Neil and Lois 50th Anniversary Trip travel blog

Along the Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

Skirwink Trail

A zoom on the eagle at Skirwink trail

Another portion of the Skirwink trail, you know who those people are


We left St John early this morning and drove as far as Thorburn Lake. Since we had camped there before, the owner let us leave the motor home there while we drove the jeep about 60 miles east to hike a trail. This trail (Skirwink) trail) was about 3.5 miles round trip and is listed in National Geographics Adventure magazine as one of the top 35 hiking trails in the world. This trail was all that was promised. Another fantastic trail walking along the ledges of very high cliffs. The trail was often as close as a couple feet from a sheer drop into the ocean or into the rocks below. We saw an Eagle (not sure whether it was an immature Bald Eagle or a Golden Eagle) perched on one of the ocean carved sea rocks, of which there many different designs. If this trail is number 35, we can't imagine what the other 34 are like. Frankie and Lois didn't seem to have any problems with the heights, but, again I had places that I couldn't look down at all. From high cliffs, to beautiful rocks, to eagles, to crossing high barren peaks with breath taking heights/views on down to a black sand beach, this was a fantastic trail. I will no longer rate these trails, as each one just gets better than the last. After returning to the motor home and reconnecting the car, we drove another 3 hours to get farther across Newfoundland. We spent the night along the road at a closed nursery.



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