Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CANADA ~ Western Brook Pond - Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO ~

... First of two fantastic Canadian postcards... both are new National Parks for my collection... and both from dear postcards friends💙... so a really happy mailbox day👍... this one shows a spectacular an breathtaking nature view... a lake surrounded by impressive towering cliffs... due to a geologic fluke, the water in Western Brook Pond is among the cleanest and purest in the world...  a dramatic setting for a boat tour... Gros Morne National Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise... featuring 100 kilometers of hiking and walking trails spread across boreal forests, volcanic seacoast and mountainous terrain... and with such sweet lovely stamps!! Thanks so much Glenn!! (✿ ♥‿♥)

The Western Brook Pond is a Canadian lake located in Gros Morne National Park.  It is in the Long Range Mountains, the most northern section of the Appalachian Mountains. It used to be a fjord but when the ice age receded the surrounding land rose enough to isolate it and turn it into a lake.

Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of Newfoundland. At 1,805 km2 (697 sq mi), it is the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada.

The park takes its name from Newfoundland's second-highest mountain peak (at 806 m or 2,644 ft) located within the park. Its French meaning is "large mountain standing alone," or more literally "great sombre."

In 1987 Gros Morne National Park was designated a UNESCO WHS  because of its glacial and geologic history.


2X Bees
(Issued 01-05-2018)

Great Canadian Illustrators

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