Drive Back Down Coast to Shallow Bay Campground

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Friday, August 2, 2019

It had been rainy, cloudy and cold in Pistolet Bay for three days, and it was getting to Martha. She talked about how cloudy and cold makes her sad. 46 years of marriage, and I am still learning.

I went to Woodward GMC in St. Anthony’s to have the oil changed. Mike checked me in, then I went to the visitor’s area hoping to catch up on my posts, but I could go nowhere on their WIFI. I couldn’t even get my phone to work there, so I took a nap. 

At 3:00 we arrived at Shallow Bay, set up and went down to the beach to see what it was all about. The sun had broken through, and it was a warm, beautiful day. This beach is one of the prettiest, beaches I have ever seen. Shallow water keeps it relatively warm. Several people were swimming, while others walked the huge, semicircular cove. Pristine sand without a bit of trash and no rocks make it unique in Newfoundland. It is a part of this diverse, incredible National Park, Gros Morne. If you come to Newfoundland for nothing else, come to Gros Morne. 

We walked for about 45 minutes and came back to camp. Martha wasn’t feeling well with an upset stomach, so she took an hour nap, instructing me to make wild rice in the InstaPot. Then heat up lobster claws in butter and wake her up in an hour.

The InstaPot takes a bit of power as it heats up, but after that, it uses very little. Dinner was wonderful, but Martha didn’t feel like eating. I cleaned up, got in bed and read Killing Patton.

  2 comments for “Drive Back Down Coast to Shallow Bay Campground

  1. Jane-Ashley Skinner
    August 8, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Hope Martha feels better. Maybe it was the moose spring rolls. That sounds kind of sketchy;) Cold and rainy doesn’t make me sad, but cold makes me grumpy. You chose well and got yourself a hell of a woman. I would no more put up with the inconveniences of motor homing. I know I’d miss out on some pretty country, but I don’t have the patience or the temperament for it. Count your lucky stars. If the fog clears, that should keep you rather busy!

    • August 8, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      😀 Yep, I am very lucky. Martha is quite a trooper, and I know few would put up with this sort of travel. I love it, and she has adapted to it well. All the best to you and your family. I hope you are having a great summer.

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