It was just a bit after 13h30 when I reached the Bay St Lawrence Road, very happy to have been able to see so many views that were new to me. I proceeded to the Cabot Trail, where I had a very hearty dinner in Cape North Village (my breakfast, such as it was, was in the car). Since I still had plenty of time after dinner, I decided to take a detour into Dingwall, which I had surprisingly not visited in several years (my most recent visit was apparently before 2007, as I have no mention of it in my log books then nor since). The light wasn’t the best, but it was good enough to bring back memories of the earlier visits.
Dingwall has many very fine views and direct access to North Harbour Beach, making it especially attractive on a hot summer day. The view in photo #1 looks northwest across the mouth of Dingwall Harbour to the mountains along Aspy Bay, North Mountain at the left, Sams Mountain, Wilkie Sugar Loaf, and then the Cape North Massif stretching out to Money Point. North Harbour Beach can be seen left of centre extending out towards Wilkie Sugar Loaf. There appears to be some colour on the mountains, particularly those closer, but it is very hard to tell in this light.
Photo #2 is taken from the head of Dingwall Harbour, looking northeast; the harbour curves a bit, so it is not possible to see the harbour entrance from here. Several fishing boats are moored on the north side of the harbour. Trees are definitely starting to turn here, but not much colour is yet visible.
Photo #3, like photo #1, looks across the mouth of Dingwall Harbour, this time to a telephoto view of Wilkie Sugar Loaf and North Harbour Beach, with a sliver of North Harbour at the far left. Cabot Landing Picnic Park is at the far right of this photo; one could walk along the beach to there, were it not for the egress from North Harbour in the middle of the beach. The light is so poor that it is hard to make out the cliff faces on the mountain that often gleam in the sun. For the same reason, it is difficult to determine the extent of the colours here, which, at a guess, are fairly widespread across the mountains. The blocks of white just right of centre on the other side of the breakwater turn out, under magnification, to be blocks of white rock, most likely gypsum, given that this Dingwall.
Photo #4, taken across the harbour not far from those blocks of white rock, looks somewhat east of southeast across Aspy Bay; at the left is White Point Island, then the unnamed island off White Point, then White Point (the headland), then the White Point peninsula, and, at the far right, White Point (the village) and its harbour, at the far right across Aspy Bay. The two “tittles” are readily seen in this view.
Photo #5 looks across the sand dune at the southern end of North Harbour Beach to North Harbour and North Mountain, which spans the whole of this photo. One of those peaks is Tenerife Mountain, but with the indistinct faces of these mountains, I am unable to say for sure which one.
Some changing colours are seen in the stand to the left of North Harbour, but it looks as if they are not much advanced, though that might be an effect of the poor light.