ERC Scott wrote:
kjackson wrote:A friend and I are mulling a trip to Newfoundland.
That's what my brother and I are thinking as well. L'anse aux Meadow or bust!
I may be heading that way myself. I've been to Newfoundland four times (so if anyone wants any advice...) and Labrador once, but I've been wanting to go back once the Trans-Labrador is finished. It opened to the public on December 16, so now you can drive all the way across Labrador without using the ferry, which is what I've been waiting for. I've already ordered tourist info (http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/
) and, assuming I do this, the idea is to ride all the way from here to Quebec, overland to and across Labrador, then the short ferry to Newfoundland and head home from there.
For those heading to The Rock -- the local nickname for the island of Newfoundland -- might I suggest L'Anse aux Meadows (the Viking settlement); Gros Morne (beautiful national park on the way to L'Anse aux Meadows); whale watching out of Trinity Bay; the capital city of St. John's; and the southern Avalon Peninsula. The last time I was in Newfoundland was in 2003, and I had the thrill of riding a Zodiac out into the north Atlantic to see whales and icebergs up close (here's the place I used and recommend: http://www.oceancontact.com/html_index.html
) , and riding up to a herd of caribou migrating across the Avalon. Just awesome experiences.
An iceberg shot from maybe 50 meters:
Some caribou about 100 meters away:
I had only a small pocket digital camera with me on that trip; I won't make that mistake again.