Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9/10/10 Another day in port.

Friday- complete silence in early AM, but downpour again by 10.

Ann writes:

Uncertain if we should try to move west today; locals say "I hears a bit of a roar out there". We certainly had the 60-100 mm of rain predicted. Real Newfoundland weather! We waited until 1pm, but the seas were still almost 7ft.
During lunch again at Eastern Outfitters, I did get to see the Women's SF, but Wozniacki choked against Zvonereva, and I'd been sitting so long waiting for it, that I persuaded Jon to go for a walk. Little did I know what a great spot we'd discover!
First we did the obvious and ascended the highest point, Man O'War Hill for a commanding view of the island. By now it was clearing so we continued on the road to Muddy Harbour. At the end of the road, we could see some signs indicating the Walking Trail which turned out to be a very nice boardwalk skirting almost the entire island. It passed by the lighthouse and many little named coves along the back of the island, while keeping us comfortably suspended above of the boggy, peaty ground.

Fishing stages, Ship Cove

Ship Cove, Ramea, from Man O'War hill (click to expand)

Ann climbs the steps to Man O'War hill

Lots of steps.....

Muddy Harbor at low tide, actually should be called Rocky Harbor

Ann dressed for the boardwalk

The Ramea lighthouse and Coast Guard transmission tower on Northwest Head

Ramea boardwalk from the lighthouse. The boardwalk goes clear around the island. (click to expand)

Ann laments that this field of iris growing in the bog was not in bloom

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