Monday, May 23, 2011

Around d' bay...

We quite often hear the response, "Around d' bay". This can be in response to, "Where do yo live?" "Where are you from?" "Where are you going for the weekend?" "Where did that happen?" Almost everything can be answered by "around d' bay". I've often wondered, exactly what that meant...so today we decided to take a drive....around d' bay. It was a beautiful day and Brittney and Jake were away at Spring Forth. We headed out around 8:00 and what a beautiful drive it was. We went up to Grates Cove...which is the other peninsula across the bay (or is that around d' bay) from where we live. So cool to see 'our' peninsula from the other side of the bay.

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Sunrise from our deck before we left...



Newfoundlanders are very proud of their athletes and whenever one does something spectacular...they get a lot of things (roads, lookouts etc.) named after them...


I believe this ship, stuck here, is The Kyle

Closer up


A write up about Danny Cleary, located at the Danny Cleary Lookout


Looking north at the Danny Cleary Lookout



Newfoundland is home to some of the most interesting town names ever. Here is one --Heart's Content. I think it would be sooo cool to live in a town named "Heart's Content". Can you imagine telling people the name of your town while giving your address.


And...some random shots taken as we made our way up the coast (or is that... around d'bay ;) )


The water was absolutely gorgeous shades of turquoise, navy blue and bright blue.











Finally...up at the tip of the other Peninsula -- Grates Cove. What a cute post office! So tiny.






Across the bay is the peninsula we live on (only the other side of that peninsula)
















Another town with a cute name. Cupids.

There is also Heart's Delight and Come By Chance...to name just a couple. I'd be really interested in learning the history behind how these towns got their names. Hmmm...I sense a homeschool history lesson in the making ;)

2 comments:

Renee said...

Wow! What fun to see all these beautiful photos of your corner of the world...Great of you to share so many with us...loved it.

Thos E M said...

I believe my grandfather Moses Moore lived in Heart's Content before emigrating to Portsmouth, NH. Thanks much for the photos of Trinity Bay!