On the road from Cornerbook to Norris Point, more driving rain and friggin’ cold; outlook is a little dismal. At long last, we got to Gros Morne National Park, which is at the top of everybody's list when visiting Newfoundland. We reached Norris Point looking for our Airbnb, The Little Wild. It took us a while to find it as the address is number 24b Bugdens Cove Rd which happens to be adjacent to number 8, tucked away behind rows of houses! Fabulous ocean view looking over Wild Cove with the Tablelands in the background.
Unpacked and jumped right back in the car and headed to a famous Lighthouse at Lobster Cove Head. Glenn had a long discussion with Duncan from Cow Head, who, after 25 years as a teacher, was happy to find a job with Parks Canada where people would listen to him as he couldn’t get his 10-year-old pupils to do so over a 25-year career as a teacher! Great storyteller with a strong Newfie accent and a wild vocabulary. He told us an interesting story about the SS Ethie, which was purposefully foundered on the rocks at Martin's Point between Bonne Bay and Cow Head by the Captain during a wild storm. Everyone survived as local residents strung a line from trees on shore to the boat and dragged everybody (over 50) one at a time across sitting on a chair, including one baby in a mail bag. Had a great first lobster dinner at the Fisherman’s Landing Restaurant in Rocky Harbour. You'll notice a claw missing; pic was an afterthought. While Glenn was paying the bill, I couldn't help but chuckle at the White Xmas tree still on display.Turns out it's an Occassion Tree that changes throughout the year, this months flavour is Father's Day.
Drive to Norris Point
The Little Wild Airbnb and views
Norris Point and Neddies Harbour
Lobster Cove Lighthouse
"One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time."
~ Annie Leibovitz