We were told by at least 4 separate groups of people that we had to go on the boat tour of Western Brook Pond. Okey-dokey then. With the 11am sailing as our goal we went into Rocky Harbour for ice and then drove up the coast to the parking lot for the trail to the pond. The weather was iffy but we were ready for anything with our rain jackets and stashed umbrellas. The trail is quite long, nearly 3.5km but hard-packed gravel or boardwalk all the way. This was a pond and view of the escarpment on the way:
Whew! On our way back to camp we checked out the wreck of the SS Ethie, a local trader ship (sails and steam engine) that was lost in a gale in 1919. All the crew and passengers were saved, including a baby that was stuffed into a mail sack. The people from Sally's Cove nearby saw the ship in trouble and helped everyone to safety.
August 25 - Gros Morne NP, Berry Hill campground, day 3.
Our last day at Berry Hill and we didn't have anything planned. We took it easy for a change until after lunch when we decided a hike was in order. So we went up Berry Hill: