Imagine if they flooded Yosemite valley. Some of you just shuddered at the thought, I know. Ok, imagine it was already flooded when you got there… That’s what Gros Morne National Park made me think of.
The boat trip through the Western Brook Pond fjord is an unforgettable experience. It has some of the most spectacular scenery I have seen including sharp ridges, huge cliffs, coastal bogs and dramatic ocean inlets.
Its remarkable geology won it a spot on the World Heritage List. Here you can see with your own eyes the solidified magma from the earth’s lower crust which rose when the continents pulled apart. Later (much later) glacial ice scoured the area creating the fjords of Western Brook Pond.
I always find it difficult taking images from a moving vehicle (even though I get a ton of practice on my own boat … but then again I’m driving at the same time – I digress). I look at them and imagine how much better they could be if I had my tripod and my filters and a solid piece of land to stand on.
I’ll have a few more images from this excellent boat trip tomorrow.