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Jul 13, 2018 - Bakers Brooks Falls, Shed Party and Ugly Sticks

An early start and a wonderful 10K hike to “Bakers Brook Falls”. A beautiful warm sunny day in the bog and boriel forest. We stopped to walk through the “moose enclosure”, a fenced in 100meter by 100meter area to protect the natural foliage from moose grazing. Moose grazing has changed the character of the forest by eliminating many plant species. The evening was spent at “Anchor Inn Pub” eating and drinking and enjoying a terrific musical show called “Anchors Aweigh”. Lots of Newfie songs and humor from the crew who, the day before, had...

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Jul 13, 2018 - Gros Morne (second time round), Newfoundland

July 11 We are now retracing our steps on the drive south. You can’t circumnavigate the island so there are some routes we have to drive twice. We have met so many people on our travels and we all share stories of where we have been and what was special and where we are going next. One particular American couple told us we should not miss the Thromlobites at Flowers Cove as we travel south. We are also conscience that hurricane Chris is forecast to hit Newfoundland but as far as we know it will stay close to the eastern shore so we stay on...

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Jul 12, 2018 - Green Point, Lobster Cove Lighthouse, Tour Bonne Bay

We began with a morning hike along the cliffs and sea shore at “Green Point” viewing layered rocks and fossils at the geological site. It was very interesting to see the many layers of various sediment that had been laid down in the ancient ocean bottom to form various types of rock which was then uplifted and tilted up to leave the edges of the layers sticking up out of the water and earth. Since seeing this rock structure at Green Point, we have realized that almost all of Newfoundland, “The Rock”, is tilted up layered sedimentary rock...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

July 7th 8th and 9th We are three full days into our Newfoundland leg of the trip and not one moose yet! We have left the rain and fog behind and we can see the mountain tops (some covered in snow still). These mountains that run through the Northern Peninsula are part of the Appalachian chain of mountains that start in the southern United States travel across Newfoundland and are found as far away as Norway. Upon arriving in Newfoundland we met a couple who shared the highlights of the last 6 weeks touring NFLD. They were also gracious...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Travel to Gros Morne Provincal Park, Thrombolites

Another 210 miles of potholes back down Hwy 430 to “Gros Morne National Park”. Along the way we stopped to view the “Thrombolites”, earths’ most primitive life forms on the sea shore at Flowers Cove on the west coast of the Northern Peninsula. We also stopped at the “Arches Provincial Park” to view the natural huge rock archways created by eons of tidal action. We spent a few evening hours at the Gros Morne Visitors Center becoming familiar with this huge, beautiful national park

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Aug 31, 2017 - Gros Morne 2

Yesterday: A chore day! The laundry got done and it was the perfect hot day to hang the clothes to dry. We took time to do a few short walks on Loggers Road and Moose Path. We quickly realized that Moose Path was too far for sandals and the sand flies liked us way too much so back to the campsite! Today: We started our day with a trip to Rocky Harbour. A souvenir/clothing/fabric store was the first stop and we found a few bargains! Then the local Home Hardware as we needed some light bulbs. Mel conveniently forgot the bulbs so he could go...

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65 is good!

Aug 28, 2017 - Gros Morne National Park

Well the plan was Deer Lake but we decided to go further down the road (on Route 430 which is the Viking trail) and decided to stay at the KOA in Gros Morne National Park. We arrived around 5:30 PM. Setting up went really well and Mel was watching the final minutes of some golfing tournament when he lost the satellite signal. Lo and behold he set up the dish toward the back of RV but then an RV unit parked beside us and blocked the signal. So back outside he went and moved everything. Another lesson learned! It was a beautiful evening...no...

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Jul 1, 2017 - Moving West to Gros Morne

LOCATION: 6/29 Grand Falls 6/30 Gros Morne National Park 7/1Gros Morne National Park MILES DRIVEN 6/29 123 miles 6/30 181 miles WEATHER lows 50 highs 70 partly cloudy rain Fri afternoon into the evening WHERE WE STAYED 6/29 Sanders RV Park 6/30 Green Point; Gros Morne National Park STORY; 6/29 Left Dildo run Thursday first stop was at the Beothuk Indian Interpretation Centre. The Beothuk Indians were the native nation in the area, Europeans are responsible for wiping out the entire nation, there are no survivors today. Then it was...

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Aug 26, 2015 - more amazing scenery

Last few hours in gros morne park. Beautiful area for sure. Hikers paradise. We drove to the discovery center by the tablelands. Crazy change of landscape. Brown and barren looking. Then visited a fishing town of trout river. Nice little museums there. Our weather was beautiful for our visit here. Think we got lucky. Made it to gander for the night on to st . johns tomorrow and back to Ottawa on Friday. Wonderful week saw lots but missed lots too. Will look for an adventure for tomorrow. Lianne out!!!!

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Jul 19, 2015 - Gros Morne National Park

Besides the city of St. John’s, I had one more planned “destination” stop: Gros Morne National Park. It's a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) site. I always try to visit UNESCO sites whenever I can. Gros Morne is part of the Long Range Mountains, which, itself, is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. I love the Appalachians, the oldest mountain range in the world. The geology of this park is incredible. In case you want your own park like this, the recipe to build one is fairly simple. Take some...

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Jul 7, 2015 - Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

One of the areas I was looking forward to visiting the most was Gros Morne National Park. A landscape formed 1000's of years ago as a result of continents colliding, the diverse geologic features and culturally rich area rank Gros Morne as a top visitor destination, as well as one of our earths most significant natural areas.

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Jul 10, 2014 - Rocky Harbour Day 2

Another day at Rocky Harbour Last night’s musical event was fabulous. Anyone who ends up in Gros Morne National Park should not miss Anchors Aweigh in Rocky Harbour. Today we met up with Dean and Sandy, Newfoundlanders that also have a place on Windsong Way at TGO in Florida. We went out for lunch in Rocky Harbour, and then they took us for a tour of Norris Point, a quaint little fishing town that has a gorgeous bay. Daily whale watching tour boats leave from here. While we were on the dock enjoying the view, several whales appeared a short...

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