Thursday, July 28, 2011


It's been a while since we've had a deadline, but tomorrow we have a plane to catch. We are flying out west for 10 days, to visit Kristal's family and hopefully do some climbing in the Rockies. As a result, we had a limited amount of time in Newfoundland. We had hoped to head to the east coast of the island, but with the deadline looming and the miserable forecast, we decided it wasn't worth the drive just to get rained out.

By skipping the east coast, we could take our time heading back to Ottawa. Before leaving we explored the Corner Brook Caves, bouldered at Long Gull Pond, hiked to the tip of Long Point on the Port au Port peninsula, and picnicked at the scenic Codroy Valley Provincial Park.

In New Brunswick we saw the worlds largest lobster in Shediac and camped at the beautiful Kouchibouguac National Park.

In Quebec we returned to Kamouraska, where we were rained out a few weeks ago, when we were first heading out east. We were pretty excited to put some solid climbing days in after all the non-climbing we'd been doing.

Day 1 started out nice, but rain threatened once more. This is not what you want to see when you are on the rock.

Fortunately it blew past, the sky started to clear,

the rock dried quickly, and we enjoyed three great days of climbing.

We happened to be there over the weekend, so the place was crazy busy (it's like climbing in a gym!), but we had a great time hanging out, sharing stories, and climbing with some new friends from western Canada and New Hampshire. Here is Ron sending one of the classics, Moby Dick, with a beautiful view over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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