Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Newfoundland Trip Part II

Since we were staying in Gros Morne Park, DH and I figured we might as well make the most of the wilderness experience :o) We made it a goal to do as many as the trails in the top part of the park that we could before we left.

Within walking distance from our campsite, there was a trail called Berry Hill Pond that was a 2 Km loop around well...a pond! LOL! It was a lovely trail with beautiful scenery and I got some great shots here -

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Hey, what's this?

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Another indicator of moose being in the area but no body to claim the footprint. I was getting a bit suspicious at this point... Maybe there was someone going around dropping moose poop and planting footprints in the mud. Hmmmm...

Berry Hill was a good work up to the Western Brook Pond trail that we did later on because that one was 6 Km round trip. You can read more about that adventure here.

Later in the week, DH and I took off on our own and drove to the very top of the park. Here we walked, or rather power walked the first part of the Old Mail Road trail which was 2 Km round trip. I say power walked because it begins in the woods and the mosquitoes were so bad that they were biting through my capris! I even had bites on my bum! LOL! Thankfully it was only 1 Km and then you got down to the beach :o)

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Now DH and I could slowly stroll back to the car along the lovely sandy beach and waters of Shallow Bay.

On our way back we did Steve's Trail and this had to be one of my favorites :o)

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It was only a 1 Km return trail but the beach area you ended up at was stunning.

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You can see some of the great pictures I took of this place in my first post of our trip.

The biggest expedition was Gros Morne Mountain itself but I was the only one smart enough (besides the five year old) not to attempt it ;o) More on that in another post.


12 comments:

Catherine said...

What beautiful views! I love the trail in the woods!!

mdgtjulie said...

Great photos, Pumpkin. I love the views you had. The pond looks so peaceful... You must have had a wonderful time walking the trails.

Deborah said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you and DH had a wonderful time.

Melanie said...

Lovely lovely photos!!!
The forest trail one looks mystical and the bottom one I could stare at for just about forever. (But I'd much rather fall into it for real, if only I knew magic or something.)

And This Little Pig said...

You too look like you had a great trip, your photos are superb.
LiBBiE in Oz

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful photos! I especially liked the photo of the trail through the woods!!

Tatkis said...

Fantastic views - so fresh and green and beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Hugs,
Tatyana

TammyK said...

Awesome pics and sounds like you had a lovely time. I just love the one of the path with the trees on both sides. Looks surreal :)

Carol said...

Gorgeous photos, Cathey--I especially like the one of the path winding through the trees!

Lany said...

Hola preciosa,

Que hermoso lugar, me ha encantado....gracias por compartir estos momentos.....

Besos,
Lany

Kathy A. said...

Amazing photos!!!

♥ Nia said...

I love that trail photo! Looks so magical =) Love it!! :D
Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing :)
Have an amazing week!!
Hugs&smiles to you :)