Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada

Jul 28, 2011 - Gros Morne National Park

Two days ago, we left Stephenville for a trip to Gros Morne National Park, about 120 miles north. (See Map.) In addition to our crew of 7, Hazel invited her cousin Edna and Edna's 8 year old niece Hannah, making this a full load trip. The scenery was beautiful, and we drove past Rocky Harbour up to Shallow Bay near Cow Head, planning to camp there for the first night. But, when I pulled into the camp's dump station, what happened next was right out of Robin Williams' movie "RV". Jeff wanted to learn how to dump the black and grey water...

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Jul 20, 2011 - Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

Our stay in Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland was highlighted by a boat ride on Western Brook Pond, In Gros Morne National Park. The boat took us though a gorgeous fjord to view beautiful water falls, and majestic high cliffs and rock formations. The bad part of the tour was that it required a 1.8 mile hike to the boat dock, and of course back again. The two boats that work this pond were brought to the pond in interesting ways. One was brought in on a sled in the winter, overland. The other came in in 4 pieces via of helicopter. By Newfoundland...

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Jul 17, 2011 - Rocky Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada

Rocky Harbor is inside the Gros Morne National Park. The first day we drove around town to see the sights and ended up buying some fresh Cod, fresh Salmon, and some breaded clam strips for dinner. The next day we took a harbor cruise to see the National Park from the water. We saw eagles and whales. The cruise started in cold cloudy weather and end in warm sunny weather. That evening we had a cookout of hot dogs and sloppy joes. I spent the afternoon fixing the line on one of my reals. We heard reports they were catching salmon at the...

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Jun 21, 2011 - Rocky Harbour , Nfld, Canada

On June 20 we drove from St. Anthony to Rocky Harbour. They were experiencing winds that were brutal. Along the way 3 outside bins opened on coaches, one set of steps came out and two people had problems with their awnings. We had the most serious problem when our whole awning that covers the living room slide out was completely removed by the wind. There is no where to pull off of the road here so we had to drive a little way and then go back. We did locate it but it was down a ridge and in an unsafe place to stop. So we are now without...

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Sep 14, 2010 - Norris Point

The good weather just keeps on following us around. Another beautiful morning. Did some grocery shopping and then headed to Norris Point to check out the Memorial University Marine Interpretation Centre. Unfortunately it was only open Wednesday-Friday. Fortunately there were two fishing boats unloading fish so we stayed to watch and it was fascinating. The fish was vacuumed out of the hold of the ship on to a conveyor belt which dumped the fish into a large bin. It was then loaded into smaller bins and the bins were put on a tractor trailer...

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Sep 13, 2010 - Western Brook Pond

A beautiful blue sky morning. Exactly what we wanted for our boat tour. I went to pick up our tickets in town and also had a propane tank filled. The guy who filled the propane and I talked about the weather (what else) and he said that the moose hunters liked this weather (frost). I asked why and he said that when it gets frosty the moose start to move and are easier to find. Great! Now we have a better chance of seeing some or hitting one. A 25 minute drive to the boat tour parking lot and then a 45 minute (3 km) hike to the boat. Hike...

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Sep 12, 2010 - Gros Morne-Rocky Harbour

Cloudy when we woke up this morning but the rain had stopped. Did not un-hook last night and didn't need to pump out so we were out by 9:15. Made great time and were in to Rocky Harbour (Gros Morne) by noon. The drive along the TCH was easy but once we turned off towards the coast it became winding and hilly. Only a couple of long uphill pulls and a couple down which are actually harder on the truck (brakes and transmission). Once you are to Rocky Harbour things level out because you are right along the coastal plain and the mountains are a...

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Sep 6, 2010 - Rocky Harbour (Gros Morne), Newfoundland

Sunday September 5th – Rocky Harbour (Gros Morne), Newfoundland The big rain storm started very late last night with heavy gusts of wind. From 11pm till 3am it rained hard & blew in all directions. The rigs swayed in the winds! Woke everyone up…. Except Allan! This morning it was clear but major winds! We drove 220 miles, most of it thru the winds. Today’s drive was partially a retracing of the drive north from several days ago. We followed the west coast of Newfoundland south but today the waters were very rough with high seas. Normally...

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Sep 2, 2010 - Rocky Harbour, NL - Gros Morne RV/Campground

Tuesday was a long day. We awoke and ate a continental breakfast at the B&B in Labrador - four different kinds of local, home made jams, home made bread and muffins, orange juice, coffee, and tea - which was very tasty and filling. We then drove the 30 minutes back to the ferry terminal, purchased our tickets, waited an hour and a half to board, made the hour and a half trip back to St. Barbe, got back to the Mothership, hooked up Libby and proceeded to Rocky Harbour. The drive to Rocky Harbour was 139 miles with the first half in the rain...

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Aug 23, 2010 - Rocky Harbour, NL - Gros Morne RV/Campground

It was an overcast, drizzly 175 miles from Grand Falls-Windsor to Rocky Harbour. We also had to pass through several construction zones, one where they had just sprayed fresh tar down. You know what that did to the Mothership and Libby. I'll probably never get it all off. We did manage to see two moose in one spot along the way before we got to the Deer Lake turnoff of the TCH - no pictures as it was unexpected and happened much too fast. The Mothership doesn't stop on a dime! As we turned off the TCH and started up 430, which is called the...

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Aug 8, 2010 - West coast of Newfoundland

We have stopped here for a few days in order to explore Gros Morne National Park. This has got to be one of the most beautiful parks anywhere in the world. It has mountains, pine trees and ocean. What more could you want. I believe Gros Morne means "big hill standing alone". We also took an evening boat cruise which was having a "kitchen party" on board which is a gathering of musicians for a party. The music was great, the scenery incredible and the sunset a bonus.

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Aug 1, 2010 - Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

Drove the RV to Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland taking the same route we traveled earlier in the trip. Rocky Harbour is in the middle of Gros Morne National Park, a gorgeous area. On our way we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Gulf of St Lawrence. We even stopped at a picnic area overlooking the water for lunch. After arriving at the park we drove to Norris Point, another small town in the area on the water. Cute town, but our plan to reserve a place on a boat tour of Western Brook Pond tomorrow didn’t happen because for some reason the...

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