Dispatches

With Every Cloud...

You know those days when...

You know those days when everything seems to go wrong...well, today seemed to be one of them, until I realized that it's just a matter of how you look at it!

We started the day at Deer Lake, a small community on the west side of Newfoundland. Our goal today was to visit the legendary Gros Morne National Park (a must to see, this side of Canada!), then head north along that giant finger of land on the northwest coast of the island known as the Northern Peninsula.

Well, I think our excitement at being here distracted us—or maybe someone switched the road signs as a funny welcome to Newfoundland gesture (no they don't do that here, I'm just being funny!). But we started our trip off by driving in the wrong direction and ending up in sweet, charming Corner Brook. At this point, you may be asking yourself: “where's the silver lining in that cloud?” That silver lining was called 'Sumptin' Fishy,' pretty much the best fish and chips that I've ever had! Not to mention the tasty local specialty of deep-fried pickles.

That's the beauty of adventure travel—sometimes you go off track, but most times you find and experience something that no amount of planning could have prepared you for. Sometimes, it's good to get lost.

Sept. 8, 2012, 1:46 p.m.