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Jul 15, 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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Aug 11, 2011 - Inland Fjord

Today we took a 2 mile hike over the bogs and through the woods to get to a boat cruise through an inland fjord. The fjord used to be connected to the ocean but the land rose up and cut off the the fjord so now it is the Great Western Pond. It is ten miles long and was surrounded by steep and very tall rock cliffs and it was stunningly beautiful. Very much like the fjords in Norway. It was pouring rain when we got started on the cruise but our raincoats kept us dry and cozy until the rain stopped. It all added to the adventure.

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In Search of Vikings

Aug 8, 2011 - Gros Morne National Park - Day 1

We woke up to rain, not a hard rain but rain none the less. We decided to venture forth. Our first stop was at Gros Morne National Park visitors center. The park is filled with spectacular mountains and many hiking trails. We will take a boat trip weather permitting tomorrow into a Fjord, Kay & Marlin highly recommended it. We will have to hike 3 km across a flat coastal plain bog to the boat. If it is raining, we will delay our trip until our return over the weekend. We visited Norris Point a very quaint fishing village, very beautiful. We...

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Aug 3, 2009 - Cow Head, NFLD

We took a day trip up to Cow Head to see the abandoned lighthouse and scope out our departure point for the boat trip up the Western Brook Pond. Cow Head was a wide place in the narrow road, but was nice. The lighthouse was truly abandoned, but accessible after a mile hike. The view is as you would think from a lighthouse - wonderful. Joe had to climb up to the top, well just because. We went back to town & found the Newfoundland & Labrador Theater and bought tickets for that night's performance of Leaving, a production from books by a...

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Aug 12, 2008 - Chekov comes to Cow Head

A wonderful day of amazing variety - Tuesday, August 12 We started the day in Rocky Harbour and ended it in Cow Head. The two towns are 30 miles apart. Both are within the boundaries of Gros Morne National Park, and both face the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Between them lies Western Brook Pond, and that was the site of our first adventure. Western Brook Pond is slightly larger than Trout Pond. Both are fjords that became landlocked when the sea receded centuries ago, and both have boat tours so visitors can see them up close and learn about their...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Sep 26, 2007 - Cow Head, Newfoundland

The ferry ride to Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland from North Sydney, Nova Scotia was about 6 hours. It was a large ship and was filled with many tractor-trailers, motorhomes, and cars. It was strange to be on a ship with all those large trucks. Minnie had to ride in a kennel, but she did fine. She actually did better on the ship than she does in the motorhome. We got into Port Aux Basques and had to drive 4 hours north to our cabin in Cow Head within Gros Morne National Park. Bill wasn't pleased with my plan, which was a bit much for one...

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