The night was a crazy one with lashings of rain and really gusty winds. We ended up having to shut the poptop of the van down which is not easy because we keep all our luggage up on the second level and it all had to be moved down. Somewhere. At least then it was quiet enough to sleep without the canvas going "fwomp" loudly every few seconds. The morning wasn't any better so we ended up wrestling our way across Newfoundland on the TCH buffeted by the wind and splashed in the rooster tail of every big truck that went by. Exhausting! We did manage to see 3 moose and a mink though
The rain was thankfully reduced to sprinkles but the wind didn't let up much by the time we got to Terra Nova. We missed some of the scenery (again) but got a bit of a walk in on the very nice coastal trail:
August 31 - Newman Sound campground, day 2.
The weather was much nicer today. Mostly sunshine with a sprinkle or two thrown in for good measure. Don't they say that if you don't like the weather here, wait 5 minutes? Truth. I'm still feeling coldish but not bad enough to stop us from going on a hike up Ochre Hill. The views were spectacular!
September 1 - Butter Pot Provincial Park, NL. (Edited to correct the date. Did you notice I typed "May"? What?)
We woke up to a sprinkle of rain but the weather was much like the day before - changeable. We headed toward St. John's but first we had to take a detour to Tickle Cove, the birthplace of Thom's maternal grandfather. We promised his mom that we'd go there and take photos for her. She's been to Newfoundland but it was on a tour so she wasn't able to take a side trip. It took us over 2 hours out of our way but it was fun!
We wandered among more of the lovely little coastal villages:
Tickle Cove is very small but quite beautiful. There are red rocks:
Now we're in Butter Pot, named after the shape of the hill that we haven't hiked up yet. Sadly there's no wifi here. We're quite close to the city and we'll be staying here for 3 nights total. That gives us 2 days to check out St. John's and also to get some much-needed groceries. Hope my cold gives up soon! I hate feeling tired and crappy when there's so much to explore.