Rocky Harbour is a cute town inside Gros Morne National Park. We stayed here for a few days for some exploring and relaxing.
We found just that.
Just beautiful! Around every turn is another awe inspiring vista. Soooo many trees! This is why it’s so easy to breathe up here. Look at all the oxygen they produce.
Gros Morne National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Geologists have been able to show that 420 to 570 million years ago, the rocks in Gros Morne were part of an ancient ocean. I’ll have more info on the park itself in a later entry. For now, I’m going to concentrate on our stay here.
Rocky Harbour is out on a peninsula, like most of the fishing villages. At the end of the street we found Bonne Bay. It’s low tide but it was beautiful. A nice view of the mountains.
We visited the Lobster Cove Lighthouse that has lit the path for vessels entering Bonne Bay since 1897.
There was a walking path by the lighthouse that we checked out.
David had a good time playing around with the GoPro camera. He was setting it on timer and tossing it up into the air. You never know what you are going to get.
This Was David Tossing The GoPro Camera Into The Air
I think this shot is pretty interesting. Kinda artistic.
While out geocaching we came across this waterfall. We were on a nice walking path along a stream behind our campground and all of a sudden, there it was.
With a lot of searching around, we finally came across this cache in the rocks! That was a good hide.
We’ve been in Newfoundland for a month now and we have yet to see a real live moose. I was getting pretty sad because of this so David tried to cheer me up. I have to admit, he did make me laugh. We’re thinking that moose don’t really exist. They have all these signs warning you of them, but alas, we have not seen any. We’re thinking they are like big foot sightings. People say they have seen big foot, but can you believe them? Does big foot actually exist because people have said they have seen him? Well, think about it. People say they have seen moose…. but where are they? Do they exist? Or is this just another tall tale? We’ll never know. Unless of course we see an actual, real live moose. Only time will tell.
Another good thing about the GoPro camera. David hooked it up to the tow bar and shot video to see what the rock guard did while we traveled down the road. He did this because he had a suspicion that the rock guard was too low. Well, the video shows that the rock guard on the rv was in fact riding way to low. So every bump in the road would toss up rocks onto our tow vehicle.
So he took the rock guard off the rv, cut it down a little bit and re-mounted it. It should ride nice now without kicking up stones on our car. Our friend Curtis helped too. I think it’s a guy thing. Any time a guy gets a power tool out, more guys show up. It’s just a natural attraction, power tools and men.
I don’t get it.
Friday night we went to a local show at the pub.
Anchors Aweigh is a local band that plays every Friday night at the local pub. What an excellent show! We had a wonderful time. So much so that we didn’t get home til close to midnight. The show was supposed to end at 11pm but the guys were having such a good time, they kept playing.
What a great time we had in Rocky Harbour. We did a couple other tours while we were here that I’ll talk about in my next entry. But for now, I’ll say good night.