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Refreshed after a good nights sleep from lower temperatures and not much wind, I packed up camp and headed for the Discovery Center at the start of the Tablelands.
From there I road over to the Tablelands Trail and quickly caught up to the guided walk. We did some looking at the local plants and then Alice, the Parks Canada guide, did a great job explaining how the Tablelands are mantel rock that was pushed up by the forces of plate tectonics. This rock is ...
... leg was hurting then tried to make plans on where to eat. All the usual Bollox came about when deciding where to eat. "I don't mind" "I'm not bothered" are the usual things said so I just made a decision on somewhere. Don't know why I bothered as we went to the cafe which was the original suggestion. We had some good burgers and apple pie for pud.
Murph and I then rode over to Kenmount A&W for a car meeting. It was the usual ...
... the harbor. The wind was amazing - had to really brace yourself to keep from blowing over the cliff!
Visited Cape Spear - the easternmost point in North America - in keeping with our history of going to the end of the land in what ever place we are visiting. :-) And NL's oldest surviving lighthouse. Lots of wind, amazing views and waves. After climbing all those stairs, we feel like we got our exercise for today!
... here and we even met a couple we saw in Twillingate. The owner was from Yorkshire so that explains the Yorkshire Tea!! We decided to go back into Bonavista for a final look at the Puffins - I couldn't resist it. On the small road down to the puffin area Christine managed to get a picture of an eagle that had just grabbed a fish from the pond. Back to Trinity for a short walk around the village as their is a route that takes you passed the 12 historic buildings - we are in ...
... view of what it's like to live in the river. They had plenty of information on native terrestrial species in the area, including Goshawks, beavers, ducks and minks, along with a variety of fish that live in the river (brown trout, speckled trout, Atlantic Salmon when they breed, and eels). It was an interesting stop and the girls enjoyed it.
We headed up to Signal Hill to see the Queen's Battery and hike the Northhead ...
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