This Victoria Day Weekend three Toronto Power Walkers joined Sherry (our tour guide) and two other women on a five day hiking trip to Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. And we certainly did some walking! There were usually two hikes per day along hiking trails carved out of the sides of steep hills and while the hikes themselves weren’t particularly long in length, they were most definitely a good workout in terms of stamina. One of the hiking trails included climbing down hundreds of wooden steps to reach the cliffs high above the sea and, yes, we had to climb BACK UP those hundreds of steps in order to return to the van. We (well, I was anyway) were tempted to flag down a passing fishing boat!
Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a glorious place to visit. We were fortunate with the weather, it was warm with brilliant sunshine all the days we were there. The scenery, the people, the food, the accommodation and the music were all absolutely wonderful.
I did suffer a battle wound with a lobster and I’m sure I caused great laughter in the restaurant kitchen when I needed a bandaid to staunch my bleeding wound!
Many thanks to Sherry for leading such a wonderful trip
PS This group of walkers is known for getting lost, and this time was no exception…