Back in July 2010, I visited Newfoundland’s west coast with Marije and her parents, they had come over for a vacation and we ended up touring much of the island.

This 2010 trip was their very first visit to Canada and I think it’s safe to say that the boat trip on Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne NP was one of the most beautiful highlights.

Starting out from the parking lot we first walked the easy trail through the marshes and woods, before arriving at the pier:

Boardwalks through the marshes - Gros Morne NP

Boardwalks through the marshes – Gros Morne NP

The pier at Western Brook Pond - Gros Morne NP

The pier at Western Brook Pond – Gros Morne NP

On the way to the pier, we could already see the ‘gap’ in the hills that indicated the location of the pond itself.

As you can see the weather was beautiful, clear blue skies made sure we were never cold on the water and we were able to enjoy the beautiful sights as the boat made its way through the pond, which in essence is a landlocked fjord:

Into the fjord - Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne NP

Into the fjord – Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne NP

Pissing Mare Falls, above the fjord - Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne NP

Pissing Mare Falls, above the fjord – Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne NP

Turning back - Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne NP

Turning back – Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne NP

Towering cliffs - Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne NP

Towering cliffs – Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne NP

Can you imagine hiking on top of these surrounding cliffs? I certainly can, and it’s on my to-do list if we ever do move back to Newfoundland. Such a beautiful place!