I grew up in a small community on the west coast of Newfoundland, I live in a small area called McKay’s which is apart of the Heatherton- Highlands (AKA the Three Rivers) area. In our little corner of Newfoundland we were blessed with some amazing scenery, including my favorite; Robinson’s Head.
Standing on top of Robinson’s Head over looking the Bay of St.George there is a feeling you get, a feeling of freedom and peace. Never in my life time have I’ve not been up there and not get that feeling. It’s one of those places that as soon as you look out over the ocean and into the sky you can feel and visibly see yourself relax.
Besides the amazing feeling I think the next best thing is the cows! That’s right cows. If you ever visit Robinson’s Head you just might find yourself face to face with a cow, and who knows you might just leave with a new best friend! But on a side note don’t try to pet them, there not always the friendliest. (However, if cows are something you enjoy this is a fishing/farming area and I can point you in the direction of many more mooey creatures!)
It wasn’t only until recently that I have gotten to experience the beauty of Robinson’s Head, but my fascination for it had started at a young age. I can still remember the day when I had first noticed it and had asked mom if we could go for a walk up there now keep in mind I was about 6 at the time and we were in the middle of winter, asking if we could go up there almost every time I saw it. It wasn’t until I was 13 years old and myself and my friend decided to go up there and take a look around. I can still remember getting off the ATV and having my breath taken away from such an amazing view.
The heart shape pond, a fascinating and beautiful creation by nature itself. Standing on Robinson’s Head with your back to the bay you will find yourself looking upon the heart shape pond. You will also find yourself looking upon the back of Cartyville. These sights are a true treat.
At 9:30 on a warm summers night Robinson’s Head is the place to be, with a glowing sunset that warms you up inside and the calming sound of the waves – there is nothing else that you could possibly need in that moment. I’ve always loved sunsets and getting to experience one on top of Robinson’s Head was truly amazing and I wouldn’t trade that moment for anything else in the world. It truly is a hidden treasure.
So if you ever find yourself in the Heatherton-Highlands area I highly recommend visiting this amazing spot, you won’t be disappointed. But don’t worry if you can’t get there during your first visit, our small area is loaded with beautiful places. Some of which will include- Shipcove in the Highlands where you can see naturally formed Sea Stack rock formations, bustling fishing ports at Crabbes Beach and Fischells, along with 3 salmon rivers and loads of ATV trails for the outdoor enthusiast.
From the majestic, breathtaking scenery to the smell of the wood and salt water at an evening bonfire, along with some of the greatest hospitality and friendliest people anywhere in the world…I can promise you that you will want to return to our little piece of heaven on Earth time and time again.
Come for a visit, stay for awhile…I will be happy to show you around!
So until my next blog post!
Rhianna- Miss Teenage Bay St.George 2017