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Eastern Canada road trip - Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

So, it's been a while...

Summer showed up and it's been non-stop for months. It's been hard to find the time to edit and post but I'm sure everything will settle down eventually. 

Back to our east coast trip and a beautiful evening hike in the Tablelands. The landscape here is otherworldly. It would seem more at home in the desert landscapes of the American southwest than in Newfoundland.  To hike in the Tablelands is to walk on the mantle of the earth, which is normally far below the earth's crust. Peridotite was forced to the surface during a plate collision several hundred million years ago. The rusty colour indicates high levels of iron.  Highly toxic minerals and a lack of nutrients results in little plant growth - thus the barren landscape.

Our hike was the perfect end to a stressful day.  It was a warm evening and we had the trail to ourselves. Three girls in a vast, quiet landscape.

Touring Gaspesie National Park

It's hard to believe that a full year has flown by since I first published this website and started blogging weekly. It's been a lot of fun and I would like to thank all you readers for dropping by regularly and for your kind comments. It wouldn't be the same without you!!

Our trip to Quebec to see the fall colours continued in Gaspesie National Park. Having arrived in the dark, we woke up to amazing views - towering hillsides of yellow with touches of orange and red. The weather was incredible for October - low 20s and sunshine - perfect hiking weather.

Read about the beginning of our trip as we visit Montreal and Kamouraska.