Gros Morne

August 20 to September 5, 2005

Photos

Stairway, trail to Stanleyville A logging community, population 400 at its height, it was shut down and resettled in the 60s.

Stairway, trail to Stanleyville: Stanleyville trail. A logging community, population 400 at its height, it was shut down and resettled in the 60s.

Trail to Stanleyville. The whole peninsula was clear cut, first for ships’ masts, then for trench supports.

Trail to Stanleyville: Stanleyville trail. The whole peninsula was clear cut, first for ships’ masts, then for trench supports.

Trail to Stanleyville. Different lense. Glad I brought it.

Trail to Stanleyville: Different lense. Glad I brought it.

Stanleyville: The site of the former lumber town. A beautiful setting.

Stanleyville: The site of the former lumber town. A beautiful setting.

The mighty hunter victorious: Irene stands over the relocated luggage.

The mighty hunter victorious: Irene stands victorious over the relocated luggage.

Lomond River, Gros Morne National Park

Lomond River: Lomond River, Gros Morne National Park

Lomond Campground, Killdevil Mountain

Lomond Campground, Killdevil Mountain: Lomond campground with Killdevil Mountain in the background.

Trail through the tuckamore: Tuckamore forest, "The Lookout" hiking trail, Gros Morne National Park

Trail through the tuckamore: Tuckamore forest, "The Lookout" hiking trail, Gros Morne National Park

Tablelands from across the way: En route to "The Lookout," a view of the Tablelands

Tablelands from across the way: En route to "The Lookout," a view of the Tablelands.

To the lookout: the Lookout trail, Bonne Bay in the background.

To the lookout: The Lookout trail, Bonne Bay in the background.

Moose:  Apparently there are about 120,000 moose on the island of Newfoundland, and 500,000 people.

Moose: Apparently there are about 120,000 moose on the island of Newfoundland, and 500,000 people.

Tablelands: Peridotite, the rust/mustard coloured rock, is hard to grow on.

Tablelands: Tablelands. Peridotite, the rust/mustard coloured rock, is hard to grow on.

Tablelands flowers: hard, but not impossible

Tablelands flowers: Tablelands - hard, but not impossible

Tablelands detail. Some plants do grow.

Tablelands detail: Tablelands. Some plants do grow.

Plucky spruce,  Green Gardens

Plucky spruce: Green Gardens

A long way down, Green Gardens.

A long way down: Green Gardens.

Green Gardens: at sea level, more or less.

Green Gardens: at sea level, more or less.

Beach, Green Gardens

Beach: Green Gardens

Stacks: Sea stack, Green Gardens

Stacks: Sea stack, Green Gardens

Rock as ice cream: hey ought to make ice cream look like this. Detail, Green Gardens

Rock as ice cream: They ought to make ice cream look like this. Detail, Green Gardens

Seaweed and spider: Detail, Green Gardens

Seaweed and spider: Detail, Green Gardens

Hills and cliffs: Green Gardens

Hills and cliffs: Green Gardens

Thistle Gardens: I think this is where they get the inspiration for the name. Green thistle gardens.

Thistle Gardens: I think this is where they get the inspiration for the name. Green thistle gardens.

Almost a way down: Green Gardens

Almost a way down: Green Gardens

Stack: Green Gardens

Stack: Sea stack, Green Gardens

Stairs: Heading towards Wallace Brook, along the coast.

Stairs: Heading towards Wallace Brook, along the coast.

The view: A contemplative moment at Green Gardens

The view: A contemplative moment at Green Gardens

Terrain: Bogs and ponds, typical hilltop view, Green Gardens

Terrain: Bogs and ponds, typical hilltop view, Green Gardens

An art to this: Car camping, Trout River. Our most favourite saying on this trip: "Do you have the key?"

An art to this: Car camping, Trout River. Our most favourite saying on this trip: "Do you have the key?"

What is this? Wilderness bidet. Kidding. It’s a dishwater disposal.

What is this: Wilderness bidet. Kidding. It’s a dishwater disposal.

Old growth: Spruce tree, Trout River Pond. It’s probably a couple hundred years old.

Old growth: Spruce tree, Trout River Pond. It’s probably a couple hundred years old.

Tiptoe through the peridotite: Tiptoe through the peridotite:</strong> Trout River Pond trail. The barren side.

Tiptoe through the peridotite: Trout River Pond trail. The barren side.

Trail end: Trout River Pond. Note the contrast between the west and east shores.

Trail end: Trout River Pond. Note the contrast between the west and east shores.

Fluffballs: Sheep grazing just outside of Trout River

Fluffballs: Sheep grazing just outside of Trout River

Pretty setting: Trout River, NL.

Pretty setting: Trout River, NL.

Oooh ah:  Sunset, Trout River Pond.

Oooh ah: Sunset, Trout River Pond.

Some pond:  Trout River Pond. Pond. These Newfoundlanders - what kidders.

Some pond: Trout River Pond. Pond. These Newfoundlanders - what kidders.

It has its own clouds.  Trout River Pond. 15km long, several km wide. Some pond.

It has its own clouds: Trout River Pond. 15km long, several km wide. Some pond.

Further up the coast: Green Point beach

Further up the coast: Green Point beach

Population 12. The community of Green Point. This is a permanent settlement.

Population 12: The community of Green Point. This is a permanent settlement.

Green Point: Tuckamore forest. If Salvador Dali were to do bonsai...

Green Point: Tuckamore forest. If Salvador Dali were to do bonsai...

Detail: Wild peas on the beach, Green Point.

Detail: Wild peas on the beach, Green Point.

Detail: Jetsam, Green Point

Detail: Jetsam, Green Point

Detail: ...Or is it flotsam? Green Point

Detail: Or is it flotsam? Green Point

cmkl: Irene braved the controls of my camera.

cmkl: Irene braved the controls of my camera.

What am I doing

What am I doing: Re-assembling the stove. "Maybe I should have waited until we don’t need it anymore?"

Pretty

Pretty: Sunset, Green Point.

Darling? Where are the... I think the car keys are a nice touch. Oh - that’s where they are.

Darling? Where are the...: I think the car keys are a nice touch. Oh - that’s where they are.

Climb into the clouds: The scree gully at Gros Morne Mountain. More up than along.

Climb into the clouds: The scree gully at Gros Morne Mountain. More up than along.

It’s bigger than it looks.  Gros Morne Mountain, from the "decision point" at its base.

It’s bigger than it looks: Gros Morne Mountain, from the "decision point" at its base.

Spooky fog:  The summit, Gros Morne Mountain.

Spooky fog: The summit, Gros Morne Mountain.

Hah. See? I made it.

Hah: See? I made it.

Gros Morne summit

Gros Morne summit

Fog clearing, marker cairn, Gros Morne Mountain.

Fog clearing: Marker cairn, Gros Morne Mountain.

Note the furry claws:  Ptarmigan, on Gros Morne Mountain. I didn’t see caribou, arctic hare or any of the special critters, though.

Note the furry claws: Ptarmigan, on Gros Morne Mountain. I didn’t see caribou, arctic hare or any of the special critters, though.

Suddenly sun: I think this is Twelve Mile Creek.

Suddenly sun: I think this is Twelve Mile Creek.

A river once: The view from the top of Gros Morne Mountain.

A river once: The view from the top of Gros Morne Mountain.

Resting spot: Heading down Ferry Gulch. The backcountry campsite is at the far end of this lake.

Resting spot: Heading down Ferry Gulch. The backcountry campsite is at the far end of this lake.

Detail > Looking up while heading down Gros Morne Mountain<

Detail: Looking up while heading down Gros Morne Mountain

Eek: Base of the scree gully. Dire warnings abound.

Eek: Base of the scree gully. Dire warnings abound.

Scree gully in sunshine: See if you can spot the hikers.

Scree gully in sunshine: See if you can spot the hikers.

Broom Point: The Mudge family boat house, Broom Point.

Broom Point: The Mudge family boat house, Broom Point.

What’s in a name?  Western Brook Pond. There’s that word again.

What’s in a name: Western Brook Pond. There’s that word again.

Windy: The wind literally whipping the water into the air, Western Brook Pond

Windy: The wind literally whipping the water into the air, Western Brook Pond

Water falling,  Denim Falls, Western Brook Pond.

Water falling: Denim Falls, Western Brook Pond.

Big: I hope the tour boat gives you a sense of the scale. The CN tower is about 550m tall. The tallest cliff here is 715m.

Big: I hope the tour boat gives you a sense of the scale. The CN tower is about 550m tall. The tallest cliff here is 715m.

Awesome: Western Brook Pond.

Awesome: Western Brook Pond.

What do you see in the cliff faces: Western Brook Pond. Windy. Very windy.

What do you see in the cliff faces: Western Brook Pond. Windy. Very windy.

Spray: The tour boat, Western Brook Pond.

Spray: The tour boat, Western Brook Pond.

Bog: One thing that keeps Western Brook Pond so pristine is the 4km hike you have to do to get to the boat tour dock.

Bog: One thing that keeps Western Brook Pond so pristine is the 4km hike you have to do to get to the boat tour dock.

River: Baker’s Brook Falls. "But we have these at home..."

River: Baker’s Brook Falls. "But we have these at home..."

Occurence:  The Arches, near Portland Creek. Waves do freaky things.

Occurence: The Arches, near Portland Creek. Waves do freaky things.

In the arch:  The Arches.

In the arch: The Arches.

Detail: Seaweed, Portland Creek

Detail: Seaweed, Portland Creek

Idyllic: The beach, Portland Creek with the fabulous Entente Cordiale in the background

Idyllic: The beach, Portland Creek with the fabulous Entente Cordiale in the background

Abandoned: This B&B, by comparison, was less than spectacular. Abandonded boathouse, Eddies Cove, NF.

Abandoned: This B&B, by comparison, was less than spectacular. Abandonded boathouse, Eddies Cove, NF.

Road trip:  Newfoundland is many places, including vast expanses of flat nothing, on the way to St. Anthony.

Road trip: Newfoundland is many places, including vast expanses of flat nothing, on the way to St. Anthony.

Grassy bumps:  The ruins at L’anse aux Meadows. The tour guide made them come alive.

Grassy bumps: The ruins at L’anse aux Meadows. The tour guide made them come alive.

Recreation: The reproduction of the Norse villiage at L’anse aux Meadows.

Recreation: The reproduction of the Norse villiage at L’anse aux Meadows.

Beautiful indeed: Bjarni the Beautiful, the lead interpreter at L’anse aux Meadows.

Beautiful indeed: Bjarni the Beautiful, the lead interpreter at L’anse aux Meadows.

Detail:  Some flower, Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Detail: Some flower, Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Detail: Burnt Cape

Detail: Burnt Cape

Stunted: A tamarack tree. Really.

Stunted: A tamarack tree. Really.

Tour:  "One thing about this job, it’s always a bad hair day." Pointing out some of the 500 species on Burnt Cape.

Tour: "One thing about this job, it’s always a bad hair day." Pointing out some of the 500 species on Burnt Cape.

Landscape: Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve. You might be tempted to think it was a joke the Newfies played on the dumb tourists.

Landscape: Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve. You might be tempted to think it was a joke the Newfies played on the dumb tourists.

Wow: Sea Cave, Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Wow: Sea Cave, Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Wildlife: Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Wildlife: Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

A tree by any other name: Fall colours. Some sort of willow tree, Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

A tree by any other name: Fall colours. Some sort of willow tree, Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Landscape: Wild Bight, Cape Norman, the most northerly part of Newfoundland

Landscape: Wild Bight, Cape Norman, the most northerly part of Newfoundland

Cemetery:  I’m guessing the Campbell family used to run the lighthouse.

Cemetery: I’m guessing the Campbell family used to run the lighthouse.

Orange and grey: Cape Norman, bird guano-fuelled lichen

Orange and grey: Cape Norman, bird guano-fuelled lichen

Fearsome:  Light house at Cape Norman

Fearsome: Light house at Cape Norman

Harsh: Cape Norman. The boat tour guy said it looked like a moonscape.

Harsh: Cape Norman. The boat tour guy said it looked like a moonscape.

Boiling sea:  Lobster Cove Head, looking out across Bonne Bay

Boiling sea: Lobster Cove Head, looking out across Bonne Bay

Evening calm: Gros Morne Mountain, from Woody Point.

Evening calm: Gros Morne Mountain, from Woody Point.

Seen twice: Green Gardens, complete with sheep.

Seen twice: Green Gardens, complete with sheep.

Self portrait: Holding on for dear life atop the Lookout

Self portrait: Holding on for dear life atop the Lookout

Dramatic: Gros Morne Mountain

Dramatic: Gros Morne Mountain

Boiling clouds:  Tablelands and friends, Gros Morne National Park

Boiling clouds: Tablelands and friends, Gros Morne National Park

Sunspeckled: Big, lonely mountain. Gros Morne. 816m above sea level

Sunspeckled: Big, lonely mountain. Gros Morne. 816m above sea level