Posted by: sunnyharvy | September 2, 2012

One last day in Gros Morne

The beach at Shallow Bay was glorious this morning. The sea was brilliant and calm with clear blue skies above. I walked south on the sand about a mile and then came back via what used to be the path on which they carried the mail to remote outports via horse drawn sleds and carriages. Unbelievably, roads did not connect these tiny villages until the mid-60’s and even then they were just hard packed gravel. Nearly fifty years later, some are not much improved.

Above photos are from the fishing exhibit at Broom Point where three brothers fished every summer from 1941 to 1975.

As we proceeded further south in Gros Morne National Park, we hit some of the highlights we missed on our way north last week because of rain. These included the fishing exhibit at Broom Point, the lighthouse at Lobster Cove Head, and Southeast Brook Falls. We also had lunch again at the Sunset Café in Rocky Harbour.

We are at the Lomond Campground on Bonne Bay for our last night in this incredibly majestic park, which we will be sad to leave.

Gloriously sunny, very cool morning, warm afternoon. 71 miles

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  1. Perhaps a picture, with depth-revealing shadows, of the gravel roads….?


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