Tow Hill Road
This is a continuation of a series about Tow Hill that I started a week or so ago. Tow Hill is mid-way along North Beach on the north-west shore of Haida Gwaii and one of the main tourist destinations on the islands.
Just west along the road from this photo there is a terrific bakery (New Moon of Naikoon Bakery) that also makes awesome coffee and very good tea. It is nestled in this same environment of sand dunes being taken over by spruce forests. However, I was too focused on drying out from our walk in the rain, and a cinnamon bun, and hot pot of tea to remember to take photos of the bakery.
The road is very well maintained, at least in the summer months. It terminates just beyond Tow Hill and connects directly to Masset. Much of the road is paved, but this part within the Naikoon Park is what I remember from my earlier visits over the past few decades – a dirt road in the trees. I encourage you to click on the image for a much larger version including clicking within the larger version – there is a great deal of detail in this photograph. I am a bit disappointed in how WP crunched the tones in this picture as it is more contrasty than the file I uploaded; when enlarged this problem mostly goes away.
Canon 5Dii with soaking wet Nikkor-N (pre-AI) 24mm/2.8m lens, ISO320, 1/80th, not sure of aperture – stitched together from two images, tone-mapped.