We travelled north from Cow Head to Arches Provincial Park, a tiny park with wonderful scenery, for lunch. The waves crashed under a series of rock arch formations, and the view was amazing!
As you can see from the photo, it was a very windy day! In fact, my trusty LL Bean screen house was torn apart and the center poles bent by the time we returned to camp. Several tents in the nearby vicinity were also destroyed. Charlie worked to straighten the tent poles and we think we can set the screen house up again, then will see if I can buy a new pole set when we return home. Woolly Bear especially likes the screen house because it gets him away from the mosquitoes and gives him off-leash time each day.
The screen house is not the only casualty, our View windshield cracked on a gravel road, and despite our attempt to use crazy glue to stop the crack from spreading, we will be getting a new windshield upon our return!
After lunch at Arches Provincial Park we hiked the 6k trail to Western Brook Pond, a landlocked fjord with an optional boat tour that does not allow dogs! This hike proved too much for Charlie’s healing ankle, and we have had to curtail any walks of length. Between the ankle and the index finger he caught with the hatchet, he has been having a hard time. We took the stitches out ourselves a day or so ago, and it appears to have healed nicely. I will have to write about the emergency room trip at some point, as I found the Canadians to be very efficient and not at all wasteful. But, our lesson learned was that it is better to spend the dollar for kindling than to spend the $675 dollars for stitches when the hatchet goes astray!