Travel Tuesday-Eastport Beach & Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland

April 30, 2013
I'm linking up for Travel Tuesdays and am sharing some of my pictures from my trip to Newfoundland, Canada.  I went in the summer of 2010 to visit my friend Leann whom I met while teaching English in Seoul, Korea.


We left our base in St. Johns to go on a little road trip, stopping at Eastport Beach along the way.






You know how people joke that they're taking the scenic route when they take a wrong turn?  Well, I'm glad we went down the wrong road because it allowed for us to see this view, which Leann told me was "typical Newfoundland."



We stopped and got some poutine at a cute place called Whimsicals. 


We camped overnight near Gros Morne National Park.  Thank goodness Leann knew about pitching the tent because I had never been camping before besides in a swag, which doesn't require much assembly!


The next day we were up and at 'em for our hike up Gros Morne.  Some parts were harder to climb than I expected, but this is coming from someone who is extremely unathletic.


A moose!






We went to a butterfly house on our way back, too.



Hopefully I'll be able to link up for Travel Tuesday next week, too!  Then I can share my pics from St. John's.  What a great trip...Leann was a fabulous host, and I hope that one day I can return the favor and that she'll come visit me in the States!
17 comments on "Travel Tuesday-Eastport Beach & Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland"
  1. thanks so much for linking up! newfoundland looks awesome!

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    1. No problem! I love your idea and hope to link up several more times. Now I'm going to go check out other people's travel posts, which I'm sure I'll be fascinated by.

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    1. Thanks! It is easy to take beautiful pics in Newfoundland because of the gorgeous scenery!

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  3. Gorgeous pics, Eastport Beach looks stunning.
    Megan xx

    maybeitsmeganleigh.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was! It was too cold for us to go swimming (even though a few people were), but a pretty spot nonetheless.

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  4. It looks amazing over there! I love stopping by small towns too and just enjoying the simple living they have. And look at that mountain - no words!

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    1. I know--I was so happy that we stumbled upon that picturesque little village.

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  5. I have always wanted to visit Newfoundland! I love to travel but surprisingly I haven't been to many places within my own country and Canada is so beautiful and vast!
    Your trip looked amazing, and you have to have that good old Canadian Poutine lol!
    That moose was HUGE! the most I see in the country areas of Ontario are small deer. I heard those things can run fast too!

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    1. When I taught ESL in Korea, I worked mostly with other Canadians. Besides knowing people from people from Newfoundland, my co-workers were also from British Columbia, Toronto, Halifax, Winnipeg, and from other places in Ontario. One of my really good friends just moved to Montreal. I really miss my Canadian buddies!
      If you get the chance to go to NFLD, I really recommend it. It is a beautiful place and the people are friendly.

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  6. Beautiful photos, it looks wonderful. I really want to make a trip to Canada now!

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    1. I want to go back! I actually have two other Newfie friends who were out of the country when I visited, and I'd love to see them!

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  7. Wow! I can't believe I'm from Canada but I had no idea how gorgeous Newfoundland is! This is definitely on my bucket list now!

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    1. Next week for Travel Tuesday I'll post pics from St. John's and the surrounding area, which is where I spent most of my time. It's such a cool place!!

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  8. Lovely photos! And wow, you spotted a moose! I've never been out East, but this makes me want to visit! Everything is so clear and colourful :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I was so happy that we saw a moose! We actually saw a couple, but this one was the closest.

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