Rocky Harbour, a town of less than 1000 people (2016 census) is a key tourist town in central Gros Morne National Park.
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Cheryl’s journal: “Heading through central Newfoundland today. Only 3 nights left. Plan not to stop. I would have liked to have gone to Twillingate – middle of Iceberg Alley. Even though there are no icebergs there now. Most apparently have moved further south. Central NFLD has more deciduous trees. When we climbed up to 50m it seems like we’re on top of the world. Very tundra with muskeg, small ponds and very low vegetation. At other times it’s very lush and has lots of grass areas.”
From the journal: “We don’t see the “national” flag as much on the Trans Canada Hwy. It’s the sign that has bumps ahead. The roads are not well maintained on the provincial highways.
We made our way to Gros Morne National Park. The Gros Morne mountains are among the oldest in the world. We stayed at Rocky Harbour. Gros Morne RV Campground has the best washrooms. Individual rooms for toilets, no stalls. Showers free and large. Went down to the local pub for wings and beer. Had an opportunity to get screeched, but it didn’t start till at least 8:30 and we were there at 4:30. We would have been too drunk to know we got screeched if we had stayed. Also had a 3km walk back to the campground. We’re not young anymore!”