I’ve spent the past decade traveling all over the world and I am only now experiencing the beauty of my own country. This summer’s travels took me to Newfoundland, the most easterly province. Here we learned about geology, saw marine life, did coastal walks and engaged with Canada’s friendliest people.
Throughout our travels, we loved the colourful homes especially in St John’s. I think I would like to live in a pink house!
We enjoyed the stunning scenery of the province especially in Gros Morne National Park. It included stunning lakes, mountains, waterfalls and fjords.
Gros Morne National Park also included the Tablelands which is where there is exposed tectonic plate. We learned how when the world was one mega continent with Newfoundland in the centre and therefore has geology matching different parts of the world.
For all of those who enjoy hiking, each national park and coastal town had plenty of walks to go on.
The coastal towns of Trinity, Bonavista and Twillingate were picturesque as well.
Being coastal, lighthouses were abundant. Being cold, so were woollen socks and mitts. For the musical, unique instruments were to be found…I’se the b’y!
We went in late August which meant that we missed the icebergs and lobster season. We were at the very end of whale season and just barely saw a fin. But we saw lots of puffins.