Joey’s Lookout – Gambo, NL

Gambo, NL depicted above was the homestead of the Province’s first Premier, Joseph R. Smallwood. He signed the documents that brought Newfoundland & Labrador into Confederation as the newest province of Canada on April 1st, 1949.

We stopped at “Joey’s Look-Out” for the amazing views of the homes neighbouring the adjacent river.  One thing that was missing was the images outlining “Joey” wearing those iconic black-rimmed eyeglasses. As well, the hotdog card that has been ever-present when the weather is a little warmer.

For those who know me well, know me as a “Road Warrior”, as I seldom stop once in the car. Passengers are aware that when I stop be sure to use the restroom and grab your snacks as it will be maybe 500+ km before the next time the car pulls off the TCH.

Although I am learning the importance of just stopping to catch my breath every once and awhile. If we never stop for a moment, we miss the beauty of a place such the views from the look-out.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA
The Straits-White Bay North

About Live Rural NL

I am a youth living in rural Newfoundland & Labrador that will share stories of culture, tradition, heritage, business, travel, geography and other posts relating to any rural. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Coop) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador. I currently live and work on the Great Northern Peninsula, where I was born and raised. However, I have lived and worked internationally and travelled to more than 70 countries around the globe. On October 11, 2011 I was elected the youngest Member to Represent the people of the Straits -White Bay North in the Provincial Legislature of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Posted on January 19, 2012, in Nature, Vacations and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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