Friday, July 23, 2010

Western Brook

This morning I am starting to share photos taken on my recent trip to L'Anse aux Meadows. I will refer to photos over the next week or two as the Viking Trail Series.

Our first stop after leaving Grand Falls/Windsor was Western Brook Park. The weather had been overcast and foggy all the way through Gros Mrone National Park, but had brightened just a little when we arrived at Western Brook. I suggested a quick walk to the beach even though the sky was still overcast.

The first photo shows Western Brook flowing towards the long sandy beach. You can see that it is pretty rough, which indicates how much rain they have been having. Most of the rivers we saw on our trip were high and very rough.

The sand dunes on the beach seem to have grown since I was there last. The grasses growing on the dunes help anchor and protect them from the high winds blowing off the ocean.

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