A section of track just NW of Port Aux Basques was easily the most treacherous on the island where winds in excess of 200kph commonly blow off the waters of the North Atlantic. A lone attendant who lived in this spot on a small home anchored to the rock would notify the train whether or not it was safe to depart PAB or whether to delay the train. This site was known as The Wreckhouse. Today it is merely a parking lot along the TCH which many folks overlook en route to the Nova Scotia ferry.
The table mountains are the southernmost extension of the Long Range Mountains of Newfoundland and a disconnected vestige of the Appalachian chain. The banks of snow hiding in their sheltered nooks hint to the glacial processes and weathering that gave them such a dramatic relief over the landscape below. They are a steep wall against the plateau leading to the sea beyond. The sun sets as I aim southeast toward the ferry.