Fogo Island – Lion’s Den Trail

The next morning we woke up ( actually VERY early ) to near gale force winds – a few times I thought we may loose the pop-top.image

We hiked the Lion’s Den Trail which also starts from the town of Fogo and we were fortunate enough that some of the locals advised to do the 5 km loop travelling left at the split so that the wind was to our backs on the open areas and we would be sheltered in the trees on our return.image

This is a look back to Fogo from the Pilley’s Pond Lookout.image

We are looking west now from the Eastern Tickle area. eastern Tickle was one of four abandoned villages that inhabited this area of Fogo Island in the early 1900’s.Blueberries

The blueberries were plentiful to say the least, and huge as can be seen in the photo below. If you are hiking on Fogo make sure you bring a few extra containers for picking.image

We met another Fogo resident on the trail and he walks with his dog every day to pick blueberries – he picks a container for his freezer and an extra container for a lucky tourist. Every day he gives a container full of lovely blueberries to a unsuspecting tourist.

After the hike we decided to leave Fogo due to the high winds and the Blueberry Picker told us that Fogo was expecting to see rain for the next three days so we started on our way to Gros Morne.


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