Gros Morne Recap

Well, hello all you lovely readers out there. I’ve made it back from the wilds of Newfoundland safe and sound! The trip was beautiful and we got to do almost every hike and see every site that we wanted to in the park. Plans have already started brewing for the next trip!

Above is a little recap of some of the major sites we visited. The first couple is island on the horizon from the ferry deck as well as the drive in from the Port-Aux-Basques ferry terminal. The next few pictures of orange, rocky land are of the Tablelands – an ancient ocean bed risen up above sea level by continental drift. After that you can see the stark difference between the Tablelands and the rest of the green, tree-filled mountains in the area as we hiked up to the top of Lookout trail. After that there’s a couple shots of a waterfall. The falls look small in this photo, but it’s only the top end the falls are actually a couple hundred meters tall! The next several photos are of the hike into and boat tour through the fjords of glacially formed Western Brook Pond – one of the purest bodies of water in the world. Finally, the last two photos are of the drive home through the Table Mountains – not the same as the Tablelands – and the ferry ride home again.

I’d encourage anyone to visit this beautiful province. We only got to see a tiny section of the island and it was magical. Christian and I already have a couple more trips to see the Northern coast where the vikings settled and icebergs flow as well as the Eastern coast around St. John’s the province’s capital.

Regular posts are coming soon!

Until next time,
Alison
xx

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On the Rock

Please don’t mind the absence of posts this week. We took off to spend a week on the rock (Newfoundland) in Gros Morne National Park. We’ve been hiking, kayaking and hope to climb a mountain by the end of the week if our stamina holds up.

The park is beautiful, but the internet intermittent, so I thought I’d leave you with a scenic little photo and check back at the end of the week again!

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The Tablelands, a former ocean bed nestled among newly formed forested mountains.

Wistful Weekends – thrift find of the week.

I decided to start off my personal challenge with a bang this week. I’d spotted this gorgeous bag at a curated thrift store, Makenew earlier in the week and fell in love but didn’t have the cash on hand. Well, Friday was payday so I paid the store another visit and snapped it up immediately when I saw that it was still there.

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It’s a super simple, utilitarian design aside from the etching. The inside is one structured pocket with a belt loop style closure. I love that it’s so simple, there’s barely even any hardware aside from the buckle on the strap to make it adjustable.

I also wish I actually knew how old it was. I can tell it was well loved. The folds of the leather where it opens are rubbed a little rough, but it’s nothing some good oiling can’t fix!

What do you guys think? I think I’m in love! haha.

Ali