Photo #1 is a wide-angled view showing the subject of this page, the mountain I name “Sailor Brook Mountain South”. It has fairly steep flanks, though with more of a slope at the summit than “Sailor Brook Mountain North” on the opposite side of Sailor Brook. Like the latter, it has some cliff faces, though significantly fewer and more forested, and channels carved into its sides with significant gravel/rubble patches near its base below. Of equal interest is the great reddish triangular cliff face at its foot along the shore, along the top of which a grassy plain, interrupted by some encroaching forest, runs well up towards the summit and has an echo along the descending slope of the triangle on the far side. The summit near the coast reaches more than 340 m (1115 ft), making it somewhat lower than its companion to the north; only well south behind that summit and hidden from view here does its height equal that of “Sailor Brook Mountain North”. The mouth of Sailor Brook is just left of the centre of the photo, pretty well hidden by the rocks at the shore. Sailor Cove extends just beyond the right edge of this photo, close to the 47° line on the topographical map.
Photo #2 is also a wide-angled view from further away (the rocks at the end of Lowland Point are at the far left of the photo) that provides a slightly changed perspective. From this vantage point, the mountain’s summit shows a sharper descent at its inland edge. It also gives a better view of the grassy slope leading up the side of the mountain.
Photo #3 is again a wide-angled view, this time from closer in, of “Sailor Brook Mountain South”. In spite of the mountain’s height, it is the reddish cliff face, interspersed with grey-coloured rocks, that catches my eye. A small gravel beach lies at the foot and caves can be seen at the back of the beach.
Photo #4 uses a slightly longer focal length, but is still very much a wide-angled view in order to fit in the entire cliff face, providing a bit more detail to this interesting structure. The tilt of the strata is nearly vertical at the right, but distinctly off the vertical at the left. A significant amount of fill/dirt/soil sits atop the structure, as one can see where it has been eroded directly above the cliff face. Perhaps this arose from the same forces that created the smaller “mounds” seen at Lowland Cove?
The last two photos on this page were taken with the widest angle of which my camera is capable from directly in front of the triangular cliff face, a vantage point which reveals the considerable distance between the two mountains on opposite sides of Sailor Brook, which appear rather closer in the previous photos, especially photo #2. Both photos make much clearer the pronounced bend in the surface of the cliff face itself, whose deepest part now appears as the apex of a triangle with arms extending to the north and west. One more illustration among the many in this essay of the difference a change in vantage point makes.
While photo #5 includes another look at “Sailor Brook Mountain North”, photo #6 captures a rather “peakier” profile of its neighbour to the south, showing more of the western face and less of the face above the Sailor Brook valley. In this view, the cliffs near the top stand out from the surrounding forest, as does a ridge extending from below the summit towards the shore.