WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016:

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Today the Caribbean Princess was docked in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
I took a shore excursion to Gros Morne National Park.
Lobster Cove Head lighthouse has marked the approach to Rocky Harbour since 1897.
Lobster Cove Head lighthouse in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park

Green Point is located seven miles north of the town of Rocky Harbour in Gros Morne National
Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. It is the home to a small summer fishing community.
Green Point in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park

Below is a closer look at Green Point.
Green Point in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park

Rocky Harbour is a town located on the western edge of Newfoundland, near the entrance to
Bonne Bay. This town is home to Gros Morne National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Rocky harbour in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of Newfoundland.
At 697 square miles, it is the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada.
The park takes its name from Newfoundland's second-highest mountain located within the park.
Gros Morne is part of the Long Range Mountains, an outlying range of the Appalachian Mountains,
stretching the length of the island's west coast. It is the eroded remnants of a mountain range
formed 1.2 billion years ago. "The park provides a rare example of the process of continental drift,
where deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth's mantle lie exposed.
Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park

Below is picturesque Neddy harbour.
Neddy Harbour in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park

Corner Brook is located on the Bay of Islands at the mouth of the Humber River,
the city is the largest population center in the province after St. John's.
As such, Corner Brook functions as a service center for western and northern Newfoundland.
Corner Brook, Newfoundland

I somehow managed to hurt my knee on today's shore excursion.
I was barely able to walk for the duration of the cruise and had to stay on board.
Lobster Cove Lighthouse in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park

The Caribbean Princess sailed away late in the afternoon.
Lobster Cove Lighthouse in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park

Watch the video below for complete details of today's activities.

41 minute video of my visit to Corner Brook, Newfoundland.



MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON OCTOBER 5, 2016
Hello Folks,

Yesterday was a sea day and I didn't do anything except lose money in the casino.

This morning at 8:00am we docked in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.



Shortly after we arrived I took a shore excursion to Gros Morne National Park. It was a couple hours drive to the park. Our first stop was at Lobster Cove Lighthouse.



We also made a stop at Green Point.



Our next stop was in Rocky Harbor which is pictured below. We ate lunch in a restaurant overlooking this harbor.



Our first stop after lunch was at Norris Point. This vista point looks out onto the distant Tablelands, a landform resembling the surface of the moon. But it was looking directly into the sun so you don't really get to see them.



It was a beautiful drive all day. The weather was spectacular. There are only 60 days a year that it doesn't rain here, and today there was not a cloud in the sky all day long. Our guide said he had never seen a day this nice outside of summer.



Below is Gros Morne mountain, the park's name sake. Shortly after this was taken I saw a moose along the side of the road as we drove by. Unfortunately I wasn't filming at the time.



Below is Neddy Harbour.



We got back to the ship a couple minutes past curfew. I somehow managed to hurt my knee. I don't even know how I did it. When I got off the bus to walk back to the ship I could barely walk. I think I was the very last person back on board before we sailed away. Below is a picture of Corner Brook as we sailed away.



And below is the ship as we were sailing away from Corner Brook.



Newfoundland is 90 minutes ahead of east coast time. In the final picture of the day you can see some fall color in the hills as we sailed on toward Nova Scotia.



Tim




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