From the busy streets of St. John’s to the edge of the sea cliffs in Gros Morne, Newfoundland’s beautiful coastline, history, and colourful culture truly won over my heart. There was just so much to fall in love with! As we wandered the island we met the friendliest people, and devoured all of sea food that we could get our hands on.
One of my favourite meals was in Gros Morne National Park at a little spot called Java Jack’s in Rocky Harbour. We ate Smoked Arctic Char and German Potato Salad to start, followed by fresh Mussels, and finished with a unique pasta creation by the chef for that day. As we sat upstairs from the cafe in the funky upstairs restaurant we could see the ocean waves bringing in the last fishing boats of the day, it was perfect. Each table was decorated with it’s own unique floral table cloth, and there were matching fresh flowers from the garden in the front to match. The national park had endless hiking trails, wild life sightings,and places to relax and watch the day pass on by.
The city was not what we had expected, it was better ! Signal Hill was one of my favourite spots to see, you could really picture the Vikings there many years ago, and the views were out of this world awesome. The iconic colourful houses were scattered everywhere, each unique with it’s own flare and charm. We had good coffee with fresh baked goods at the local bakery The Rockett, and had our first experiences with oysters at the Adelaide Oyster House. There was no shortage of people out enjoying all vibrant night life, especially on George Street, where the party never seemed to stop. It was a perfect trip.