This blog covers travel suggestions and ideas by Keith and Heather Nicol. Most of our travels deal with self propelled outdoor activities and include hiking, sea kayaking, backcountry and cross country skiing, alpine skiing and other activities. We also enjoy traditional music and cultures. We have written over 800 articles in various magazines and newspapers. Keith Nicol has also written 2 books and has a popular you tube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/k2nicol
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Waterfalls on the North Shore of the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland
Waterfall near McIver's
by Keith and Heather Nicol
Waterfalls near Cox's Cove
One upside of all the rain lately is that local waterfalls are impressively fully of water. There are several waterfalls which we will cover in future blog posts for Western Newfoundland so lets start with a couple on the North Shore of the Bay of Islands (Highway 440) near Corner Brook. The first one we discovered while sea kayaking but fortunately it is also easily accessible on foot from the community of McIver’s. It is impressive since it tumbles out right on to the beach. Park your car at coordinates- 49 03.818 N and 58 06.837 W and the trail head is nearby at 49 03.792 N and 58 06.802 W. This short trail winds down to the beach and then walk along the shore for a couple of hundred of meters to the waterfall. The next waterfall is at Cox’s Cove at 49 06.599N and 58 03.658 W. You need to follow the main road past the community to see this waterfall and you can basically drive to the viewpoint seen in the photo to the right. If you know of other waterfalls on the North Shore then send me the coordinates or directions in the comments section and we will try to check them out.
A Fine Tyme is a celebration of NL music-photo T. Cochrane
One nice aspect of living in Corner Brook is that there are increasing numbers of plays and other events scheduled in the evening throughout the summer. So you can go hiking or exploring for waterfalls by day and see a fine play by night. We recently caught 2 shows that Stage West is doing and saw A Fine Tyme on Saturday, July 16 and Soldier’s Heart on Sunday, July 17. A Fine Tyme features many traditional songs and some stories about Newfoundland and we really enjoyed the fresh and talented cast. Soldier’s Heart is a powerful story about a World War 1 veteran retelling the tragic events of July 1,1916 to his curious son. Stage West is also doing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and their season winds up on July 23, 2011 so you only have a few more evenings to see these excellent plays at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. See www.stagewesttheatrefestival.com for more information.