Monday, 17 August 2009

Bauline, NF

The road down to the tiny fishing community of Bauline is steep and narrow. At the bottom, there's a harbour, a few houses, a church, and a population of just under 400.

Not so long ago, there were no roads, and the only access was by fishing boat.

In the fall of 1942, five men from Bauline saw a man bail out of his fighter over the Atlantic. They immediately launched a boat and went to the man's rescue. The manwas Flight Sergeant Guy E. Mott of 125 Fighter Squadron RCAF who had been forced to bail out of his Hurricane Fighter. A plaque in Memorial United Church honours the rescuers and the people of Bauline.

It was a little misty out over Conception Bay, but I was lucky to catch a glimpse of a lone humpback whale making his way along the coast.

Later in the week, we saw a group of at least 25 humpback whales feeding in a bay near Cappahayden on the Avalon, but they were all too far away for pictures.

Bauline is on the Killick Coast.

A Killick is a homemade anchor, constructed by encasing a large rock between pieces of wood which have been bent, shaped, and bound together to hold the rock in place.

The people of the fishing and farming communities on this coast continue their rural way of life in spite of being so close to the city of St. John’s.

For more pictures of Newfoundland, see previous post.

13 comments:

Beverly said...

I love your travelogs. I would love to travel to the northeast one of these days. I guess i better hurry up and start doing some stuff.

Xtreme English said...

wow....splendid photos! had no idea NF was so picturesque.

Craver Vii said...

I clicked to enlarge the whale photo. Cool!!

rosemary said...

really lovely....i am adding Newfoundland and Labrador to my list of places to see/visit.

Sharon A. Kyser said...

Oh, My Goodness! What a lovely lovely place. I would love to see it in person but your photos are wonderful. Thank you soooo much for your lovely comments on my post today. I MUST put you on my blog roll so I can see when you post. Thanks again and come back soon....sharon

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Picturesque place....I LOVE your pictures...The Harbor and the Boats look lovely. And how wonderful that this small place has this lovely History during
WW2.....It must have been something to see 25 Hump Back Whales....!

Suldog said...

My heart aches with some sort of melancholy to be there, although I've never been there before. Perhaps my (three generations back) Nova Scotian roots coming to the fore wanting to breathe the sea air and then get back to the farmland.

photowannabe said...

This is a very romantic looking place. I would love to visit it sometime. Looks like a photographers paradise.

Hilary said...

Just beautiful. The Newfoundland coast has such a feel of a faraway land, doesn't it?

Leena said...

The colours and also shapes of houses are like in Norway.
Not easiest life there, I think, but people have been so good to adapt in every conditions.
This is why I like blogging, it let me see so many different things.
Thank you for sharing your photos of this trip!

Ginnie said...

I was so close to this place, Sham, years ago when we visited St. John's. This part of the world is so soulful to me. I wonder if I lived there in a past life?

Icy BC said...

Wow...beautiful photos, and great information. Your post has me dreaming for traveling to NF..so lovely!

TorAa said...

Fantastic Photos.
--and it looks very familiar to Norway.
After all -It's North Atlantic