Living Rocks Found Here on OUR ROCK!

June 27, 2010

As I continued my rural vacation driving Route 430 overlooking the marvellous Strait of Belle Isle, I make a stopover at the Town of Flower’s Cove. 

Marjorie Bridge and walking trail lead to micro-organisms that resemble the earliest forms of life on earth. Thrombolites or “Living Rocks” were the only known form of life from 3.5 Billion to 650 Million years ago.


 These magnificant bun shaped rock structures are simply amazing. One can take the time out to have a lovely picnic. The walk is just a quite 20 minutes and certainly worth the visit. If you are a resident and haven’t taken the time to check out this worldly wonder in our backyard, please do so. Thrombolites are very rare, one other place they are found is Western Australia. The Town of Flower’s Cove has developed panels and other walking trails to inform locals and those visiting the vast ecological, botanical and geological findings stemming from the Limestone Barrens.

Experience Everything Rural –


About Live Rural NL

I am a youth living in rural Newfoundland & Labrador that will share stories of culture, tradition, heritage, business, travel, geography and other posts relating to any rural. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Coop) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador. I currently live and work on the Great Northern Peninsula, where I was born and raised. However, I have lived and worked internationally and travelled to more than 70 countries around the globe. On October 11, 2011 I was elected the youngest Member to Represent the people of the Straits -White Bay North in the Provincial Legislature of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Posted on July 7, 2010, in Nature and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I enjoyed reading about the ” LIVE RURAL NL BLOG ”
    It was once my home and it will always be home .
    Please keep me posted about our RURAL . I love to read more about OUR HOME ” NORTHERN NEWFOUNDLAND ”
    You have my email address. Hope to hear from u again .
    Have a good summer & Take care

    • Dear Alma,

      I am happy to hear you are enjoying the positings on my Live Rural NL blog. It brings a smile when you say that rural NL will always be home. My blog is updated daily, sometimes I make a couple of posts if time permits. It will continue to write about the region and other parts of the island and Labrador. If you have any other comments or suggestions, I encourage you to leave them.

      Have a great summer,

      CCM –

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