The headland is of geological significance as an internationally recognized stratigraphical bearing for the meeting of Cambrian and Precambrian strata. Once horizontal, tectonic upheaval and weathering has exposed a magnificent example of sedimentary time. The history lesson and time of man is only a slight inch on this scale of hundreds of meters of exposed rock. The age of our earth and the temporary blip of my existence is quite real in the face of such a display.
A rain storm passes and briefly a prism of rainbow appears and is gone into the darkness of coming night on the sea. I erect my hammock in the lee of a half built boat shed and read The Shipping News with the salty sea air carrying the cries of gulls overhead. This is Newfoundland.