Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Greatest Cape

Is Cape St. Mary's.

Even without the 1000s of birds, the place would still be interesting to visit, hike and photograph. It's located at the Southwestern tip of Avalon Peninsula.
The most scenic way to get there is by turning off the TCH at the Placentia road intersection (click on the map below for a larger view).The Cape Shore drive is along Route 100. That drive on a clear day is spectacular.

For about 50 or more km, just on the way to the Cape, you will feel inclined to stop and just look

at the many million dollar views. Your trip becomes more pleasurable with scenes of beaches, barasways, rolling hills, pasture lands, meadows, and quaint communities. Oh yeah, watch out for moose at all times.

It's a good idea to phone ahead to the Cape St. Mary's visitor information centre (709-277-1666) to see if the coast is clear, that is, fog free - quite often it is foggy there.

Regarding weather conditions, if it's wet or very windy, be extra cautious hiking the hilltops. As you can see, get too close to the edge, and your sightseeing will have ended permanently.

There is about a 1.4 km walk from the information centre to the bird sanctuary.

This is a peaceful, beautiful, and an amazing part of the province.
To get a relaxing taste of mother nature, the great escape is indeed , Cape St. Mary's.

(In this picture, the Northern Gannet, one of six types of birds that nest here. For more information on the bird sanctuary, click here).

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