We arrived in Newfoundland on July 1st and went straight to L’Anse aux Meadows where the vikings landed over 1000 years ago, well worth the visit! We took our time driving South to Gros Morne NP and then spent 2 weeks hiking throughout the park. WOW. Our favourite hikes were Gros Morne mountain, the Tablelands and Green Gardens. We then raced to St. John’s as we both needed our cameras repaired but we did stop in Big Falls, just outside Cormack, to see the salmon jumping which was really neat.
We spent three weeks exploring St. Johns and the Avalon Peninsula. In St. Johns we really enjoyed the GEO Center-the Titanic exhibit is fantastic, walking around Signal Hill and doing the self guided walking tours of the historic districts in the city.
There was a lot to see and do on the Avalon Peninsula, we went whale watching, hiked several sections of the East Coast Trail, visited the Gannett colony on Cape St.Mary’s, saw the fossils of the oldest complex life forms found anywhere on Earth at Mistaken Point , this was particularly special for us as we are big fans of David Attenborough and he visited this very spot a few years ago. We also like lighthouses and Newfoundland has plenty, we thought Cape Spear and Bonavista were especially scenic. We drove as far North and South as we could on both the East and West “arms” of the Avalon.
Please click here to view our JULY Newfoundland Flickr album.