Wednesday, August 15, 2012

East Coast Tour - Day 12

Hello from Rocky Harbour!

When I realized we had an extra night before our first Newfoundland concert, I decided to take a detour and show Gerald one of the island's (and arguably the country's) most beautiful areas - Gros Morne National Park.

Now, in an ideal world, we'd have a few days to drift around the area, soaking in the incredible beauty, the lingering walking trails, and the host of live music and theatre festivals, but even one night was worth the drive.

We arrived late afternoon (admittedly, we were slow getting on the road after yesterday's epic travel day) and settled into our little cabin. I took a stroll through town and found a great spot on the beach where the tide was out. My camera got a workout as I investigated the tide pools and breathed in the incredible vistas. (I'll post the shots when I get a faster internet speed.)

Earle's restaurant looks like it should only serve burgers and fries, but their seafood menu was extensive and fresh. They literally get it from the fish plant down the road. We grabbed a table on the breezy patio and feasted on Newfoundland delicacies - scallops with bacon, toutons & molasses, moose meat pie, cod fried with scrunchions, and finishing with a homemade molasses cookie.

We're about to enter a busy couple of weeks, so tonight's respite was just perfect. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings...

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