From the gravel pit in Dunakin, I continued east along the Whycocomagh Road “down the mountain”, a somewhat twisty section that follows the terrain down the side of the mountain to the bridge over Kewstoke Brook, where it both levels out and straightens considerably. A short distance beyond the bridge, where the road trends north along the base of Skye Mountain, I stopped for the view seen in photo #1. The road itself is in the tunnel of black at the bottom centre of the photo, where no light reaches. The hill at the right is part of Skye Mountain, over whom Casper the Ghost loomed in a previous photo in this essay. At this point, Kewstoke Brook flows north on the left side of the road and outside the scope of this photo. The colours here are getting close to their peak of colour—a gorgeous scene!
Photo #2 looks up from the road below at a gorgeous red maple whose leaves are spread across the blue sky. The adjacent trees, behind and to the left, are yellow rather than red, but they simply enhance the contrast, making the reds stand out even more.
Photo #3 looks to the west at the side and summit of the unnamed mountain the Whycocomagh Road descends; the colours here are rather more orange, yellow, and green than those on Skye Mountain, but some bright reds are found along Kewstoke Brook.