Gros Morne National Park

We had the opportunity to spend four nights at Gros Morne National Park on the western coast of Newfoundland. It is definitely in my top ten National Parks! It has great geology, terrific hikes and the ocean. I loved it and hope we get to stop over for at least another night as we make it back to the ferry terminal and back to Nova Scotia.
The first day in the Park we headed out to take a guided hike at Tablelands. We got a nice lesson on the geology of the area – the rocks on Tablelands are peridotite. It is very rare to find peridotite on the surface since it is from the earth’s mantle.
Originally, we were only going to take the guided hike but later decided to keep going to the top. There was a fantastic view!

 

The next day we went back to the far end of the Park to hike out to the shore and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. There was a very cool sea cave that you could access at low tide.

I loved searching the tide pools for something other than snails and mussels.

There was also a sea stack. We had never found the sea stack we went looking for after landing at Port aux Basques so this made up for that!

We spent last night camping on the beach at Port au Choix. We drove up the coast today and have made it to Quirpon, near the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Tomorrow we will learn about the first Viking Settlement in North America.

I still have pictures from Gros Morne (the Moutain) that I will try and get posted before we leave here since we finally have some decent internet at the camper!

 

 

P.S. Thank you all for your kind words about my pictures. I really just take a lot and then pick the few that are good enough to share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Gros Morne National Park

  1. Once again we had to cut our camp host position short. We lost a dearly loved brother-in-law on the 16th. I am enjoying your posts so much this summer. Keeps my mind in a happier place. Love your pics too! Great job Reen!

    • I was sorry to hear about that, Linda. We have been enjoying the trip but we have started talking about where we might like to camphost next year.

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