Posted by: sunnyharvy | August 12, 2012

Bonavista Peninsula lives up to its name

We enjoyed an extremely quiet night and early morning without another soul in sight, unless you count those in the nearby cemetery. This morning I took a few more photos of the incredible scenery here in New Bonaventure because the fog had lifted, although it was still cloudy and overcast.

As we drove on, Al mentioned that all the evergreen trees (gazillions of them!) and countless lakes make him feel like he’s in the mountains until an ocean cove appears around the next corner.

Trinity proved to be a very charming restored 18th century village. It is a real community filled with historic homes and businesses open for the public to tour. In the last 2 days we have visited both the 17th and 18th centuries before returning to the 21st.

We packed a picnic lunch and headed out on the Skerwink Trail in East Trinity. This 5.3 km stretch was absolutely spectacular – well worth the fairly strenuous nearly 3-hour walk up and down stairs and hills. Travel and Leisure magazine named it one of the best hikes in the world and I would definitely concur. We are very happy we took the time to do it, especially since the fog and drizzle from this morning had cleared up.

We moved on to Elliston where we hiked out to view the antics of puffins and gulls. Later we boondocked in a nearby scenic overlook.

Elliston actually claims to be the “root cellar capital of the world!”

Dreary morning, gloriously sunny and warm afternoon. 51 miles

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  1. What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing your photos and narrative—makes me want to go there, too. XXXOOO, Jeff & Paula

    • You should plan to visit here, Paula, but make sure you have plenty of time. It’s a BIG place and travel is SLOW due to lousy roads. You also have to like studying guide books as most of the really extraordinary sights are out of the way.


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