Everything is going great on our cross-island trip. The rental car is quite comfortable so we are getting from A to B in complete relaxation every day.

Bonavista Peninsula

On the first 4 days we saw most of the Bonavista Peninsula, of which the filmset for Random Passage was a definite highlight. Kudos to Fred for the lovely guided tour there!

Random Passage filmset tour – New Bonaventure

Random Passage filmset tour – New Bonaventure

Random Passage filmset tour – New Bonaventure

Here’s the Bonavista lighthouse:

Wavy sunset clouds at the lighthouse – Bonavista

One of the other highlights was hiking the Skerwink Trail:

Skerwink trail – Port Rexton

Skerwink trail – Port Rexton

Here’s mom on top of the Dungeons sea arches:

Dungeons Provincial Park – Bonavista

And here she is in Elliston:

Puffin colony – Elliston

Gros Morne NP

Right now we’re on our third day in Gros Morne and it’s beautiful here. Yesterday we took a 2 hour boat tour on Western Brook Pond, mom nearly froze solid. Today we saw the Tablelands on a short 4 km trail. So far, with all hikes combined, we have walked about 20 kilometres on the trails since we left. 🙂

The landscape is very diverse with some places resembling the fjords of Norway and other placing looking like the Karoo plateau in South Africa.

Western Brook Pond trail – Gros Morne NP

Western Brook Pond – Gros Morne NP

Western Brook Pond – Gros Morne NP

Western Brook Pond trail – Gros Morne NP

Baker Brook Falls Trail – Gros Morne NP

Along the highway – Gros Morne NP

Tablelands Trail – Gros Morne NP

Tablelands Trail – Gros Morne NP

Green Point – Gros Morne NP

Fossil information – Green Point, Gros Morne NP

Mom holding a little crab – Green Point, Gros Morne NP

Rocky Harbour sunset – Gros Morne NP

Like I said, it’s a beautiful area. At this time we still haven’t seen any moose though, and frankly I’m beginning to doubt if they exist at all. At this point I would be less surprised to see a unicorn stray into the headlights of our rental car. 😉

Update

As you can see I’ve added some photos to this post now that I’m back home. Another newsflash to share with you: the creature of myth does exist! We have seen 3 moose in Gros Morne the day after I first posted this!