Whew! We had an absolutely gorgeous drive today through sunswept mountains and sprawling scrub! The scenery of Gros Morne is simply spectacular!
Oh and we saw our first iceberg in St. Anthony today! We’ve already hit the “Newfie Trifecta” on our first full day on the island!! (Moose, Icebergs, Whales…oh my!)
After we left Port aux Basques, the vistas immediately became distinctly different from anywhere else. Here we visit Rocky Harbour, a little gem within Gros Morne park:
Only Newfoundland, with its rich geographic history and glacier specific artistry could produce this much beauty in a single province. Travelling through the Provincial park this afternoon, we stopped at a couple of scenic lookouts:
Scenic Lookout near the Park’s Entrance
Western Brook Pond
After Gros Morne, we visited another Provincial Park: The Arches – wonderful rock formations, battered by time and tide and another living testament of the rugged beauty of nature. (And people were ‘gettin’ frisky’!)
Peter and Sandy
The Rodgers Clan!
Jim and Janet
David and Gloria
Fast Friends on Tour!
Bob and Sue!
We arrived to Hotel North around 6pm where our hotel staff met us with our keys already in their hands, the luggage handlers walking out to greet us and our amazing host, Rick Reid (something about the name, eh??) greeting us at the front desk. After dinner at Jungle Jim’s (again, staff, food, promptness, etc. are all first class!) we were ready to sleep in their newly renovated rooms. My comment to Larry was, “Why can’t more hotels be as prepared and welcoming as Hotel North?!” Kudos to the staff and management!
p.s., Critter Count: FIVE Moose today! Five Atlantic White-sided Dolphins! A pod of Humpbacks from the ferry! Gannets, Shearwaters, Terns and more!