Found the access road to the signal towers soon after entering the pass to Cape North, St Margrets and Meat Cove. A somewhat easy dirt road to drive out and up into the highlands - avoiding gullys and several washouts. The road was dry but with ample evidence of deep unavoidable puddles on the high flat sections.
After traveling what seemed a long flat stretch, we were not willing to risk the car on the access road any further. We parked near the cluster of radio and signal towers, donned our hiking boots and hiked into the trail to Money Point. This part of the hike covers about a mile and a half,over slight hills and inclines on a single lane dirt road. Some rough spots for low clearance, non-4 wheel drive vehicles. And watch out for moose!
Finally reached the ox-cart trail and began our descent to sea level. We descended until our toes were sore from hitting the ends of our boots. We sometimes stopped to look up from where we came to wonder how we'd muster the energy to climb back out. Steep like stairs.
As the sound of surf was heard we arrived at the grassy clearing and coastline known as Money Point.''OH WOW'' we said.
This slope to the sea is covered by grass, scrub brush and tough little mossy plants. The road went on to wrap around the next bluff, as did the poles running the single power line. We spotted a pair of bald eagles along with a restless family of ravens. The path led us round the bend where we glimpsed the top of the Cape North lighthouse.
Only the lighthouse and connected building remain, the other structures we expected to see are now only foundations. A helicopter pad rests atop one foundation. Rocky coast, the remains of an old steam engine lie scattered in front of the light, perhaps from one of the shipwrecks that give Money Point its name.
We ate what food we brought and explored. Kept an eye on weather, knowing we had a long way back to the car.