Headed north again to the Western Brook Pond Tour, hiked in 45 mins to the dock; it was an old fjord that millions of years ago was cut off from the sea, now fresh water. It is one of the most famous sites in all of Gros Morne and it is truly majestic. We did not do so well with the seating as we were stuck behind some young female doctors jumping up and down. None the less incredible sights with water down 300 ft at the shoreline. The shear rockface's highest point is 47 meters taller than the CN tower. Spectacular is the only word to describe it.
Ended our day at the Anchor's Aweigh Show in Rocky Harbour. A couple from Williams Lake, BC, Brenda and Wayne Henke who we sat with, happened to know our photographer friend Chris Harris, and Wayne had also recently returned from cycling Le Petit Train du Nord north of Montreal. Small world, after all! This band of 5 was led by Braden Parsons, who had been the lead guide on our Bonne Bay Cruise, and the accordion player was the Captain of the vessel for the Western Brook Pond cruise. Everybody works for Bon Tours, a prominent fixture in local tourism.
The show got off to a bang, the band was very good, and everybody was into it - singing and foot stomping then OOPs 45 minutes in everything went dark as there was a major power failure in a large section of Newfoundland. No idea when it the power was to come back so we decided to leave as we still had some daylight to get into our Airbnb and ready ourselves for an early night. Couldn’t even pay our bill so we left by giving them our credit card number and hope they don't wipe out the town’s bank debt with it.
"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