Monday, September 28, 2009

Newfoundland! Part 1: The Tablelands

Yeah, hi. My name is T and I am Saige and Guiness' cousin. I am here to show you around and I am not real happy about it... but since they are not here, I have to do it.

I live here in Newfoundland, Canada. That is Saige and Guinness' uncle Peter and his wife Suzanne.

And here is some of my country.

If you think you want to see the Fjords of Norway...

the Canadian Rockies...

... the Highlands of Scotland...

... the Table Lands of South Africa...don't bother... get it all done at your one stop Province: Newfoundland.

And now Janice and Christa are going to hike the Tablelands, which look more like Arizona than anything else, so you can cross that place off your list too.

These formations were once part of the Earth's Mantle!

The Earth's crust was forced up from the depths during a plate collision several hundred million years ago!

Here is the Earth's mantle exposed. There is very little growth as the rock is mostly Peridote which lacks the nutrients to support most plant life.

There is Christa collecting some of the ancient rock.

But now it is time to go back to camp. And look at that view.

There is Chrsita on the warf at the campsite. But soon she must go to bed...wait 'til you see what they are doing in the morning.....


  1. Whew, glad T was here to tell this story. Did your human tell you that you are both invited over next summer to stay?

  2. i would be worried about them on the ferry ride--kennels are too small, they don't travel long distance so great, but it would be worth it i think...

  3. Beautiful pics. I was hoping for an update on your camping experience and your photos never fail to impress. Have a happy week.

  4. Woooos! What a beaWoootiful place! Mom and Dad have been to Nova Scotia, but have not been to Newfoundland, I think now it will be on there list!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  5. It is so beautiful up there - one day we will make it up there

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  6. Very beautiful! I always thought of Newfoundland as one great big snowbank! Its most beautiful and I must come and visit someday. Right after my trip to Nova Scotia!


  7. Oh yes, it is a place that my momma would love to visit. Thank you for the tour.


  8. How magnificant. Thanks for sharing T.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  9. Hi T! Oh, you're a bit stern and scary - he he he! Still, we usually find that most cats are....!

    Great photos - we really enjoyed the tour. It was so beautiful - we now have a new place to go and play in our dreams now - woo hoo!!

    Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  10. Dear T,
    Nice to meet you! I love how big and floofy you are!
    Thank you for the commentary it was very insightful! Newfoundland looks pawsome!

    Mr Darcy

  11. Oh, what beautiful (and varied!) scenery!
    (Hmmm....I always thought Newfoundland was a doggie??)

    Honey the Great Dane

  12. Hi, T!
    Thanks for sharing all those pictures!
    I loved them!
    Kisses and hugs

  13. Hi T! Great to meet you! Thanks for showing us around - Newfoundland sure has something for everyone!
    Play bows,
    PS: I must admit, I was confused at first... I thought this was going to be a post about Newfie dogs! Ha roo roo roo!

  14. Hi T
    You look a very cool cat! We totally agree with you - Newfoundland sure looks a lot like Scotland - especially the Cuillins!!!
    We are dashing round to catch up but loved your pics and will pop back again for another look.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  15. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  16. Very nice of you to step in for your cousins, T.

    It looks like you live in an amazing place. My mom person has just added it to the list of places she HAS to see!