It’s our last day in Newfoundland before we head out on the ferry tomorrow to the mainland. We leave Gros Morne behind as a light drizzle falls.
The National Parks have put a campaign together involving taking photos of a pair of red adirondack chairs. One has to first find these chairs then take a photo and share on social media. Today, on our way out of the park, we found a pair of chairs.
Rain and cold temps keep us bundled up and in the car with the occasional “Stop!” yelled out to grab a roadside shot. We did plan some stop at lighthouses today as we take the long way back to Port aux Basques. Cape Anguille lighthouse is our first stop and we actually get out of the car to explore.
Unfortunately the lighthouse and office are surrounded by a gate which makes this one not so picturesque as it could be. I found an angle that with the use of an old fence mostly hid the chain link fence.
As we continued along the coast and the rain started in a little harder I made my friend Nigel stop the car so I could explore a path that looked to head to a small beach. Not everyone was thrilled about getting out of the car but it was well worth it. As I crested the small hill a beach came into view and along the shore about 50 small shore birds were playing in the waves.
These little sanderlings were following the waves in and out to find little morsels to eat. It was amusing to watch – those little birds are quick. I took some video but they were way too fast and I couldn’t keep up with them.
Our last stop of the day was Cape Ray where another lighthouse stands. With the heavy fog it was hard to get a great shot of the lighthouse so we settled for taking photos along the coast. As we drove away I noticed an old boat along the road with an impressive view and I knew I had to photograph it.
This was my final photo of the day and I fell in love with it. Tomorrow we start the journey home – first with our trip on the ferry and a long drive back to Truro. No photographs tomorrow but we get one or two on our final day through New Brunswick and Quebec.