St Andrews to Deer Lake, NL – Mountains

July 26, 2019

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When I arrived at my Airbnb in St. Andrews (about 1/2 hour north of Port aux Basques where the ferry dock is located) on Thursday I spent about 3 1/2 hours visiting and sharing stories with my hosts.  Friday morning I was hoping to get on the road early but ended up talking with them for another 3+ hours before departing at around 1030am local time.  They were VERY nice people – a perfect example of why I love using Airbnb!

I’m going to make this separate post about the mountains I saw upon entering Newfoundland, specifically the Long Mountain range I could see from their front yard Friday morning.  These looked different from other mountains I have seen in person, with very steep faces.  For some reason they made me think about movies I have seen which were filmed in Scotland or Ireland….

I will be seeing a variety of mountain types as I drive up the west coast of Newfoundland in the coming days.

This is a 3-shot panorama, left to right, standing in their front yard looking east:

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These two were taken a little further up the road about 10 minutes later.  The mountain range was heading inland, away from the highway I was on so they appear further off in the distance.

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