This close-up of the Second Pool shows some mostly submerged boulders close to the bedrock on which I was standing; the pool is much deeper further away from the shore.
This angler said he was from the Margarees; he told me he had been fishing the Chéticamp River for over twenty years. A fishing guide, he was having a “busman’s holiday”.
This sheer cliff on the north shore drops straight down into Second Pool. The trail to the Third Pool passes over the top of this cliff; unfortunately, the views there are mostly tree-shrouded, but the roar of the falls below resounds along the trail.
This sheer cliff on the south shore matches the cliff face on the opposite shore seen in the previous photo. This one isn’t quite so high and more trees have gained footholds in its nooks and crannies.