Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland

Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park.  Lake was cut by glaciers so it is very deep, long and narrow.  Back-packers were dropped off at far end of the lake.  They were going on a 4-5 day hike through the park.

Figurines making fun of the type of scientists that come to this park to study. Check out the bird that is untying the knot.

Art done with items gathered from the park.  
We took a guided tour with a Mi’kmaw Indian. He really is only a small percentage, but his grandfather taught him a lot about how these early tribes lived off of the land. Kevin our guide actually made this canoe following the lessons he learned from his ancestors.

 Lighthouse at Rocky Harbor. The Park Service was having a party with music and a comedy skit for anyone who wanted to come.

 We went through the Salmon Interpretive Center on our way to the Northern most part of Newfoundland. The logging industry nearly wiped out the salmon population in this area in the mid 1900’s. The locals with the help of many outside donations built a underwater passage way to bypass the waterfall on the Trent River. But the salmon would not use it, because these fish always return to the spot where they were spawned. Scientists finally devised a way of transporting spawning salmon up the Trent River. Finally, the new young salmon that were hatched started using the passage way. It’s been a big success. The numbers of salmon have been increasing every year.
 Counting and measuring the salmon.  The monitor records round the clock.


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