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Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne, NL

August 28, 2008

Western Brook Pond is a must do when in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada. It is now a fresh water fjord created by Glaciers some time ago. In some ways it was unfortunate that the fog had rolled in right over the Fjord and only decided to lift as we drove home. But I count myself lucky to have seen it in this light and now have it on my list to do again one day in the sun.


Fjord Entrance

1: WATERFALL This waterfall is buried deep in the innermost part of the fjord. My photos don’t convey the height of Fjord walls very well but this waterfall plunged off the cliff and turned to midst before it hit the rocks or water below. I am of the notion a waterfall is a waterfall but this is a waterfall! The waterfall is on the right top cliff.

Waterfall one

The low clouds made the trip a dark and moody experience. The rocks loomed above us and our guide told us stories of rockfall and tsunami like waves inside the fjord. Knowing their was really no escape I decided to play with my exposures so I capture that feeling…just in case we made it out.

waterfall 2

A lesser, but beautiful in its own right, waterfall.

little falls

1: HIKERS We picked up hikers that had just finished a hike and dropped off the hikers that were about to undertake the Traverse. We were told they would not let you off the boat without a permit or a guide.


Details on the excursion:
We drove about 1.5 hours from Humber Valley Resort to the beginning of the walk into the Fjord. We were told to allow 45 minutes for the walk. We arrived a little late and for fear of missing the boat (which was prepaid and booked from the resort) we walked very fast and did it in 0.5hr. It’s a low level walk on mostly boardwalks over marsh, very easy for families to do. The boat tour is 2.5 hours and costs $45/person.

If you are really adventurous you can do a 4 day Long Range Traverse Hike that will start at the end of the Fjord. You’ll hike up the valley and I can only imagine the incredible view once you reach the top. Maybe one day I’ll find myself there.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. B'lah permalink
    August 28, 2008 5:3 3

    I like this look, it looks fresh.
    It would’t let be post without my email address.

  2. August 29, 2008 5:3 3

    we did this boat tour when I was 6 months Prego with out first child….man what a long walk when you have extra pounds in the front..hehe we loved the boat tour it was worth the walk for sure!

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