Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog


(Ron Writing) After a peaceful night’s sleep in our ultra quiet parking spot out in the country, we awoke to another beautiful sunny day. We drove west to Port aux Basques and stopped there at the provincial visitor center for maps and information about Newfoundland. Then we headed north on the Trans Canada Highway, Highway 1. The first part of this drive on the way to Stephenville is inland, some distance from the ocean and St. George’s Bay. It is quite mountainous in places and is heavily forested but there are fewer lakes and rivers visible from the road.

We stopped in Stephenville to use the WiFi at the city library and purchase gas. We continued northeast on Hwy 1 to Corner Brook where we stopped at the visitor center. Corner Brook is a larger town and in a very scenic area at the head of the Bay of Islands. We will probably try to spend some time there on our return to Port aux Basques. The drive heading northeast from Corner Brook to Deer Lake is very scenic. The first section is through some very rugged mountain passes which could easily be mistaken for the Sierras in California. Further on the highway runs along the east shore of Deer Lake, a very long, narrow lake.

It was getting quite late and the driver was getting tired so we decided to spend the night in Deer Lake. We’re parked on an unused gravel lot between two stores on a frontage street near Highway 1.

I didn’t take any photos today since it was mostly a driving day. It wasn’t a great day for photographing scenery anyway. It was sunny and about 85° but the sky was sort of hazy most places.



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