What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

If all goes well, and Hurricane Leslie hasn’t kept us inside all week, we (my husband and I, along with two good friends – at least they were friends before the hike started!) will have completed our hike in the Long Range Traverse back country of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. This will be the third time that Mark and I have visited Newfoundland; we love the scenic beauty of The Rock as well as the warmth and hospitality of its people. If you haven’t visited Newfoundland yet, put it on your bucket list!  This will be the first time, though, that we have attempted a 5 day trek, following our compass rather than a trail, in the park. All four of us are a bit nervous about it, but as the headline says, what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger.

Here’s a blog posting from our previous trip in September, 2009. The Long Range Traverse starts at the end of Western Brook Pond, the body of water featured in the photos below.

Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  is one of my favourite places in the world. We’ve visited it twice, most recently in September 2009. We were luckier this visit than the first time, when the sun didn’t shine long enough for us to do a tour of the stunning fjord in the park, Western Brook Pond. This time the sun shone all day.  This slideshow shows pictures of our boat tour of Western Brook Pond, as well as the eight kilometre (one way) Snug Harbour hike that we did after the boat tour.


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