrador.
We passed by Flowers Cove again - this time on a sunny day. The lighthouse looked crisp in the clear air.
Our destination for the day was Cow Head. We went for a hike on the peninsula. These are Cow Head heads at at the amphitheatre.
There are great views along the way. Here we were looking back to the community of Cow Head with the Long Range Mountains in the background.
This lighthouse is no longer in use, but its exterior is maintained.
Berries grow in abundance here. I think these are bunchberries.
I had never seen these flowers before. They are called Indian Pipes or Ghost Plants. It seems they are edible in small quantities.
With so much coast, weather-permitting there are always lovely sunsets to end the day.