Back from Newfoundland

Hey all!  This one is kind of replacing my weekly progress post…

Last week Mrs. Oak and I hiked 40+km on trails around Gros Morne and Clarenville, in Newfoundland.  All we can say is wow.  Waking up and seeing topography and scenery like this on a daily basis was such a blessing.  We went out there every day and attacked it with reckless abandon.

We were rewarded with (apparently) the best weather Newfoundland’s had all year, and more codfish than I could possibly eat.  Here’s a few snaps:

Looking out near Hillview, towards the Atlantic.  Photo taken literally moments before a torrential rain.  Y'know what they say: If you don't like the weather in Canada, wait 10 minutes.
Looking out near Hillview, towards the Atlantic. Photo taken literally moments before a torrential rain. Y’know what they say: If you don’t like the weather in Canada, wait 10 minutes.
I caught a codfish.  This was cleaned, filleted, battered and fried for one of the best meals I've ever had.
I caught a codfish. This was cleaned, filleted, battered and fried for one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Mrs. Oak didn’t have as much luck unfortunately.
Fog rolling over the hills near Trinity, NL.  There's a lighthouse on that spit of land that's cutting into the harbour.
Fog rolling over the hills near Trinity, NL. There’s a lighthouse on that spit of land that’s cutting into the harbour.
This is the same photo, taken from the other direction.  The previous photo was taken whilst hiking the cliffs in the background, behind the lighthouse...
This is the same photo, taken from the other direction. The previous photo was taken whilst hiking the cliffs in the background, behind the lighthouse…
Looking out over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, from Gros Morne National Park.
Looking out over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, from Gros Morne National Park.
Gros Morne is the big hill on the right -- second tallest in Newfoundland standing about 800m in height.  We initially wanted to climb up it, but about 300m in elevation change killed my knees the day before so... We had to play it cautiously...
Gros Morne is the big hill on the right — second tallest in Newfoundland standing about 800m in height. We initially wanted to climb up it, but about 300m in elevation change killed my knees the day before so… We had to play it cautiously…
Baker's Brook Falls, in Gros Morne National Park.
Baker’s Brook Falls, in Gros Morne National Park.
Mrs. Oak exploring the remnants of the wreck of SS Ethie.
Mrs. Oak exploring the remnants of the wreck of SS Ethie.

Anyways, I’ve got many more pictures obviously, just wanted to share a few.

Glad to be back home, and will be posting at least weekly per usual!  Cheers all!

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3 thoughts on “Back from Newfoundland”

  1. Cool! Our coasts are both awesome 🙂 I want to take The Lady Inquisitor out east to the Bay of Fundy. It’s awesome, I went canoeing there and then walked on the ocean floor when the tide went out. She thinks that’s crazy.

    1. I’d highly recommend hiking the Flowerpots. They’re super cool, particularly at low-tide.

      Y’know, the entire time I was at the Bay of Fundy (approximately 1 week), I didn’t see high-tide ONCE. I’m thoroughly convinced high tide is a myth.

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