This is a view of the fog shrouded coast along the coastal trail of Quoddy Head State Park. A spectacular place to walk. I had the entire place to myself and I sat on a bench and soaked in the hushed atmosphere. Even the perennial screeching gulls seemed silent and the ocean was remarkably calm.
I watched this crow, that tiny spot of black at the edge of the cliff, for nearly one half hour...he never moved a feather! He seemed wrapped in his own revery as well. I wondered what impressions he had of the place. The foggy light gives a very atmospheric quality to the landscape and added to the mystical sensation I experienced there. To have this all to myself was truly a gift.
Strange lichens hung from the tree branches giving the whole landscape a rather unworldly quality. Tolkien would have felt right at home here I'm sure! Again, to walk quietly in a captivating landscape with no one to intrude upon my contemplative thoughts was something very special indeed. Visiting popular tourist places off season is something to consider and is something I often do simply for the peace and quiet. It will only enhance your experience to walk alone and unhurried with a solitary crow for company.....
Love your story about watching the crow for half-an-hour. I do the same thing. Animals/birds are so intriguing and it's not often we get to see them in their natural habitats. I love crows too, they are bully birds in back yards, but I love all animals and birds.
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