Rocks of the Port au Port Peninsula

Somehow I had missed the pictures I took the day we drove around Port au Port Peninsula when we were staying at Barachois Pond Provincial Park. It was a lot of driving but we saw some really interesting rocks.

First there were the 300+ million year old tree fossils in Blanche Creek near Stephenville.


A lot of the bigger fossils were in the stream but there were smaller specimens you could hold in your hand (but not take home!)


We also saw these clearly bent rocks along the beach:

At the very northern tip of the Peninsula, out a long dirt road, we found a small fishing village that had some serious construction going on on their dock. This magnificent shoreline was worth putting up with the big gravel trucks on the road!

There was even a small arch:

We saw a lot of rocks that day, including these:



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