d’iberville trail, trinity south

IMG_8514

Last weekend we did a hike we have been trying to do for ages.  We had a stellar day and it was the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.

IMG_8516

The hike leaves from Custards Head in Hants Harbour (down by the lighthouse) and goes along the shoreline to New Chelsea, the next community down the shore (or up the shore, depending on your perspective).

IMG_8520

Most of the hike is through the woods with groomed trails and lovely staircases.

PicCollage

Early on in the hike, there is an off shoot of the trail to a lookout with an incredible view. Warm gentle wind and the heat of the sun felt glorious, especially after all the cold weather we have been having!

IMG_8539

Around the half way point on the trail, you can look back and see Hants Harbour.

IMG_8562

We took our time and had a picnic lunch on the way so it took us over an hour to get to New Chelsea, but if you were straight hiking it would likely take around 45 minutes. The end of the path comes out in front of the church. So pretty!  We walked back along the highway which was not scenic at all, but we had fun anyway.  Apparently this is only part of the D’Iberville Trail – we definitely need to experience more sections of it soon.  This combines my favourite things about Newfoundland – the ocean, hiking & spending time with my family.

IMG_8583