Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Pumpkin, You're Not In Nova Scotia Anymore!

That's for sure! LOL! In case you've been wondering where this Blogger has been, I'll let you in on a little secret ;o) DH and I had been in Newfoundland! Yes, you heard me right.

On July 29, we boarded the 10:25pm ferry and rode over through the night. We rented a four person berth so that we and our friends (T, K and their DS) could have someplace to lay our heads for the long journey. It was a good thing too because it was nuts! There were people laying everywhere but we were hunkered down in our dorm-like room with our own television and bathroom :o)

At 6am we arrived on the western side of The Rock only to find a mile long lineup at Tim Horton's and nowhere else to get a decent breakfast. Luckily it didn't take long for the fog to dissipate and the sun to shine but not a moose in sight along the highway. We were expecting one at every town with a Welcome sign but I guess that's not part of their contract. LOL!

Late afternoon, we arrived at our campground at Gros Morne National Park. Yes, this was a camping trip ;o) There were lovely wooded sites and we quickly laid claim to ours. It takes awhile to put up a tent, screen tent and bed but we've got things down pretty good now -

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There wasn't much doubt as to who left piles of poop around our campsite but still, not one moose came out to claim their droppings.

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We took Sunday off to relax and orient ourselves but on Monday we were ready to see the sights. After a 3 Km walk, we boarded a two hour boat tour of Western Brook Pond. All I can say is that it's SPECTACULAR! I've been through The Rockies but these mountains are just majestic. This is just a little taste of what we saw -

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Newfoundland has such a rugged beauty to it and it's a photographer's paradise. Unfortunately I didn't take my good camera with me (too heavy to lug around) but I was quite happy with some of the pictures that came out of DH's work camera. He only has a 3x Zoom Nikon Coolpix and here is a sample of some of the pictures I took -

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Stay tuned for more of our Newfoundland adventure :o)


26 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos.

Annie said...

Oooh.. you've been on an adventure! I always think of Tim Horton donuts when I think of Canada! I know that's the least of the interesting things on this post of course. Looks like you saw some lovely country!

Irene said...

Sounds like a great time. I don't think it matters what camera you use, your pictures are always wonderful.

Teresa said...

The picture are just wonderful. Looks like a good time was had.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Tatkis said...

Great trip, and gorgeous photos!
I love freshair travels - with campings and views :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Cole said...

My dream trip locations ~ Newfoundland and PEI... Thanks for sharing your pics :)

Catherine said...

Wow! What a fantastic trip!!!

Kerry said...

WOW is all I can say. DH and I really want to visit NFLD. We have made it to P.E.I. Hopefully we can get there sometime soon. I look forward to more photos and stories of your trip.

Mary Ann said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful getaway, and the pictures are amazing! Such beautiful scenery!!

diamondc said...

Oh my gosh such a beautiful part of the world.
Happy camping to you all.
Catherine
diamondc

Rachael xxx said...

Ah I wondered why you were quiet!!

Chris said...

I want to take that trip so bad!!! Rich and I have wanted to take the ferry to Newfoundland from Nova Scotia. Your pics are gorgeous!

mdgtjulie said...

Gorgeous photos, Pumpkin. Love them. Glad you had a good time, but sorry you didn't see any moose. (What's the plural of moose? Moose? Mooses???)

paula said...

Tim Horton's . . . . makes me hungry for breakfast!

dixiesamplar said...

Very impressive Cathey! What a wonderfully relaxing vacation with your friends...

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

P.S. Love your progress with Christmas Rules!!!

WendyCarole said...

beautiful scenery

mumzy said...

I am so happy that you enjoyed your Nfld. trip. When we were there years ago, we too, found it to be a rugged beautiful place. You took amazing pictures. Great adventure!
{{{Love and Hugs}}}
Mom

country stitcher said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Love all your pictures.
Denise

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful trip! The scenery is absolutely breathtaking!

Julie said...

Stunning scenery, a magnificent trip

Ranae said...

How fun!!!
Beautiful landscape

Carol said...

My mom has been pestering me to visit Newfoundland for years--ever since their visit 20 years ago!! After seeing your lovely photos, it has moved up even higher on my list.

So glad you had such a wonderful getaway, Cathey :)

Brigitte said...

Absolutely wonderful pictures. What a scenery!

♥ Nia said...

I love your pictures!!! :D
Beautiful view =) I wish I was more of a camper kind of girl :p I do love the nature.. I like to spend the day outside but at night I want a safe "4-walls-bed" ;) heheheh
Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!!! :D

Kathy A. said...

What wonderful photos from the first part of your trip. My DH and I did a 24 day trip of Newfoundland a few years back and have always referred to it as a hidden treasure. We did the Western Brook Pond tour too. Wasn't it fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Look forward to more photos.

Alberta said...

Beautiful photos of NFLD! I have yet to have the pleasure first hand, in the meantime I'm enjoying is thru your pics!