Amélie hikes the East Coast Trail – DAY 10


Since we had appointments in town today , we decided to try doing the Deadman’s Bay Path, which starts with a sharp climb up the South Side Hills from Fort Amherst. When we got to the trailhead, we realized that this hike would be very unpleasant given the conditions – this morning’s rain had turned the trail into a fast-flowing stream.

Fort Amherst Trailhead, St. John's, Newfoundland


From the trailhead, we decided to instead do the community link between the two trail sections: the Grand Concourse.

Is the dragon home right now?

Is the dragon home right now?

Splish Splash

Embarrassing fact: We lived less than one minutes' drive from the train museum for years and we never visited it until a few months ago!

St. John's Fishing Vessels

Lukey's Boat. It's painted green. Obviously.

Lukey’s Boat. It’s painted green. Obviously.

This was an easy walk – before she began to peter out, Amélie managed to walk all the way from Fort Amherst to The Battery – 7.2km!

After a lunch made up of nuts, watermelon, and lobster (for Mother’s Day!), Amélie announced that she didn’t want to go home yet – she wanted to hike some more.

We decided it would be best if we called it a day, but were happy to see that our little trekker could put that many miles behind her in one day, since some of the trails will require it!


  1. 0.15km (Our house to Alder Hill)
  2. 1km (Alder Hill to Bears Cove Inn)
  3. 1.65km (Bears Cove Inn to Tobin Memorial)
  4. 1.5km (Tobin Memorial to Otter Cove)
  5. 1km (Otter Cove to Upper Red Cove)
  6. 0.6km (Upper Red Cove to South Head)
  7. 4km (South Head to Bay Bulls Trailhead parking lot)
  8. 3km (Bay Bulls Trailhead to Captain Wayne’s Excursions)
  9. 5.8km (Captain Wayne’s Excursions to the Bull Head Light)
  10. TODAY: 7.2km (Fort Amherst to The Battery)
  • Amélie’s total progress: 25.9km/316km
  • Distance walked by the adults today: 10.8km
  • Total distance walked by the adults: 54.3km
  • Total time invested today: 6.5 hours (includes prep, driving/walking to hike’s starting point, total time on the trail, and the drive/walk back home).
  • Total time invested in the effort: 38 hours



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