Every year my Dad and at least 2 other of my brothers and I go on a ``Man`s
Trip``. This year we went to the Codroy Valley and the Port au Port Peninsula,
a long drive from base camp in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Today, I am starting with photos of Thunder Falls, which used to be called
Leeches Brook when I was a kid. We used to go swimming at the falls every
summer. Getting there was a hassle - a 15 km (10 mile) bike ride over a gravel
road. When we got older, we hitch-hiked and a few times we even walked it.
Either way, it was a long way to go for a swim!
A trail takes you to the ``Landing`` where smaller kids and families usually
swam. Next is First Falls, where not too many swam but a few brave souls used
to dive from the high cliffs to the small pool below. Second Falls was the
place where most teenagers and young adults went for a swim. A few people used
to climb to the top and jump or dive into the deep pool below. There is a cave
behind the falls (about one-third of the way up) and we used to climb the
sharp rocks and dive through the waterfall.
It`s too bad someone doesn`t take the imitative to make a hiking trail to the
different falls along the river. I think tourists would like to see these
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