Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fishing Coves near Saint Paul's, Gros Morne National Park

North of Sally's Point, there are a number of coves that house fishing huts and stages.  Some are really houses where you can tell that fishermen stay quite some time.  The view of the Long Range Mountains in the background is spectacular.


Fishing Cove near Saint Paul's

Fishing Buoys in the Sunset Light

Fishing Stage Beside the Water


. . . Rob Williams

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, Gros Morne National Park

Located just outside of Rocky Harbour, Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse looks out over the entrance to Bonne Bay from the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  This lighthouse has been operating since 1897, and it is still operated (automatically) by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse at Sunset
I happened to visit the lighthouse late one evening, as it was threatening to rain.  It did rain briefly, but then the clouds broke just before sunset, letting a shaft of light illuminate the grass beside the lighthouse. 

. . . Rob Williams

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sally's Cove, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

North of Norris Point and Rocky Harbour, about 2/3 the way to Great Western Pond, there is a small fishing community surrounded by the park called Sally's Cove.  It is made up of a bit over a dozen houses stretched out along the highway, but with two groups of fishing huts ("stages") at either end.  These photographs were taken at the north end of the village.


Three Stages at Sunset

Three Buoys


These photographs, and others from Gros Morne National Park can be found on this page on my website.

. . . Rob Williams

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wild Cove, near Gros Morne National Park

Wild Cove is a small cove immediately adjacent to Norris Point, on Bonne Bay.  While it is not technically inside Gros Morne National Park, Norris Point and the local towns are entirely surrounded by the park.


Wild Cove

 Wild Cove cannot be seen from the main road, and it took me some time to find it from Norris Point.  It is home to a number of working fishing stages, and I was lucky enough to walk by just after some cod were set out to dry.  Quite a setting!


Drying Cod in Wild Cove

These photographs, and others from Gros Morne National Park can be found on this page on my website.

. . . Rob Williams

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

I have recently returned from a trip to Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland.  This park is recognized as a World Heritage site for it's "exceptional natural beauty" and it's significance examples of the earth's history -- namely some of the fascinating geological features.

The Tablelands as seen from Norris Point

One of the geological features is the Tablelands, a section of the earth's crust thrust up during the separation of North America from Europe more than 600 million years ago.  It is an easily accessible section from the Earth's mantle, inverted so that the rocks get older as you go up.

Gros Morne is a truly beautiful place.

This, and other photographs from Gros Morne can be seen on my website, in the Gros Morne National Park page.

. . . Rob Williams