Photo #1, a moderately wide-angled view, is the best photo I have that shows the major features of the coast north of Delaneys Point, the rocky point at the far right of the photo; alas, it is not a very good photo, with its high chiaroscuro caused by the reöpening skies. (As an aside, this is also the first photo to show the area at Polletts Cove, which is below the green grassy slope in the far distance above the tip of Delaneys Point.) At the far left of the photo is “Delaneys Mountain”, which was described on the two preceding pages. The upper ridge of the southern end of “Delaneys Mountain” (out of scope in photo #1) turns inland at the point where a long slope descends from the ridge, as readily seen at the far right of this photo. That slope is very hard to make out in photo #1 because of the lighting, but also because other slopes and mountains in the distance camouflage its line; however, that slope, which I shall name the “Delaneys Point Ridge”, does descend all the way to the coast at Delaneys Point. The area between “Delaneys Mountain”, “Delaneys Point Ridge”, and Delaneys Point is the subject of this page.
Photo #2 is a telephoto view that offers a much sharper image of “Delaneys Point Ridge”, which here is clearly distinguished from the slopes and mountains beyond it to the south. On the north (near) side of that ridge, a heavily forested valley with primarily deciduous trees, protected both by the ridge and by the hill at the right above the valley, blankets the terrain, changing into evergreens only as it approaches the coast. Although the topographical map shows no brook, the lines of Google Earth’s rendering imply that an at least intermittent brook flows down from the ridge and through the valley to the beach at the centre of the photo. The carvings in the cliff face at the beach mark it as the place where the moose was browsing earlier (it is no longer present in either photo #1 or photo #2, taken later) and you will recall that the detail photo of that area showed soil which was recently moist.
Photo #3, a wide-angled view from earlier in the morning, sheds some welcome light on the beach below and the adjacent coast, although the line of “Delaneys Point Ridge” is again very hard to discern. The moose is still present in this photo, just to the right of the darker coloured channel leading down the cliff at the centre of the photo. Most of the exposed rocks in the cliffs are greyish, but there are traces of scattered reddish rocks. There is also a noticeable change from the quasi-vertical rocks at the left and centre, to the recumbent rocks at the right of the photo.
Photo #4, a telephoto view of the right portion of photo #3, brings out the reds at the base of the cliff and the intermixing in the rocks at the right; it also makes the contrasts in the tilt of the cliffs very hard to overlook. The moose, who was still browsing in this photo, is here hidden by the cliff left of centre.
Photo #5, a wide-angled view, shows the coast to the right of the beach as it proceeds south towards Delaneys Point; it also offers a good view of “Delaneys Mountain”. The cliffs and the trees above them hide the valley seen in the previous photos on this page from view. Severe erosion is again visible in this part of the coastal cliffs.
Photo #6, which barely overlaps with photo #5, shows the continuation of the coast as it proceeds south towards Delaneys Point. It also gives a fairly good view of “Delaneys Point Ridge” as it descends from “Delaneys Mountain” above; the brownish coloured slopes above the ridge at the upper left are well beyond the ridge in the distance. The ridge levels out into the hill I’ve dubbed “Delaneys Hill” and then continues its descent once more out to Delaneys Point, which is at the far right of the photo and outside its scope. Much of the western side of “Delaneys Hill” is pasture land; the forest, for whatever reason, has not been able to colonize much of Delaneys Point. The coastal cliffs here, again primarily grey but with reddish intrusions, are an amazing study in strange forms and the forces of erosion.