We've gone south instead of north. After a quick regroup we try to get our bearings and head back north, this time on the right track to Gros Morne National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the west coast of Newfoundland. Unfortunately, we get there an hour after the visitor's centre has closed, so we're forced to enjoy the scenery from this vantage point as best we can before going further north. I say forced, but the scenery is simply stunning, the mountains and the vegetation are rugged, and you can sense by everything around you that this is one tough place. We love it!
We continue north, and at this point it's a bit of a losing race with the last available sunlight— constantly seeking out that last sliver of pink red sky—which is simply gorgeous as we drive carefully up the coast. A few hours later we are still driving, now in darkness but with light music creating a mystical ambience, and eating gas station chocolate bars to keep us fuelled.
This is moose country, and we even spot a couple on the side of the road as we drive along. Fantastic, they're huge! Of course, moose country means we drive very cautiously, reducing speed and staying alert for signs of one wandering onto the road—no worries, we're prepared!
It's just after midnight as we pull into the northern-most tip of Newfoundland. We're near a community called L'anse aux Meadows, where the Valhalla B&B is located. We check into a little cottage just a few metres from the shore—this place is going to be amazing in the morning!