I know what you’re thinking with regards to the name Conception Harbour, especially if you have your mind in the gutter. Newfoundland has always been known to have unusual names for the towns. Cow Head, Dildo,Â Nameless Cove, Bacon Cove, Come By Chance, Tickle Cove, and Joe Batt’s Arm to name a few. I would’ve loved the chance to be back in the day to have an opinion on naming these little towns, I’d totally take credit for naming a little place BACON Cove. Seriously.
Today I’m taking you through Conception Harbour, a town of 800+ people in the heart of Conception Bay.
While I was in Newfoundland, my Mom her friend and I took off for an afternoon excursion and ended up here. We thought the harbour looked beautiful, so all three of us jumped out of the car and thought, hey these would make some pretty gorgeous photos. We took our time, snapping pictures of the ducks floating along, talking about the red house on the water, and wondering to ourselves if anyone lived in that abandoned looking cabin. That was, until someone peered out the window next door, to have a nosey peek at what we were taking pictures of. Oops!
Have you ever travelled to Canada? If so, how far East have you gone?
For the most part I kept my blog updated for the majority of the time I was home, minus the last 2 weeks. I’m probably stating the obvious here, but I clearly didn’t want people to realize our house in California was empty, even though a few of our neighbours were keeping a watchful eye. I mean, you never know. Especially due to me watching all these horror flicks on cable at my parents house. Definitely creepy thoughts have burrowed into my head of what could happen.
Meanwhile, let’s talk about some of the sights from my home town of St. John’s, Newfoundland (It’s in Canada for those who are geographically challenged like myself). Surrounding the city are multiple harbours, tiny towns, and quaint coves to explore.
My Mom and I took off on an afternoon one weekend to check out Cape Spear, and a few kilometres down the road from that is the smallest fishing town perfectly nestled away, called Petty Harbour. Known for its famous fish ‘n chips Chafe’s Landing, and home to musician Alan Doyle, lead singer of Great Big Sea, you can’t help but take in the exquisite views that east coast Canada has to offer.
Whenever I fly home, I love sight-seeing and touring around like I’m a new visitor. My Mom is the ideal person to tour around with because she likes to drive off and explore new areas, unlike myself where I haven’t driven past certain points as I’m afraid of getting lost.
One of my favourite spots to go when I’m home is Cape Spear, or otherwise known as the most easterly point in North America. With incredible views of crashing waves, the sea salt swarming the air, and the crazy gusts of wind forever messing up your hair.
The two lighthouses were built in the 1800’s, and it’s a joy to go walking around the area especially checking out the old World War 2 bunkers.
For now, I’ll let the beauty of the photographs take over. Enjoy the view.
Have you ever visited the East Coast? Or even betterÂ â€” Newfoundland?
What’s your favourite time of the year?
When is the last time you explored your home town/province/state?