Saturday, December 06, 2008

Out Of This World Outport Life

Icebergs, whales, lighthouses and old fashioned fishing villages. That's what you'll find in Twillingate, Newfoundland. A former outport that was once only accessible by boat, can now be reached via a causeway that connects it to the mainland.
Twillingate is in the heart of iceberg alley, where icebergs from Greenland travel through Notre Dame Bay as they head south, melting along the way. It was one of these icebergs that the Titanic struck in 1912, resulting in one of the most famous maritime disasters on record.

Today, although population is dwindling, Twillingate is still one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Canada.

8 comments:

Smart Mouth Broad said...

That's a beautiful shot. It looks so peaceful there.

Decorina said...

Stunning.

Gil said...

The way your picture captured it the place looks totally beautiful and tranquil! Don't tell me you are back up there again? Or are the photos from a few weeks ago?

Gil said...

Just answered my own question. The phots must be from a prior trip as there is no snow and just remembered you saying you were working for UPS in the South West.

sheila said...

DAMN! Nice shot! What a beautiful little town! I wouldn't mind living there! Looks quiet and serene. Ahhhhhh. I wouldn't mind seeing an iceberg float by...you know, before they all melt. (oooh, maybe not a good idea to be living on a coastal time afterall?)

goodfather said...

Heh, for a moment I thought I was looking at Port Townsend, WA, but then I read your post. Wrong coast ;).

Great pic!

sheila said...

Boy, Dec. 6 was soooo long ago. Where are you at now?

Oh, I left you an award at my place, if you are interested. I generally don't care much about awards, but this one was kinda cool

The Daily Rant said...

I'm around, just have been really busy driving!! (Something we're not used to doing a lot of. lol)

I'll update this weekend!

At least SOMEONE misses me. :)