As it turns out, the Green Frogs, who are normally abundant in the area where we were hiking, are still hibernating for the winter; they often bury themselves in unfrozen streams or moist soil during the colder months. Apparently there are normally so many frogs in the area that their sounds can be deafening, but since we’ve had a chilly spring, they haven’t come out yet. We found it interesting that Wood Frogs, who can be found on the west coast of Newfoundland, don’t need to bury themselves to hibernate in the winter; they actually freeze and thaw without doing any damage to their bodies.
After learning about wildlife during a couple of pit stops, it was full steam ahead to the trail. Once you know where to find where the trail intersects the gravel road, it’s only uphill from there. Really.
AND, since it’s iceberg season, here are a couple of photos of icebergs that we took on Sunday in Torbay and Pouch Cove while iceberg-hunting with Elizabeth’s family.