Gros Morne National Park


The Gros Morne National Park covers a large part of the west of Newfoundland. In the middle it is divided by a fjord. When you find out in the Visitor Centre just north of the fjord that the most varied parts of the park are south of the fjord, you have to travel about 75 kilometres one way to see them.

Instead we climbed the Gros Morne Mountain. Although only 806 meters high, it is quite a challenge. You shouldn't try when the weather is not too well, or when you didn't bring supplies like water, lunch and a rain coat.

The way up is covered with big, loose stones. That gives you plenty of time to look around and admire the view.

On the top come the surprises. There were lots of rock partridges. You hardly see them, but they give themselves away by calling you. At least, the called 'Mirrr-Leon' when we passed them. How would they know?

The arctic hare is very hard to spot as well, and he doesn't conveniently call you. We saw this one because he was sitting on the path and decided to move when we almost tripped over him. Really wonderful.