We hiked the Tablelands in Gros Morne Nat Park on Newfoundland Island last week. Across bear round red rock what used to be the mantle of the earth, thru a forest down to the ocean. Cliffs, sea caves, Humpback & Minke whales, sea fog, moose every other hour and high winds on one occasion. The winds felt like 45+ mph.
Yesterday we hiked to the top of Gros Morne Mtn, 800 meters straight up the gully of the mountain, all rocks to the top. Spectacular views. This was a 7hr, 16km hike. That's 10 miles. My legs are still sore! Weather was perfect. Sunny, cool & clear.
Met some wonderful folks along the way so far. Lots of overcast skies, mist, often foggy near the coast, and cool temps and rain all day today. Mid-50's morning & night each day. Canada Day, 7/1, it dropped to 45F by midnight. Mid-60's throughout the day for the most part each day. Sun sets at 9:35p and is still light at 10:30p. It rises by 5:30a.
This is the coolest place to visit if you like the outdoors. But finding a good food store is limited to the lonely convenience stores with limited stock. The campgrounds are excellent with HOT showers. Old time fishing villages are seen every 20kms along the coast. It is amazing to figure how do people get by in these parts?
I miss the bike but having Jimmy drive everyday as I sit back & chill isn't so bad either. We will tour the Stephenville peninsula on NL on Weds and reach the ferry terminal on Thurs at noon before heading home by Sunday. I have nearly 300 photos. I'll let you all know if I post them somewhere when I get home.