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Jul 24, 2012 - Rocky Harbour

We're back at the Gros Morne KOA. Coming down from St Anthony this morning, we saw a moose with her calf. Saw another moose near Eddie's Cove and managed to get a picture of that one. The winds were really strong today. It wasn't fun at times hanging onto the steering wheel. 352 kms for the day. We took Sophie out for a walk around the campground after supper. We passed a campsite that had an Airstream trailer sitting on it that looked familiar. As we got closer to our own site, who should we run across but Richard and Rosemary that we...

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2012 East Coast Trip

Jul 21, 2012 - Western Brook Pond

The Western Brook Pond is a fjord or lake located in Gros Morne National Park on the west coast. Apparently on Newfoundland, if a body of water is not a sea or ocean, it's a "pond". It is surrounded by steep rock walls 2,000 ft high having been carved from the surrounding plateau by glaciers. The 2 hour boat cruise came highly recommended was very enjoyable and relaxing. The temperature, even out on the water was comfortable.

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2012 East Coast Trip

Jul 20, 2012 - Gros Morne National Park

Mid afternoon, pulled into Rocky Harbour KOA (which is just inside Gros Morne National Park) for a couple of days. 296 kms for the day. The drive up from Grand Codroy was interesting to say the least. The road runs up into some low mountains. Its a gentle slope, but it puts you into terrain that looks like peat bogs and spruce trees. We were told that its a good idea to make sure that we are fully gassed up before leaving Deer Lake, the stations are spread pretty far apart from then on. $217.00 for 166 litres @ 1.30 litre. Not too far north...

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2012 East Coast Trip

Jul 18, 2012 - Channel-Port aux Basques to Gros Morne National Park, NL

It was dark when we arrived into aux Basques, but the fog had somewhat lifted. Erik did a good job of finding the campground back a dark and dirt road. It was only seven miles from the ferry. We did have electric and water which we didn't have last night. The generator was used some this morning for breakfast. We're driving 256 miles to end up at Gros Morne National Park today. Anyway we were back on the road before nine. It was a rainy morning, and let us say "misty" as that sounds romantic and mysterious where as fog sounds dangerous. It...

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Aug 15, 2011 - L'anse-aux-meadows and Gros Morne National Park

Today we went to L'anse-aux-meadows historical site past our campground with Gina and her family. The kids are having a great time hanging out and Jainalee is all over Ian and Gerard, who she has proclaimed to be her brothers. After our visit we made lunch and drove south to Shoal Brook where we camped on the Bonne Bay at Water's Edge RV Park. A parking lot style spot, but you just can't beat the scenery and if we had had time to stick around we likely would have seen whales from our campsite! Here is today's photo album:...

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Aug 4, 2011 - Rocky Harbor

Today was our first travel day on the island as we proceeded north to Rocky Harbor in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. It was about a four hour drive up over some pretty impressive mountains to get there but we made it just fine. Our intent is to only stay overnight and keep going North tomorrow so there isn't much activity in our itinerary. All I can say is that the scenery is gorgeous and the towns we passed by on the way up here were quaint and fun to see. No moose sightings yet but they tell us not to worry about seeing moose up...

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In Search of Vikings

Aug 24, 2010 - Gros Morne

This post is being made in part before all of the park has been explored. Yesterday, we went on the Western Brook tour, that took us through a fresh water lake, surrounded by 2000ft walls. This gave us a calm and relaxing feeling as we drifted aroudn the lake. We saw waterfalls, and animals (only birds). After the trip we headed to Jackie's restaurant for supper once there Lawrence tried some Newfoundland cuisine - fries with gravy and dressing. Today he plans to have the fries with gravy and hamburger meat. This good is extremely heavy and...

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Aug 23, 2010 - We were Screeched (In)

The wedding was quite the occasion. I am sure the St. Christophers Hotel have never seen the likes of before. The reception was rowdy and the party went to 4am. The pictures show a good view of the day. The next day started out slowly, as we helped take down the decorations prepared to head to Amanda's parents for the gift opening and day after party. The weather was cloudy with some mist so that put a damper on the event (pardon the pun). Most of the guests attend the day after festivities which meant for another large gathering. The usual...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Sunday Gros Morne NL

This was our day to take the boat ride into Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne Natonal Park. It was a good thing we’d made our reservations yesterday because they were turning people away at the dock – people who had already made the 1.8 mile walk to get to the dock!! The park provides some of the world’s best illustrations of plate tectonics, the shifting of continental plates pushing up the ocean floor. For this reason, the park was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987. Geologists have shown that 420 – 570 million years...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 14, 2010 - Saturday Gros Morne, NL

We drove to the visitor center and got details on the park. There’s not very much of the park you can see from your car. Mostly it’s for walking. But there is a boat ride through a lake in one of the fjords in the park. It’s a 3 km (1.2 mile) walk into the park to catch the boat but the pictures we saw at the visitor center made it look worthwhile. So we drove into Rocky Harbor and made reservations for tomorrow on the 1 PM ride. Since Barb is not a fast walker, we’ll leave plenty early so we don’t miss the boat. We stopped at a small...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 13, 2010 - Friday Gros Morne, NL

You’ve all heard the expression “as the crow flies”; well today we really learned the meaning of that expression. When we turned Daniel on and plugged in the location of our next camp ground, our GPS indicated that it was 75 miles away (that would be “as the crow files”). But once Daniel had “calculated” our route, the actual mileage that we would be traveling was over 125 miles. Now we know why the crow never takes the road. His estimate of the time it would take was just over 2 ½ hours. What he did not know was that we were driving an RV...

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The Trip of 2010

Oct 2, 2009 - Rock, Bog and Fog

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is very wild and remote, with wide open spaces and solitude around every turn. It is a land of bogs and ponds, rocks and very sparse vegetation that is heavily influenced by the Arctic ocean and the wind, rain, ice and fog that come with it. Landing on the south western tip of Newfoundland, we covered much of the province: we went up to the northern tip and across to the ‘Big Land’ of Labrador then across to the east of Newfoundland to Saint John’s and Cape Spear (the most easterly part of North...

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