It was mid-August and the weather on this Rock had finally warmed up a bit. As a result, both flora and fauna were well represented...
|Pretty flowers near the bog|
|The mighty bull moose|
|The innocent calves|
|The elusive loon|
|The snaggle-toothed llama|
Part of the trip was taking in four plays over five nights. The highlight for me was 'God of Carnage' at the Stephenville Theatre Festival. It was done in a small square room with only 25 seats for the audience in each of the corners. We also saw an interesting play called 'Stones in His Pocket' at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival in Cow Head. The story is about two men working as extras in a Hollywood production being shot in a small, Irish village. The fascinating, and at times hilarious, thing about this is that all of the parts are played by only two men with a minimum of props about them. Well worth going to if it's playing near you.
|A view from the hotel room in Cow Head|
While in Gros Morne National Park, we took the boat tour in Western Brook Pond. This should be a stop for all who visit the park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a scenic 45 minute hike through woods and a bog to the marina and a two hour boat trip down the pond (that is about 16km long). The water is over 500 ft deep in places and the rock walls on either side tower above at about 2000 ft. The weather thankfully cooperated and we had a wonderful time (though they really pack folks (capacity of 165) into the two boats. Note that this glacially created fjord is now fresh water and closed off from the ocean and the first tour boat had to be brought in overland through the woods.
Below are a few photos from the boat tour. I'll let the scenery speak for itself...
|The walk through the bog (no rubber boots required)|
|Exciting stuff, though the guy in the middle need a nap.|
|Small water falls|
|Pissing Mare Falls (seriously) is about 1140 ft.|
|Are we there yet? I REALLY need to go...|