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Jul 18, 2018 - Sights Around Cow Head

We ventured into the one and only grocery store in Cow Head. We were stunned by the prices. We really don't know how people afford to eat. $8 - 4L milk; $4 - dozen eggs; $6 - package of celery; $7 - pineapple That's only a few. Living on an island is NOT cheap.

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Jul 18, 2018 - Our Final Day in Gros Morne

During low tide this morning we buried some of Zac’s (our dog) ashes in the sand at the shoreline across from our camper. Canada has their own Arches National Park along the shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence. It doesn’t quite compare to the Arches National Park of the U.S. in Utah but it was lovely. That finishes our sightseeing of Newfoundland. BTW we’ve learned “land” in the name is pronounced with a short “a”. We’ve also learned that Newfoundland and Labrador are one province and most of the time spoken as “Newfoundland Labrador. “ Their...

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Jul 17, 2018 - Gros Morne National Park

Today was day filled with assorted sites south of Cow Head within Gros Morne National Park. We wanted to be at Green Point during low tide to explore the rocks at this world geological benchmark. If you have an interest in geology, Green Point marks the supposed boundary between the Cambrian and Ordovician periods. After a short easy path and navigating the rocks, we had a spectacular view below the cliffs. The rocks were indeed captivating. A stop at Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse gave us our first warning of bears. The light keeper’s home...

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Jul 16, 2018 - Western Brook Pond

The day started with dense fog that quickly burned off as the day passed. It would seem that the premier thing to do in Gros Morne National Park is the Western Brook Pond boat tour. We had reservations for the 1:30 tour. On our way south we stopped at Brooms Point for a guided tour at a fishing exhibit. This was a family business that operated for nearly 30 years before closing around 1975. The three Mudge brothers, their wives, and two children operated the lobster, salmon, and cod business. The eight of them lived in a small four room...

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Jul 15, 2018 - Sunday at Cow Head, Newfoundland

"Cow Head is the northern-most community in Gros Morne National Park. Cow Head has a peninsula joined to the mainland by a narrow gravel isthmus. The peninsula is known as 'The Head', it's also known as Summerside. The town is called Winterside. Residents would live on The Head during the summer. When fishing season ended in October, they would move to the more protected Winterside. The government re-settled Summerside to the existing town site. The Head today has a fishing wharf, several cemeteries, a couple of summer homes and a beautiful...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Driving to Cow Head, Newfoundland

Today was a long and arduous drive. We departed Codroy at 9 AM expecting the road conditions to be difficult. Two different men had warned us that the highway was broken and riddled with potholes. One man told us he had things to become unhinged in his unit and was surprised his towed vehicle still had wheels! Today was also the longest drive we’ve had in a long time. Let’s separate truth from “fiction”. Trans Canada Highway 2 (TCH 2) was definitely not the smoothest road. It did have numerous rough spots. We found that most of those were...

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Jul 4, 2015 - In and around Cow Head

We are really enjoying our stay in Cow Head. We have spent most of the past week in Cow Head just enjoying the nearby attractions. We are even entertained by the ever-changing view through the Phaeton windshield as the weather constantly changes and the tide come in and out. I did a long run on Wednesday while Sue and Annie went up the hill to meet Bill, Shawn, and Portus. Sue, Shawn, Portus and Annie went on a short hike up to “The Hill” and then down the lighthouse trail. I explored all of the paved and dirt road in the area. It was...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Western Brook Pond

Western Brook Pond is a fjord-like area of Gros Morne Park that can only be visited via a boat tour that departs a dock that is only accessible by a 1.6 mile walk across three bogs. We took the tour in 2006 and really enjoyed it. We booked a reservation for yesterday at 12:30. We woke up to a sunny morning but a fierce wind. We drove south along the water with white caps all the way. We arrived at the Western Brook parking lot at 11:45 and walked the path to the dock. As we walked a boardwalk along a small pond the waves from the pond were...

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Jun 27, 2015 - Cow Head Point

Cow Head was supposedly given its name my Jacque Cartier (only in French). I suppose that the shape of the peninsula/island is kind of like the skull of a cow. In any case, Annie and I set off to explore the trails on Cow Head. It is only a half mile across a causeway from the Phaeton to the sign with a large map of the trails. We followed the Cow Head Point Trail signs and were led past a nineteenth century graveyard and several small cottages. There were also a couple of fishing boats at a dock. The signs led us up the remains of a road...

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Jun 24, 2015 - Cow Head

We got off to an early start this morning because we wanted to make a Weighwatchers stop along the way. We hooked up and headed for the Trans Canada Highway and pointed the Phaeton to the east toward Corner Brook. It was a scenic drive with lots of up and down and curves along the way. We left the highway for a short side trip descending sharply into the middle of Corner Brook. There was surprisingly little room for the Phaeton but I was able to park along the curb long enough for Sue to go inside and take care of her monthly Weighwatchers...

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Aug 19, 2011 - Western Brook Fjord, Cow Head, Newfoundland, Canada

Today we took a boat trip on the Western Brook Fjord. we had to hike about 3 km (1.9 miles) to the boat. We learned that some 9000 years ago this land locked lake was a Fjord and now it really isn't one anymore since it is no longer open to the ocean. None the less, the very high cliffs, waterfall and deep clear water speaks volumes about the historical nature of this area. We saw many spectacular sights, the tin man and the scarecrow, we saw a rock structure that looked like a man reclining, spectacular waterfalls that seem to be only...

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Aug 18, 2011 - Cow Head, Newfoundland, Canada

We left St. Anthony after having our RV parked at Triple Falls RV Park since Wednesday August 10th. We will be at Sea Breeze RV for two days, we will take a boat trip into the Western Brook Fiord on Friday. We saw more gardens along the side of the road, as we said previously, people have just claimed this land and grow all sorts of vegetables each summer.

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