Situated on the rugged shoreline of Newfoundland’s South West Coast, Isle aux Morts is a perfect destination for visitors looking for breathtaking scenery. Hills carpeted in reds, greens and gold of Newfoundland’s mossy terrain surround the “Island of the Dead”, a fitting name considering the hundreds of ships and lives that have been lost off the Isle aux Morts Coast.isleauxmorts.ca Town of Isle aux Morts
We had a lovely lunch at the entrance of Isle aux Morts, overlooking the Boat Cove Trail. Because of time constraints, we were unable to walk the Harvey Trail but so look forward to returning to this area.
We did the short trail down to Boat Cove Pond making note of the flora along the way. Asters, Canada Burnet (bottle brush) and pitcher plants, to name a few.
In 1828 the Harvey family, with the aid of their Newfoundland dog, “Hairyman”, rescued 163 people from the sinking brig “Despatch”, shipwrecked on the rocks off Isle aux Morts. They made another daring rescue in 1838, saving 25 crew members from the Glasgow ship, the “Rankin”. The present day Coast Guard Ship, “Ann Harvey”, is named in memory of the daughter of George Harvey who, while she was only 17 years old, assisted in these heroic deeds.isleauxmorts.ca Town of Isle aux Morts
Get both physical and mental exercise…….visit the town of Isle aux Morts.
Driving along the Northern Peninsula highway (Viking Trail), we decided to turn off at Broom Point. Broom Point is a restored fishing premise in Gros Morne National Park. I wasn’t overly excited about doing this, thinking this would be more a thing for tourists. In the parking lot we found a lovely surprise, two signs, … Continue reading Steve’s Trail….a wild surprise.
…..a tale, with a short walk. The new Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts in Cow Head is a pleasure to visit. We attended the dinner theatre there. http://theatrenewfoundland.com You may find the book The SS Ethie and the Hero Dog by Bruce Ricketts interesting. A short book, only 68 pages. Then on … Continue reading Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts…….
God’s world Edna St. Vincent Millay The Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador is an all consuming feast for the senses. The Tablelands are a geological wonder, but first let’s see a little of delightful Woody Point. A small, but lovely RV park just outside Woody Point and it has a Little Free Library! A … Continue reading Oh world, I cannot hold you close enough!