Land views approaching and at Lowland Cove

View coming down “Tittle Hill”
[#1] Photo 113 of 392: View coming down “Tittle Hill”
Taken 2009 June 18 on the side of “Tittle Hill” south of the Fox Den
GPS 47°01.9??'N 60°36.9??'W

When one comes out from the “interior bypass” around the Fox Den on the south side of “Tittle Hill” near the summit, only the right third of photo #1 is visible, but, especially for the first time hiker, it immediately takes the eye. As one descends the slopes of “Tittle Hill”, the view opens up to that seen here (this photo was actually taken closer to the coast than the route one would normally take descending “Tittle Hill”). Even in this view, only the outermost reaches of Lowland Cove are visible between Tittle Point in the foreground and Lowland Point, the nearest point on the far side of the cove; much of the cove is still hidden. But that matters little, for it is the majesty of the High Capes rising beyond Lowland Point that captures the eye and demands attention and admiration: I remember well my first time seeing them in 2006—I was simply awestruck with the glory of the completely unexpected view, the more so as it opened up as I came down the hill. In the very far distance shrouded in haze lies MacKenzies Mountain west of Pleasant Bay, from which excellent, though distant, views of this coast are available on a clear day as one descends the Cabot Trail in a series of switchbacks on its slopes. The points beyond Lowland Point are unnamed on the topographical map; Delaneys Point, the next named point south of Lowland Point, is well south of the High Capes and is hidden from view here.

Photo #2 was taken from the cliffs above the head of Lowland Cove, just above the mouth of Lowland Brook, looking across the waters of Lowland Cove towards Tittle Point and “Tittle Hill” beyond. The tallest of the “mounds” rises at the far right, crossed by the herd path one sees right of centre above the cliffs. The waves rolling in attest to a good afternoon breeze (it was a bit before 14h). The bare cliff faces are crisscrossed with marks in this view in the direct sun; I can discern two human faces in the play of light on these rocks, one a stylized one left of centre and a second more realistic one with bushy eyebrows in the dead centre of the photo. Obviously, just an effect of the lighting and an active imagination!

Tittle Point from the head of Lowland Cove
[#2] Photo 114 of 392: Tittle Point from the head of Lowland Cove
Taken 2009 June 18 at the head of Lowland Cove
GPS 47°01.0??'N 60°37.2??'W
Four horses
[#3] Photo 115 of 392: Four horses
Taken 2009 June 18 at the inland side of the coastal plain southeast of Tittle Point
GPS 47°01.4??'N 60°37.1??'W

Photo #3 captures the four horses I saw as I was heading towards Cape St Lawrence from Lowland Cove. These stately animals roam free in the summer months, grazing from Cape St Lawrence to Polletts Cove and, while wary of humans, can be approached if one has the appropriate manner.

Photo #4 looks across Lowland Cove to Lowland Point at the far right and shows the long, fairly gentle slope descending across the entire width of the photo. High enough to blot out the High Capes, the northern side of that slope is lined with cliffs along its entire side. Most of the trees at the top of that slope are deciduous; evergreens appear only quite close to the water. The cleft on this side of the slope was carved by Lowland Brook, as it makes its way down to the cove.

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Lowland Cove
[#4] Photo 116 of 392: Lowland Cove
Taken 2009 June 18 at the point where the northern end of the cove bends around
GPS 47°01.2??'N 60°37.1??'W
Lowland Brook just above its mouth
[#5] Photo 117 of 392: Lowland Brook just above its mouth
Taken 2009 June 18 just above its mouth
GPS 47°00.997'N 60°37.238'W

Photo #5 looks at Lowland Brook as it makes its way out to Lowland Cove. This brook is not as wide as French Brook, but the boulders strewn about along its course testify to the power of the run-off that has pushed them here. It is hard to believe that such a small brook has carved such a deep canyon as that seen in photo #4!

Photo #6 is another view of Lowland Brook taken from the same location as photo #5, but looking upstream rather than downstream. Its banks make a lovely spot for a picnic lunch; had it not been necessary to get a move on, I could happily have spent all afternoon here listening to its gentle song.

Lowland Brook just above its mouth
[#6] Photo 118 of 392: Lowland Brook just above its mouth
Taken 2009 June 18 just above its mouth
GPS 47°00.997'N 60°37.238'W