Northern Peninsula beauty
Visiting the Northern Peninsula and visiting its many wonderful places would take weeks to accomplish.
I have had the privilege of traveling around the area in the past month. From the Western Brook Pond fjord to the L’Anse aux Meadows sod houses, I continue to get amazed at this beautiful province we live in.
Just last weekend, I went to Great Brehat, a community I didn’t know about until I moved to St. Anthony.
After taking the set of stairs on the local walking trail to the top, the sight was breathtaking.
There were hills in the distance across the little harbour, and right in front of the coastline was a fairly large iceberg.
This time of year, it’s not uncommon to see these random icebergs just floating around shore.
It’s fitting that this week, the St. Anthony region celebrates its Ice- berg Festival.
Besides the iceberg, the view is spectacular, no matter which community you travel to. It’s like travelling all over the world in one area.
At Cape Norman, a cliff with a lighthouse outside of Cook’s Harbour, the rocky shoreline resembles something one might believe came from the moon. My travel companion and I refer to it as moon rock.
Walking along the boardwalk to Western Brook Pond, it was a drastically different ecosystem, with peat moss and flat land.
Along with the beautiful landscapes, we are also blessed with so many animals many people never have the opportunity to see.
Over a couple of weekends, we saw a beaver, two frogs, rabbits and a few squirrels, dozens of moose and caribou and, of course, many different types of birds.
In my opinion, the northern Peninsula is the most beautiful part of the island portion of the province. Whether you appreciate a nice calming waterfall, mountainous ranges, evergreens as far as the eye can see or visiting quaint fishing communities that make you feel like you stepped back in time, this region has it.
I haven’t had the opportunity to travel to the southern coast of Labrador yet, but I have plans to go for a couple of days in July, to experience the beauty the other part of our province has to offer.
At least for the next little while, I hope to continue to explore and experience the scenic beauty and peaceful nature the Northern Pen-