Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The West Coast Rocks!

I won't deny that the East Coast of the island has a better coastline for kayaking, especially the Avalon peninsula.........but you can't beat the West Coast for the landscape.

Me and Ang hiked the Starlite trail on the Table Top Mountains in Codroy Valley while we were back home........the view just can't be beat.

8 comments:

Tony said...

Spectacular backdrop for your picture. Attractive looking couple too *lol*

Tony :-)

Brian Newhook said...

Thanks for the comment Tony. Its a great hike if you are ever in the area.

Anonymous said...

Will get back to Gros Morne some day. Visited with our Scouts and will never forget it. My wife is coming with me this time so that she no longer just hears stories.

-- David

Anonymous said...

First trip to Newfoundland and the Valley Brian .. wow.. .. climbed to the top of Starlite.. unreal views.. what a gorgeous place.. the ocean, the mountains, the clean air.. hard to leave for Toronto!

pat mackay said...

My fmily and I own a bungalow towards the base of the mountain.. the lake behind you is named campbells lake, which is named after my great grndfather, Joe Campbell. We go every summer, the views from the lookoffs are unlike any other in the world

pat mackay said...

My fmily and I own a bungalow towards the base of the mountain.. the lake behind you is named campbells lake, which is named after my great grndfather, Joe Campbell. We go every summer, the views from the lookoffs are unlike any other in the world

Anonymous said...

Great photo of Cordroy Valley! May I ask the approximate distance and duration it takes to get to that spot from the trailhead? Lookg for the shortest trail from where we will park. Visiting NL this summer..thanks so much! :) Ondine

Brian Newhook said...

Thanks for the comment. Not sure what the distance is, but its not far, you can hike the round trip to the top and back in 2-3 hrs, with plenty of time to stop and take it all in. The trail starts in the parking lot, and you start off at the base of the mountain, so its not the distance that takes long, its the switchbacking up the mountain that takes the time. There is a trail that branches off to the right also that goes to Campbell Lake, also very nice. Hope this helps! If you have any more questions I'd be happy to help!