Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gros Morne National Park and Trout River

Trout River


For three days we stayed at the Crocker Cabins in Trout River where we met Suzanne and Jeff from Vancouver. The cabins were very nice with great cable TV. I love to watch TV with mom!



Trout River Pond



Trout River is located within Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. Here I am at Trout River Pond:



me at Trout River Pond



Gros Morne park is a UNESCO world heritage site. We learned that the earth’s mantle is exposed here and that makes this a very special spot. The mountains here are called the Tablelands because they are flat on top.



Gros Morne



Here I am at Woody Point on Bonne Bay.






We stopped at the Seaside Restaurant because it has one of the area's few wifi cafés! And they have good milkshakes here too. Everything here smells really good!





Tonight we had local cod sandwiches from the Tablelands Restaurant in Trout River. Daddy took lots of pictures of the cute fishing port in Trout River.





Here I am on the boardwalk by the ocean in downtown Trout River. The sunsets here are gorgeous.






I'm having the best time ever!!! But mom still hasn’t found labradorite in its natural state :) I found lots of yummy moose poop deposits though...


We heard there are good deposits of high grade labradorite over on the Labrador coast near Nain, but we can’t get there. Over there native artisans carve stone statuary from locally gathered rock materials like anorthocite that they gather near Nain too. Mom wants to fly to Nain right now... but dad says that will have to be another trip.



Tomorrow we’re heading back around Bonne Bay to resume our northward Viking Trail explorations. It should be fun!

4 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

We see lupines in your picture of Woody Point, Amy! Mom has lupines in her garden! We're sorta feeling connected to you and soooooooo wishing that we were there!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby said...

Wow, those photos look wonderful. Looks like a great holiday.

cheers,
Ruby

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Wow! It looks like you're having a great time! My aussie girl Virginia appreciates your taste for moose poop. All she gets is occasional deer poop. She likes to roll in it too so she can remember the flavor later. She says to tell you she envies you.

Inky and Molly said...

Looks like a great trip!

Come and see us on our blog sometime!!

Love, Inky and Molly

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