We will be traveling for 3 weeks next summer. Our trip will include 8 nights in Nova Scotia and 14 nights in Newfoundland. We are in the early stages of planning and currently plan to take the ferry to Port Aux Basque (RT), although we have debated about coming in from Argentia and going out Port Aux Basque or vice versa. We may take night sailings so as to not lose precious time. We don't want our trip to feel rushed and I know there is a LOT of driving involved, which we don't mind at all. We take a large road trip each year.
We do want to spend a chunk of time at Gros Morne. We are looking at spending 3 or 4 full days there , where we will also take the Western Boat tour , hike Gros Morne Mountain and a few smaller hikes. We have not yet decided if we will go all the way to St Anthony. Other than about the 5-6 nights that would cover Gros Morne (is that too many?), we are open for suggestions for our next 8. We would like to spend 2-3 nights in one place and to explore ..as well as avoiding packing and unpacking!
We are hikers (moderate difficulty),60 " ish", big into nature and landscape photography, love meeting the local residents.
I am looking for recommendations for great places to photograph, which little peninsulas are worth exploring..although I am sure they are all worth exploring. Must see places. I wish we had time to so some of the East Coast Trail.
I am reading all the trip reports and blogs to get ideas . Are there any spot-on travel guides that you might recommend?
We traveled to Alaska this summer and bought a book called the Milepost. It was a driving guide that pointed out all the landmarks in all the roads in Alaska.Is there a book like that for Newfoundland?
Thank you for any suggestions!