Sunday, August 12, 2012

Raleigh, Newfoundland

Sitting across the bay from Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve sits the community of Raleigh, originally named Ha Ha Bay, after the bay on which it resides.

Fishing Stage in Raleigh, Newfoundland
How and when the name was changed to Raleigh seems to be in question -- I've read two different explanations online, and I've hear a third.  There doesn't seem to be any doubt that it was named after Sir Walter Raleigh, but whether it was from HMS Raleigh which ran aground nearby in Labrador, after Raleigh North Carolina or after Raleigh himself, I can't tell.

Raleigh fishing stages

Regardless, it's an attractive fishing village.  We ate dinner at a cafe in the village, and I took some photographs after dinner.

Raleigh United Church
. . . Rob Williams