Monday, July 6, 2009

Newfoundland's Southwest Shore

younger female moose crossing Trans Canada Highway

This morning we got on the Trans Canada Highway and headed northward up the southwest shore of Newfoundland. We saw this young female moose crossing the highway and the photograph was taken through the front window of our van.

Now we know why Newfoundland is called ‘the rock’. Rock outcroppings are everywhere. The entire island appears to be one large rock formation.

Mom is looking for labradorite stones and other mineral specimens that she can make into her handmade jewelry so she makes dad stop the car quite a bit but I don’t mind because I love to get out of the car!

Newfoundland flora and fauna

There are alpine flowers, wild grasses and lichen for ground cover. Wild strawberries are everywhere too. There are blueberry bushes along the highways and we’re hoping to learn about the partridge berries and cloudberries (bakeapple) that we were told grow here.

Newfoundland's wild strawberries, lichen, tundra like nordic ground cover
Here I am at the Cornerbrook, Nfld tourist information center.

Amy at the Cornerbrook Tourism Centre

And mom took this picture at the Captain Cook historical site overlooking Cornerbrook, Nfld.

Cornerbrook Nfld harbour from Captain Cook lookout
Now we’re headed up the Viking Trail!

1 comment:

Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like you might have had lots of blueberry and strawberry snackies while your mom seached for stones and minerals, Amy!
Newfoundland is just beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch