Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada

Aug 5, 2006 - Newfoundland West

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 We did the wash and then headed to Sydney to send our journal entry and check emails at the Tourist Information Booth and saw the large Cape Breton fiddle. After a Mclobster at McDonalds (okay but not much lobster) we hooked and headed to the ferry landing with Venie arguing that it was way too early. We were to sail at 4:00PM and we arrived at 1:30 and the lot was almost full and they started to load at 2:30....so much for thinking we were way too early. The crossing was smooth and we were entertained in the bar...

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Aug 1, 2006 - Day 30 Rocky Harbor-Gros Morne Nat'l Park

Day 30 - Gros Morne Nat'l. Park, Rocky Harbour, NL Today we are traveling through beautiful mountains; it seems we are traveling across the tops of the mountains, hilly and winding roads. The road cuts across from east to west, very few towns. Some of the mountains are 1800 feet plus and just plain beautiful. Gros Morne National Park is supposed to be one of the most scenic areas and we arrived here about noon and are back to the coast line, this time on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. We took a 2 hour boat trip out to Western Brook Pond which...

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Jul 21, 2006 - Labrador to Shallow Cove

After a lovely breakfast at the B & B, we toured the Port Amour Lighthouse, the tallest on the Labrador coast and the second tallest in Newfoundland. We climbed the steps up to the top about 150 feet. No need for stairmaster today. We also stopped to see the oldest known burial site in North America, a 7000 year old burial of a young child. It has been excavated and the artifacts somewhere else now, but it is an interesting bit of history. Caught the ferry at 1:00 back to Newfoundland and drove to Shallow Bay Campground in the north end of...

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Jul 10, 2006 - Corner Brook to Rocky Harbour, NL

Drove to Gros Morne National Park and stayed in the Gros Morne RV Campground, a private park in Rocky Harbour. We had a nice private campsite. We went to a show in the Ocean View Hotel by a local band, Anchors Aweigh, and were entertained with a 2 1/2 hour show of Newfoundland and Labrador songs and humor. The band was very good, the music was very toe-tapping and you could hear the Irish roots in a lot of it. The band expended a tremendous amount of energy and we haven't laughed so much since the Fly-By Night show in Anchorage, Alaska. We...

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Jul 7, 2006 - Gros Morne National Park - Newfoundland

We drove the See Ya aboard the MV Caribou (photo) at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday morning for the six-hour trip from North Sydney to Port a Basque (photo). We then drove a short distance to an overnight stop in Doyles. On Monday we drove through the sometimes-heavy fog and light rain to Rocky Harbour in Gros Morne Park. The campground is plain but pleasant and has wifi! I have had a couple of scenic runs this week. Main Street of Rocky Harbour heads out of town to the north to a place called Lobster Cove Head. There is a lighthouse (photo) there and...

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Jul 5, 2006 - Gros Morne - Come on Henry

We had spent 10 wonderful days within the park and were sad to leave. To put the icing on our stay in the park we were really lucky to see a mummy moose with here calf just by the side of the road. We sat and watched for a while- a great ending to our stay.

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Jul 4, 2006 - Gros Morne- Trout River Pond

Today we headed back to the other side of the park to explore the area past Tablelands. Our first stop was the Trout River Pond. Tout River Pond is a 15km long former fjord, lying in a glaciated valley between the golden Tablelands and the massive cliffs of the Gregory Plateau. The pond provides a different perspective to the Tablelands. We enjoyed a walk along the edge of the pond and Chloe and Jenny enjoyed a play in the water. We then made our way back to the Green Gardens Trail.We only did the first part of this trail as we were a...

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Jul 2, 2006 - Gros Morne - Western Brook Pond

Today we headed out to Western Brook Pond. From the carpark by the road the trail crosses coastal bogs to get to Western Brook Pond which has massive billion-year old cliffs. This is the parks largest lake and very similar to a Norwegian fjord. There are boat trips on the lake but we preferred to keep our feet firmly on solid ground and we were also at the wrong time of day. Walking on the trail we had seen a moose crossing the bog.

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Jul 1, 2006 - Gros Morne- Coastal (Green Point) Trail.

Today we decided we neede a good walk so decided to take the Coastal (Green Point) trail This trail follows the old winter mail road along the coast and winds through salt marshes and tuckamore trees blown bent by the coastal winds. It was a lovely walk with great views once again.

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Jun 29, 2006 - Gros Morne - Tablelands

today we had an early start and headed out to the other arm of the part to take a guide walk at the Tablelands. The geology of this area shows a time when the continents of Africa and North America collided pushing these rocks, originally beneath the ocean, to their present position on land. One side of the valley is sheer rock and the other side is green showing the difference between the continents. On the guided walk we learnt about plate collisions, ice age features and plant life in the seemingly barren landscape. An interesting walk.

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Jun 28, 2006 - Gros Morne - Lobster Cove and Broom Point

Today we headed north from Rocky Harbour to Lobster Cove and Broom Point. The rocky beach at Lobster Cove and Lighthouse showed how rugged and wild the coastline could be. The Lobster Cove lighthouse has marked the marine approach to Rocky Harbour and the entrance of Bonne Bay since 1897. The light is still run by the Canadian Coast Guard. The old keeper’s house exhibits tells how people lived along the coast and harvested the sea for more than 4,000 years. Moving further along the coast we found S.S Ethie and learnt the history of boat....

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Jun 22, 2006 - Gros Morne national park, NFLD

June 22 - Gros Morne National Park, NFLD We had a nice drive from Codroy to Gros Morne. The weather looked promising when we awoke, we got a little rain on the journey, but it was warm and sunny when we arrived. We stopped at Corner Brook for groceries, looked like a really nice town at the mouth of the Humber River (known for it's salmon fishing) and at the start of a large Bay that leads to the ocean from town. Next stop was Deer Lake at the information center and we used the public wifi internet next door at a government office. These...

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