There are many hiking and walking trails that one can explore along the Labrador Coastal Drive in Southern Labrador but the Boney Shore Trail is particularly interesting. Along the beach, in the harbour across the water from the small town of Red Bay, you will find many pieces of whale bones.These bones are from whale carcasses that were tossed away back in the sixteenth century from the Basque whalers of France and Spain that were hunting for Bowhead and Right Whales. Over the years, the bones were washed ashore and have remained on the beach near Red Bay ever since.To get to the Boney Shore Trail to see the whale bones, you must start at the end of the road to Tracey in Southern Labrador until you make it to the Boney Shore. The trail to Boney Shore is about an one hour round trip and that is not including the time that you spend examining all the whale bones while trying to figure out which part of the whale they are from.The trail is very easy which makes it enjoyable for people of all ages including the littlest ones. Once you arrive at Boney Shore in Southern Labrador, you will not just find the whale bones intriguing but the scenery is outstanding. As you overlook the beautiful harbour, you have a great view of the town of Red Bay and Saddle Island.Whale Bones strewn on the beach along the Boney Shore Trail, across the harbour from the town of Red Bay, Highway 510, Labrador Coastal Drive, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Strait of Belle Isle, Southern Labrador, Labrador, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 38mm.
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