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Aug 30, 2017 - Rocky Harbour
A bit of a disappointment today. I’d booked on a boat trip along Western Brook Pond which is a landlocked fiord & the boat trip is supposed to be one of the must-do things here. To get there, I had to drive about 30 minutes north of Rocky Harbour, then hike 3 km to the dock. I left in plenty of time but when I got to the parking lot, which is in the middle of nowhere, it was jam packed full, no room for a car much less a motorhome. I stopped up the road for a while, thinking that 2 tours might be overlapping, but when I got back there it...Jump to full entry
Aug 29, 2017 - Deer Lake to Rocky Harbour
I’m on the move again but didn’t go far, less than 100 km to Gros Morne National Park which is not only a national park, it’s also a World Heritage Site because of its unique geology. I’ll see more of the park tomorrow but apparently it’s special because of that collision between the 2 old continents millions of years ago. It seems that when they collided, interesting things were pushed to the surface- not all that exciting unless you’re a geologist so I’ll just enjoy the beautiful scenery.Jump to full entry
Aug 15, 2017 - Travel back down the Viking trail
I was one of the first people to leave the campground - I didn't have to worry about hooking up a car or going to the dump station. I just had to figure out where to stop and that wasn't so hard. I had figured out that my odometer was at 98% of what the mileage markers are in the trip log so I write in the new figures before I leave each campground. My gps works up here also and most of the campgrounds are listed. My first stop was past the town of Port aux Choix (Port of Choice) which was 10 miles off the beaten path. There was a big tour...Jump to full entry
Jul 14, 2017 - a Viking or a Norseman?
Up early I decide to walk to grab a coffee in town for a change, arriving home just before 8am to find my navigator dressed and ready to go. Say what!!!!! We are the first customers of the St. Anthony Visitors Centre ……very unTurner-like, and are soon on the road to visit the Vikings at L’Anse aux Meadows. The drive out takes us through some particularly pretty little harbour towns and we make a few photo stops. The visitors centre lady assured us parking was great at the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre – she clearly has never driven...Jump to full entry
Jul 12, 2017 - Anchors Aweigh, me friend!
Sleep-in day today hooray!!!! The wind had howled all night and the rain had pelted down. The day dawned under just cloudy skies and improved with each passing hour. Our plans for the day were in the fluid state – we thought we might head north to L’Anse aux Meadows but REALLY wanted to stick around to see a show we had been waitlisted for. Then at 9:15am the phone rang saying 2 seats had opened for this evenings Anchor’s Aweigh show at the pub. Perfect – the north will still be there tomorrow! So now it will be laundry and blog day,...Jump to full entry
Jul 11, 2017 - two hikes & still made the Kitchen Party!
The Tablelands is a section of the earth’s mantle which was exposed and pushed skyward back when NFLD was actually connected to Africa thousands of years ago. Very little grows on these mountains because of the acidic mineral content of the land, contrasting the tree covered mountains on the other side of the valley. There is a guided walk at 10am which means that it is ANOTHER early start to the day (oh for a day to sleep in!). The park guide was informative as she described this unique part of the world. A Park Ranger had told us about a...Jump to full entry
Jul 10, 2017 - Gros Morne has lots to offer.....and we love it all
Camera , extra clothes, gourmet bologna sandwiches all packed and we are off for a busy day of hiking and a boat tour today. The sun is shining and there is a blustery wind blowing keeping bugs at bay as we make the 5k hike into Bakers Brook Falls. The trail follows an old sled trail which was used by woodchoppers years ago. We wind through stands of trees and across wide meadows with signs describing the various plants and wildlife of this park. Apparently there are 5,000 moose in the park but none seem to be on patrol this morning and our...Jump to full entry
Jul 9, 2017 - live music by the bay
From our overnight spot by the Deer Lake library we made the short drive to Rocky Harbour in jig time! Stopping at Gros Morne visitors center we emerged with a fist full of paperwork and hiking ideas. This area has numerous trails and even a boat cruise up a fjord which is supposed to be excellent. There is also live entertainment every night at the Rocky Harbour pub and live theatre up the road in Cow head. Wow this promises to be a great stop!!! Our first stop after getting set up was in the pub in town to make some reservations for...Jump to full entry
Aug 3, 2016 - Rocky Harbour - Gros Morne
August 3-4 - Rocky Harbour We fueled up at Deer Lake Irving just before our turn off to head NW, this station is BIG, with a grocery and NLCB. We got parked at the Gros Morne RV Campground, while trying to avoid the hwy paving, which we didn't do very well. This shorter drive took us all day. There are large caravans of RV'ers here. These caravans are quite costly with most of them above $5000. By 4 pm all setup and had a beer while barbiqueing up the porkchops.. We drove a few km's to the Lobster Lighthouse and hiked all the trails, fairly...Jump to full entry
Aug 25, 2015 - life is good
Today was another unbelievable day , weather fantastic, we both have red noses!!!! Hit a lighthouse, wreck of ss ellie , boat tour that you had to hike 3 km to get to and we found another incredible sandy beach. Sitting with a view of the harbor eating an awesome supper. Another unbelievable day. Murray feels great.trouble again with pics.Jump to full entry
Aug 24, 2015 - all part of the adventure
Murray has been struggling with a bad tooth and this morning he could hardly eat and it was very painful. so luckily he got into a dentist in gander and it was infected so she pulled it. He is actually feeling better tonight. Tomorrow we're booked on a boat tour to see fjords in gros morne. Supposed to be a beautiful day again. Pics wouldn't post tonight. Should have some good ones tomorrow.Jump to full entry
Aug 11, 2015 - what a nice guy!
Today’s route retraced the drive north we did a few days ago in fog and pouring rain. But today the sun returned and the temperatures became warm enough to wear shorts. Parkas to shorts in 24 hours. The huge change caused lots of wind gusts and as we drove along the sea shore we could see white caps. We spent the morning implementing Ken’s latest brainstorm. Because we knew the route, we knew a great place to stop and photograph our fellow caravaners driving by. This meant we had to get up extra early and be set up before the wagon master...Jump to full entry