Bay Roberts Trail, Day 2Posted: September 19, 2013 Filed under: Mineral World, Newfoundland, Water | Tags: Bay Roberts Heritage Trail, beauty, Mad Rock, nature, Newfoundland, ocean, rock, Rocks, whales Leave a comment
We returned to the Bay Roberts Heritage Trail/Mad Rock Trail in Newfoundland, Canada the next day, this time driving to the ocean and starting there. The name Mad Rocks comes from the rocks offshore that have been particularly treacherous for ships. Again, the beauty was intense. We stopped for long stretches and sat on the rocks taking in the ocean and fresh air.
We had no expectation of seeing whales in August, but we were fortunate to look out over the water and see many minutes of a whale surfacing and submerging as it travelled alongside the rocks. This was a terrific experience even though I cannot identify the whale(s) we saw that day.
No Denying Newfoundland!Posted: August 27, 2013 Filed under: Animal Life, Mineral World, Newfoundland, Water | Tags: Canada, hike, Mad Rock, minke whales, Newfoundland, No Denial Path, ocean, Rocks, signs, whales 2 Comments
I’ve just returned from nearly three weeks in beautiful Newfoundland. Many posts to come from the east and west of the island. This hike near Mad Rock was terrific. Views of the ocean, dramatic rocks and rolling terrain. We loved the signs we encountered, particularly this one. It was near here, on rocks by the ocean, that we saw whales nearby. Our best guess is that they were minke whales.