I have paddled to Brock's Falls a number of times in my sea kayak but I have never been to the source of the falls before. That is, not until today when a group of us left Hibb's Place (just off Bauline Line) and headed overland to Brock's Head via fat bike!
It was a lovely morning. The thermometer in the car read -5 on the drive down. There was a bit of wind but not enough to be uncomfortable. Here's a brief account and a few images from the day!
|Forming up the group!|
|Crossing the ice!|
|Just small specks in a vast whiteness!|
|And yet another crossing.|
|Ron entering the woods.|
|The whole group minus your's truly!|
|Two small crosses at the mouth of a small river. A forlorn reminder of, presumably, a tragedy in this spot.|
We stopped at the end of one pond and left our bikes to hike the short distance to the head of Brock's Falls.
|The end of the "road" to Brock's Head.|
|An opportunity to take shot of the bike in its natural setting!|
Walking out of the woods out onto the edge of Brock's Head revealed the most interesting ice formations on the trees. I assume that they are the result of the wind pushing the water from the falls back onto the trees where it froze. This was a great spot to take some great shots!! And yep, we were pretty high above the cold ocean below!!
After a short walk back to the bikes - and, no, none of them were stolen!! We are a trusting bunch leaving what was probably the equivalent of 15,000 worth of gear alone in the open!!
|Ron and Loyal back at the bikes!|
The ride back was much quicker than the one out eventhough there was a lovely hill that we had to hike-a-bike! The reward was on the other side with a wonderful swoopy downhill!
All in all, it was a great morning on the bike with a great bunch of people. Seven of us left and seven of us returned, so all was good. I hope we get another chance at this ride before the season's out.