It’s beautiful just driving along here, but (of course) I have to stop to take pictures along the way too.
We stop for a light lunch (smoked meats, cheese, and some olives) at Palisade Head.
This is one of my favorite places on the North Shore, not just because of the distant view of Shovel Point (another favorite spot), but because I associate it with friends and good times, like picking blueberries with Jerry and Joyce or pretending to be Julie Andrews with Karen and Grant (singing that the hills are alive with the sound of music). It is a joy to be in such a beautiful place.
Our next stop is the main section of Tettegouche State Park. From here you can easily walk to Shovel Point, but today, with limited time and the threat of rain, we go only as far as necessary to get a good view of the point.
However, we do decide there is time to go down to the beach. Here we find more great views of Shovel Point and a very cool arch.
We also find lots of rocks.
Since both Lane and I are rather partial to rocks, we carefully check over the selection on hand, looking for the most lovely or interesting of them.
We could easily spend the rest of the day doing this, but soon the wind freshens, the sky darkens, and it seems that the rain we have been expecting all day is finally approaching. Time to start back.
However, along with the coming rain, comes a weird light that seems to make both the trees above and the undergrowth on the forest floor glow from within.
It would be nice to spend more time photographing these radiant colors, but it has been a good day and now it is time to get along to our cabin.