Hard frost and sunshine – a day of pleasure!
You are still drowsy at your leisure –
It’s time, my beauty, ope your eyes!
Let you get free of blissful dreaming,
To meet the North Aurora, deeming
The Star of North, let you arise!
Last eve the blizzard howled angry,
The ghostly sky struck all and sundry,
The vapid moon was scarcely seen
Among dark drear clouds drifting;
Your mood was cheerlessly shifting –
Look now – what a change has been!
Under a bright blue vault of heaven
Like a beautiful carpet, soft and even,
The snow glitters in sunlight;
Transparent woods are soly dark,
The firs through hoarfrost nicely sparkle
And under ice brooks’ torrents slide.
With amber light the entire room
Is being lit up. What a boon
Is a merry crackle of the stove’s flame.
How swell to ponder near a fire!
But listen, wouldn’t we desire
To ride in our open sleigh?
While sliding over morning snow
Be drawn into a run in tow
Of an impatient mare, trotting hard?
And visit fields that now are empty,
And woods – a recent horn of plenty,
The bank too dear to my heart.
A. Pushkin (translated by V. Chistjakov)
The North Head Trail is Signal Hill’s most popular and most difficult hiking trail. This 1.7 km trail takes approximately 90 mins and descends almost 500 feet. Hikers connect with the trail from Signal Hill’s top parking lot. From there they descend down boardwalk stairs, follow a footpath to North Head at the entrance to the St. John’s Harbour, & hike along the narrows to Lower Battery Road.
Perhaps the easiest hiking trail around St. John’s we found was the Manuels River Trail. It is beautiful and picturesque way along the river. Mostly it is covered by the trees and people can feel comfortable in the shade.
The last visit of Newfoundland was about walking around the St. John’s area to see the beauty of this place. There are a lot of trails around with the different level of difficulties. Some of them is just like city pedestrian way, but most are rough and unfriendly, where you have to be careful. La Manche Village Path is one of numerous beautiful but rough.
Then the path coming to the bridge. From the bridge there is a beautiful view of the ocean.
Finally the trail is coming to the coast of ocean – Doctors Cove. This is nice flat stone place where the ocean waves crashing on the wall and retreat.