The photos on this page are a selection of various close-up views of small portions of “Delaneys Mountain” that bring into sharper focus features that were much less visible in the wide-angled views of the previous page.
Photo #1 is, like all of the photos on this page, a telephoto view. The cliff face seen here is south of the V between the northern peak of “Delaneys Mountain” and the long ridge to the south. There are few full-grown trees visible here; the most visible exception is the one at the far left of the photo on the descending slope; the rest of the vegetation is either low brush or stunted trees, both evergreen as best as I can tell, which has grabbed a toehold wherever it was able. The cliff face is heavily fractured, both horizontally and vertically; some caves are visible at various points, apparently formed by the loss of rocks below the overhangs which form the caves. At this height, the winds and wind-blown rains are likely as strong erosive forces as the waters that fall on the ridge itself.
Photo #2 is a photo of the moose browsing at the edge of the coastal cliffs that I was unable to see with my naked eyes when it was pointed out to me. Here, it is definitely big enough for me to see! This scene is at the far right of photo #4 on the previous page; there, the moose is just to the right of the moist (from its colours) brook bed that leads down to the beach from the coastal plain. Hector’s eyes were sharp indeed!
Photo #3 takes a close look at the cliffs and coastal plain below the northern peak of “Delaneys Mountain”, the area at the left of photo #2 on the previous page. The small cliff face in the upper left did not stand out so clearly in that photo. The coastal plain rises gradually along the top of the coastal cliffs, which can be seen here transitioning from sand/gravel banks to rocky outcroppings, mostly darkish/grey, but with an admixture of reddish-hued rocks near the centre of the photo. The great boulder at the far right appears to have tipped over: its fracture marks are more nearly horizontal than those of the rocks to its left.
Photo #4 looks up at the ridge on the northern peak of “Delaneys Mountain”. The bright white rock just left of centre in the upper third of the cliff is also visible in both photos #1 and #3 on the previous page, making it a good marker for the location shown in photo #4. Although rocks and rock faces are visible, most of the mountainside is gravel/dirt/rubble, much bare and other portions covered with vegetation—half-sized trees and the occasional deciduous tree for the most part, though a few full-grown trees are also present. At the V between the northern peak and the long southern ridge, a small portion of which is at the far right of this photo, the vegetation is grass with some interspersed brush.
Photo #5 looks at a segment of the northern portion of the long southern ridge of “Delaneys Mountain”, found at the upper left of photo #6 on the previous page. This part of the mountainside is clearly very rocky with far fewer bands of sand/gravel/rubble; it seems to be of sterner stuff than the cliffs on the ridge to the north and on the northern peak. as there are considerably fewer traces of erosion here. The cave at the upper left is directly below a run-off channel from the upper ridge, which is likely responsible for its creation. The upper ridge can be seen to be mostly grass with occasional small brush. If one were at this summit and looked east (inland), one would see that the mountain climbs considerably as it proceeds inland, hidden here.
Photo #6 looks at the area that looked like a cave in photo #4 on the previous page. Here, it can be readily seen to be a patch of vegetation between two rocky outcroppings. The narrow band of sand/gravel/rubble descending across the left of photo #6 is a good marker for this area in photo #4 on the previous page. The vegetation seen here is nearly all evergreen and much of it is stunted, though quite bushy (wider horizontally than tall), with only an occasional full-grown tree in the upper right. The miracle is that anything is growing here in what appears to be very inhospitable soil!