Portland Creek is one of the first places I stopped on the Northern Peninsula last June. Before I drove the rest of the way north, toward St. Anthony. The island changes drastically as you travel up the Northern Pen. The closer you get to Labrador, the more the island begins to resemble Jurassic Park. There are more open expanses of bare rock and the trees reserve their numbers to dense stands rather than thick, never-ending spruce forests.
This change in ecosystems is called an ecotone. Traits from conjoining ecosystems mix and provide a bit of both worlds to a transition space. Ecotones are one of the best places to see birds.
Arches Provincial Park provided me with a great place to stretch my legs. I examined the arches, wishing that the tide would go far out so that I could walk underneath. I braved the primitive loo, a four-walled space that leaked light and water and bugs.
I took my camera out and captured these friends before I left.