After an emotional and educational excursion to Hebron, it was back to nature for two days in Torngat Mountains National Park - the only National Park in Labrador. Each year, approximately 500 visitors come by boat, charter plane or helicopter, to visit this remarkable "place of spirits". In addition to Zodiac excursions in Saglek and Nachvak fjords, we had the opportunity to take a short, guided hike at the head of the north arm of Saglek fjord. The people, scenery, geology and wildlife were some of the highlights of the cruise.
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.
After a long day hiking the Fimmvörðuháls trail, we opted for a driving day focused on photography between Vik and Jökulsárlón. By the end of the day, we 'd photographed a DC-3 plane wreck, black sand beaches, rock formations, puffins, glacier lagoons, the icy beach and Laki lava flows.