Sunday, July 29, 2012

Newfoundland 2012: Fishing Point at St. Anthony

St. Anthony is a town on the northern peninsula of Newfoundland, known for Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a medical doctor from England who set up hospitals and medical centres in Labrador and Newfoundland.

 View of St. Anthony harbour from Fishing Point 

Fishing point is a point on a cliff overlooking the harbour at St. Anthony, near where Grenfell located his house and hospital.  It is a typical Newfoundland landscape, with low bog-like plants growing over rocks.  It's a popular place at sunset, where you can often see whales feeding off the point, and across the harbour.

  Lighthouse at Fishing Point

On this evening, the sun broke through the clouds, and gave us some beautiful evening light.  In the background of this photograph, you can see a large iceberg that was grounded off shore.

   Whale watching at Fishing Point

As the sun went down behind us, we could see a whale (or possibly two) travelling from right to left in the photograph towards the opposite end of the harbour where there were a number of whales feeding.

More photographs to come.

. . . Rob Williams