|Not much to write about today... since I did no real sightseeing. I spent most of the day in a bus from St. John's to Deer Lake where someone picked me to get me to Norris Point within Gros Morne national park (almost an hour drive).|
Last night, I went to a Subway
restaurant to get a foot-long sandwich... to eat as breakfast and
lunch while on the bus. That was by far the cheapest option. I also
bought some water and some snacks to eat along the 10-hour bus ride.
I'm not someone who gets easily bored
on transportation when I can watch the scenery and I knew the scenery
was great to look at. I wasn't disappointed. It was cloudy and
rainy in some spots... but overall, it was a great succession of
“ponds” (which are often huge lakes in fact), large forests and
mountains. Sometimes, the “ponds” were in fact fjords from the
ocean, on the north side of Newfoundland.
I was following our progress on a map
so I knew where the best spots would be for photography... and during
those times, I was glued to the window with my compact camera. I
took a few good shots, like the one you see above. In between those
zones, I was sorting my pictures from St. John's and reading about
Gros Morne national park, as to why it was classified on the UNESCO
World Heritage List.
Out of the pictures I've taken in St.
John's, I'm keeping only 275 of them. :-)
Gros Morne is on the list because it's
one of the few places on the face of the planet where you can
actually see the effects of the tectonic movements. Here, there's a
whole section that is in fact part of the Atlantic oceanic tectonic
plate that has risen above the ground. These rocks are amongst the
oldest they've seen, since they come from the Earth's mantle.
Another criteria why Gros Morne was selected is because of its
immense beauty... as I'll try to show you in the next few days, but
I'm also dependent of the weather. See below the picture I took at
my arrival here.