I stayed at the Seabreeze B&B and RV park while in Cowhead. The location is great, it is on a bay and about 1/2 mile down the street is the Cowhead Lighthouse trail. I hiked the trail when I was here in early June, but since it is a nice hike I did it again. Once again, I really enjoyed the scenic Spring Beach which is a side trail from the lighthouse trail. This time I scrambled over the rocks and went further down the beach than before.
One day, I went back to Port Aux Choix National Historic Site. I was here in early June, but I didn’t hike as much as I wanted to. So, I started with the Dorset Trail. It was a great trail, it went over limestone barrens, over boggy areas, through the forest and then down to the ocean and then back!
While hiking, I saw several caribou. In the picture below you can see one on the trail and several on the hill in the background. The one on the trail led me down the trail (as I like to think) before he got tired of me following and left the trail.
This is a historical park because the Dorset Paleo-eskimos lived here from 2100 to 1200 years ago. They were people who occupied artic Canada and Greenland and extended their range to Northern Newfoundland. They were seal hunters and below is a wire sculpture just outside of the Philips Garden area which is where the remains of 2 large settlements have been found and explored.
This plant was not on the trail, but near the lighthouse (which I blogged about on my June visit).
After a couple of hikes, I was ready for lunch. I had already decided that I would go back to the same restaurant I went to earlier and get some more shrimp. Shrimp is a big business in this area and a large shrimp plant is just across the street from The Anchor Café. I had a salad with shrimp and house dressing – so good!!!