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Newfoundland – Day 6: Green Point + Norris Point

Newfoundland - Gros Morne Day 6 map

October 1, 2019: 11km walked/hiked

Chilly stay last night. Older place, and the heat didn’t really get through that well. We picked up bread and peanut butter on the way back from Port au Choix, so we had that for breakfast. Food isn’t necessarily that much more expensive, but eating out constantly adds up.

Chilly start to the day too (much different than GTA weather! We saw on the news it was 30C there!), but the sun was out and once you’re hiking you warm up quickly. We drove to Green Point to do the coastal trail, and walked through a forest section, along the beach, and some boardwalk. We got to the river and then walked back after a quick snack (we’ve eaten so many granola bars this week!).

The other side of the coastal trail is the Green Point cliffs that show layers of earth that were horizontal but with the plates shifting got smooshed up more vertical (I’m so technical haha). It’s neat to see all the layers, some dating back 500 million years.

We walked along the tiny group of cottages in the area, beach combing and flipping rocks in tide pools looking for crabs. Found a few old urchin shells that were in good shape, but nothing much else!

By now it was time for lunch so we went back to town (they now know us really well since it’s more or less the only place open in town – and cheapest). I had a BLT, G got chili. We shared a slice of partridge berry pie for dessert!

After lunch we stopped off at our Airbnb for tonight. We’ve stayed in this one before and really liked it. Met the owner (he lives next door), and chatted with him.

We decided to explore Norris Point, and the sun was peeking through the clouds in the most beautiful way, so I made G pull over so I could take photos. We stopped at a cafe, and got a molasses cookie that’s the size of a hamburger bun haha. They know how to do cookies here!!

We beach combed along Bonne Bay, and then before we left, we noticed there was a weird wave in the water, it looked like just how the current might meet, but was odd enough that G got the binoculars out. As I watched the white spot, a HUGE tuna jumped right out of the water! We knew they were in the area the past few days from what the locals told us, but we didn’t expect that! Luckily my shock of seeing a dolphin-sized tuna got G’s attention enough that he saw a second one jump out of the water a few seconds later too! We watched for another 20 mins or so, then saw they’d moved back into the East Arm, so we hopped in the car and drove around to where they moved. We saw them in the distance before we left but didn’t see them again, and I wasn’t fast enough with my camera, so no photos. It was super cool though!

We came back to town for dinner (hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and carrots for me, fish chowder for G), and we’re settled in our sweatpants to watch tv!

Hard to believe tomorrow is our last day! We’ll see what else we want to see here in the morning before heading back towards the south end of the park and then Deer Lake. Our flight is very early Thursday morning.

nl gros morne green point coastal trail grey jay | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail – grey jay
nl gros morne green point coastal trail | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail
nl gros morne green point coastal trail | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail
nl gros morne green point coastal trail | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail
nl gros morne green point coastal trail | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail
nl gros morne green point coastal trail | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail
nl gros morne green point coastal trail | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail
nl gros morne green point coastal trail | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail – these were only about knee height, perfect for rabbits and small animals to hide under!
nl gros morne green point coastal trail | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point Coastal trail – a peek from ground level
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point – view from on top of the cliff
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point – all the layers
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point – such distinct layers showing
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point – there’s tons of these iconic red chairs everywhere
nl gros morne green point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point water’s edge
nl gros morne green point urchin | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point – urchin
nl gros morne green point urchin | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point – urchin
nl gros morne green point urchin | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Green Point – urchin
nl gros morne rocky harbour | kbarlowdesign.com blog
The sun peeking out from the clouds over Gros Morne Mountain
nl gros morne rocky harbour | kbarlowdesign.com blog
The sun peeking out from the clouds over Gros Morne Mountain
nl gros morne rocky harbour | kbarlowdesign.com blog
The sun peeking out from the clouds over Gros Morne Mountain
nl gros morne rocky harbour | kbarlowdesign.com blog
The sun peeking out from the clouds over Gros Morne Mountain
nl gros morne norris point molasses cookie | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Amazing molasses cookie!
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point
nl gros morne norris point eels | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point – eels
nl gros morne norris point beach combing | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point beach combing
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point – I love the colour of that seaweed!
nl gros morne norris point beach combing | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point beach combing
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point beach combing
nl gros morne norris point mushrooms | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point – mushrooms
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point beach combing
nl gros morne norris point | kbarlowdesign.com blog
Norris Point
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