Falling In Love With A Coffee Drink, & Other Adventures In Newfoundland

Tablelands

Tablelands

Day 81          August 29, 2014

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada

We got an early start this morning, and drove over to the tiny community of Trout River.

A great view, somewhere in Gros Morne National Park

A great view to start out the day!

On the road, in Gros Morne NP

On the way to Trout River

Trout River

Beach time @ Trout River

It was dang cold this morning, so you can imagine our delight when we saw wool socks for sale at one of the little houses on the main street. Mark picked out a nice pair of brown and white striped socks. I would have bought a pair too, but they all looked too huge.

Mark scores some hand made sox here. Trout River

Mark scores some hand made socks. Trout River

Trout River

On the main street in Trout River

Lots of colorful stuff in Trout River

Lots of colorful stuff in Trout River

Nice looking pile o' wood. Trout River

Nice looking pile o’ wood. Trout River

At 10:00 am, we joined the park ranger’s interpretive talk at the Tablelands.

Gathering for the 10:00 am ranger talk at the Tablelands

The park ranger, trying to educate us all.

The Tablelands were pretty spectacular looking on their own, and with a bit of education about what we were actually looking at, we had an even greater appreciation for how special this place was. You can google it to learn more, but basically, this area is one of only a couple places on earth where the earth’s crust and mantle rock are exposed. This is orgasmic stuff for geologist types, of which I’m not, but, just sayin.’

Hiking + Tablelands...that way.....

Hiking + Tablelands…that way…..

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Pointing out something tiny at Tablelands

Pointing out something tiny at Tablelands

Tablelands

Tablelands

Tablelands

Tablelands

Tablelands

Tablelands

Following our Tablelands visit, we returned to Woody Point to have lunch and have a better look around. This time I scored, and found a hand made knit wool hat in one of the little shops. Now Mark’s feet would be warm, and my head would be warm, and I guess we could swap socks and hat once in a while, if necessary.

Lunch at Merchant Warehouse Retro Cafe & Wine Bar, Woody Point

Lunch at Merchant Warehouse Retro Cafe & Wine Bar, Woody Point

After lunch, we walked across the street to a little coffee shop to take on some “liquid energy.” I tried the “Black Forrest Coffee” concoction, which was out of this world, and I don’t even like coffee very much!! Secret recipe…coffee, chocolate syrup, and cherry juice. Yum!! Must remember to try this at home.

The coffee did us good, and kept us revved up for the rest of the afternoon of exploration. We took a short hike to Southeast Brook Falls, followed by a drive to Rocky Harbor, and a hike around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse.

Back on the road

Back on the road

Back on the road

Back on the road

Hiking to Southeast Brook Falls

Hiking to Southeast Brook Falls

Hiking to Southeast Brook Falls

Hiking to Southeast Brook Falls

Hiking to Southeast Brook Falls

Hiking to Southeast Brook Falls

Hiking to Southeast Brook Falls

Hiking to Southeast Brook Falls

@ Lobster Cove

@ Lobster Cove

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Hiking around Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

There was a nice campground nearby at Green Point, Green Point Campground (duh!), with ocean views and a nice vibe, so we docked for the evening and relaxed. We took in the sunset, admired yet another wild looking expedition vehicle, cooked dinner, and played music around the campfire with one of our neighbors. When it was too cold to play anymore, we called it a night, and retired to the cozy Space Shuttle.

Another crazy looking expedition vehicle!

Another crazy looking expedition vehicle!

Sunset @ Green Point Campground

Sunset @ Green Point Campground