So, it's been a while...
Summer showed up and it's been non-stop for months. It's been hard to find the time to edit and post but I'm sure everything will settle down eventually.
Back to our east coast trip and a beautiful evening hike in the Tablelands. The landscape here is otherworldly. It would seem more at home in the desert landscapes of the American southwest than in Newfoundland. To hike in the Tablelands is to walk on the mantle of the earth, which is normally far below the earth's crust. Peridotite was forced to the surface during a plate collision several hundred million years ago. The rusty colour indicates high levels of iron. Highly toxic minerals and a lack of nutrients results in little plant growth - thus the barren landscape.
Our hike was the perfect end to a stressful day. It was a warm evening and we had the trail to ourselves. Three girls in a vast, quiet landscape.