7.19.10 Gros Morne National Park
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Beautiful day today! After a booming thunderstorm storm last, we awoke to a foggy, then gorgeous sunny day!
We drove an hour south to
Our Western Brook Pond email reservations request for 1pm had resulted in a 4pm reservation instead. However, we waited around and got on as stand-by on one of the two 1pm boats.
We saw some moose! It was a 3 km walk there and one time, Jazy who was ahead yelled, “RUN!” so I ran to her and apparently just missed sticking my hand out to pet one! She said it’s head was as big as Lia! Haha! The “scream-and-run” is NOT a suggested avoidance technique. We saw a moose on the way back too.
Anyway, the boat tour weather was perfect and we had a fabulous time. Gorgeous cliffs rising 2000 feet up in front of us, waterfalls, fun travelers on board giving good advice, and nice narration during the trip. The $120 family cost plus $20 daily park pass was pricey, but worth the great 2.5 hour tour. (Cash only at the dock).
We walked the 1.8 miles back to the parking lot and who was there? Our friends from the
It was a long day because we kept going.
Drove south to Photographer’s
Drove past the middle of the earth! That’s right, the Tablelands is the part of the
Drove to the end of the road West to
Drove a fast 12 miles back to the lovely Waters Edge CG in Shoal Brook, where a wonderful view of the sunset over the mountains is blessing us. Just $20 with tax for electric and water- a MUCH better choice! Another camping option: Since Shoal Brook is not within the National Park, one can dry camp at a large highway overlook (of the water) just west of this campground.
So we spent a full day at the National Park and enjoyed every minute of the magnificent beauty of Gros Morne. It is a true Canadian treasure And how much prettier it was this time in the sun!
We're heading toward Twillingate next! Would you believe Evelyn and Steve left
We’re so grateful that we rescheduled the ferry or we would be leaving tomorrow! Oh my, what were we thinking? This is a BIG province and we are loving our time on this gorgeous island!