After Zodiac excursions in Placentia Bay and Aviron Bay, we looked forward to going ashore for a short hike in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The easy Lookout Trail was a great introduction to this fascinating part of Canada.
Our first couple of days aboard the RCGS Resolute for One Ocean's Labrador and Torngat Mountains Explorer cruise took us to places that were not on the published itinerary. What a treat to get to places expedition cruises rarely venture! In fact our second Zodiac excursion was one of the scenic highlights of our trip!
Placentia Bay was not on the published itinerary for our 11-day Labrador and Torngat Mountains expedition cruise, but we appreciated the true expedition experience, including the opportunity to witness an at-sea bunkering operation and meet one of the residents of tiny Fox Harbour, NL.
An enjoyable half-day outing, we were astounded at how many period-costumed people were on site. Layer-on the fact that most of the Fortress of Louisbourg has been reconstructed and, fo rus, it became a bit Disney-esque.
Middle Head is a pretty easy out and back trail, mostly through the woods, with a couple of peek-a-boo views and a nice viewpoint at the end. It's family friendly, located close to tourist accommodation and Parks Canada offers guided hikes on this trail. All of which means it's fairly busy. Of the three hikes we did in Cape Breton, this was our least favourite.