100 Places · Canada · Travel

№ 3 – Western Brook Pond, Newfoundland, Canada

We took a boat tour here and the walk to where the boat tour started was like 3 km long through a swampy land. Being a whiny hiker, I was not impressed, especially since it was a sunny day. I always get grumpy on sunny days. Fortunately, the boat tour was worth the long walk. Like I mentioned in the haiku, this “pond” used to be a fjord connected to the sea before all the glaciers melted many, many years ago. The rock walls surrounding the “pond” are about 600 m high. The waterfalls on the right-hand side of the picture is called the Pissing Mare Falls (I kid you not). It is supposed to be one of the highest waterfalls in eastern North America at 350 m. All through the boat tour, I was crossing my fingers that no boulders would break off into the “pond” because the last time it happened in the early 20th century, it caused a 30 m tsunami!

I love Newfoundland. It’s kind of like Iceland but with more trees and moose and less volcanic activities. Will definitely go back there at some point.

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