Saturday, August 27, 2016

GTT Day 26

August 26 - Pistolet Bay Provincial Park, NL.
Another early morning and fast getaway. We stopped for breakfast at Arches Provincial Park:
I grabbed this shot before it rained on me! These rock formations are totally different from anything else along this coast.
We continued all the way up to the top of the western penninsula, mostly along the west coast and through little fishing villages with interesting names like Cow Head, Plum Point and Flower's Cove. We're poised to head to L'Anse-aux-Meadows tomorrow to view the site of the 1000-year-old Viking settlement. We both have always wanted to see this area ever since we were kids. The weather was foggy and spitting most of the way but of course it cleared up later in the evening. We did manage to catch a glimpse of the Labrador coast across the Strait of Belle Isle but didn't stop for photos.
There are no trails here but a small pond (aka lake) with a swimming beach. It's much too chilly for swimming though! We walked along the road and got a glimpse of the bay along with a little lily pad pond:
There were moose tracks and scat at the side of the road:
Did you know the moose were introduced into Newfoundland? Now there are over 100,000 of them! And we also saw this big bunny:
We named her Star for the blaze on her forehead. She was very brave and kept eating even as we were going in and out of the van.    

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