Terry, Doug & Roxie's Canadian Maritime Trip 2013 travel blog

Road next to shoreline

View from Norris Point Lookout

View from Norris Point Lookout

We drove 195 miles to the next campground in the Gros Morne National Park. Driving along, it was so beautiful. We drove for miles right next to the Gulf of St. Lawrence with no trees, buildings or "guardrails" obstructing our view.

It was hazy this morning so pictures of the shoreline do not do it justice. The winds were quite strong this morning and the roads were very bumpy. Reminds us of an amusement ride. In sorts, it kind of is. The cold brutal winters do a job on the macadam roads and some of the potholes sneak up on you.

We were traveling down the road a little after noon and the cross winds came up blowing from the ocean. Doug had all he could do at times, especially in the open areas, to keep the motorhome on the road. Can't imagine what this would be like in the winter driving along these roads. All the supplies for Newfoundland and Labrador have to come by tractor trailers down this road.

After we arrived at the campground, we car pooled to the Gros Morne Visitor Center. The name Gros Morne means "Big Isolated Hill". This National Park became a World Heritage site in 1987 because the rocks of the area reveal important secrets about how our Earth works, and because of it's exceptional natural beauty. We then drove to Norris Point lookout. What an amazing view. We are looking right down to where we will be taking the boat trip tomorrow.

Several of us went to dinner at the Fisherman's Landing. Then Doug and I went to a couple of their shops in the area. They call them craft shops because they all have the handmade sweaters, hats, scarfs etc., along with all the other gift and souvenir items.

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