We headed south from New World Island (near Twillingate) and on to Gander where we visited our nephew and loaded up on supplies (DEF for our diesel engine) at Canadian Tire. It was wonderful to see him and enjoy a fantastic meal at Rosie’s which included a Turkey Mess and Moose Farts! Yay!
Gander is known as the crossroads of the world and is known for a variety of things but one of the more recent is the Broadway Musical “Come From Away” about how Gander helped the stranded passengers during the 9/11 attacks in the US. Thank you Gander and the surrounding communities!!
We continued on to Terra Nova National Park located on several inlets of the Bonavista peninsula. It is known for its rugged beauty and lots of canoeing, kayaking, and hiking opportunities.
Campground: Newman Sound Campground
Location: Terra Nova National Park
Site: 36 (back-in)
Cost: $23.50 (CAD)
Comments: A nice campground (albeit a few black flies) along the inlet with some really nice hiking trails.
Coastal Trail is about a 6 mile round trip hike between the Newman Sound Campground and the Visitor’s Center and hugs the coast and sometimes the trail heads out onto the sandy beach for a short distance. Along the way is a small water fall. We sprayed and sprayed and wore long sleeves and hats to deter the black flies. We were pretty successful. A beautiful hike!
We took a drive one day to explore and headed up the peninsula to Salvage. It was beautiful. We loved Salvage and the surrounding area.