Gros Morne

Getting To Gros Morne

Driving most of the way across the continent wasn’t enough for us in the summer of 2012 – a combination of wedding gifts and soon-to-be-expiring Aeroplan points made us decide to spend a few days camping in Gros Morne, Newfoundland in early July.

I had only been in Newfoundland once before, when I was two years old, and I have to admit I don’t really remember it very well. We also didn’t do any camping or hiking that time – so this was all going to be new to me.

Just like in our May road trip, we were exceptionally lucky with the weather. We had been prepared for lots of rain and mist and cold, but our time there was mostly hot and sunny. I took a lot of pictures, and many of them turned out really well. Like in my other travel posts, click on any picture to see it in Flickr, where you can find more information about when and where, as well as larger versions.

Getting to Gros Morne from Halifax is a two hour flight in a Dash-8 propellor plane to Deer Lake – flying a bit lower and slower than jets makes for a much more dramatic view of the landscape below, especially when it looks like the Canadian East Coast:

Early on, I got the impression that this was trip was going to have some epic scenery. Even the small airport with its handful of small planes felt like it deserved a Sigur Ros soundtrack:

We picked up our rental car and drove towards our first night’s campground near Trout River. The trees and rocks gave way to our first view of Bonne Bay, and we immediately pulled over to get a good look at it – and I quickly realized that these are the kinds of wide panoramas that are hard to capture on camera.

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