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Beauty by the Sea – Deep Cove, NL

Scenic Deep Cove – could there be a place that grabs ones attention? This photo earned its place as the header for the Live Rural NL blog banner and is my current screen saver. Deep Cove may be one of the areas well-kept secrets, as it has so much unrealized potential. The local development association continues to pursue funding to bring the site up to par so one can be educated about “Winter Housing” and also experience what life was like having to move from the summer home to a winter site.

Along the trail I have capture the broken ice pans that have filled the mouth of the cove. The wooden structure in the bottom of the photo above was used by two men and a long pit saw to produce lumber to build homes, boats and other necessities. People worked with what they had, and certainly used common sense, building on a hill to reduce the workload.

A boardwalk takes you along the valley nestled between the trees, which provided the protection from the elements. Along the way are panels explaining the people who lived here and what their life was like. All that remains are a couple of fallen houses. They should be erected and the winter housing site developed as a working village.

Imagine in summer the rein-actors could be planting a garden, drying fish on flakes and maintaining the homestead as they would throughout the years. The opportunity for winter tourism is even greater with dog sledding, snowshoeing, skiing, ice-fishing and more. There could be lessons provided, accommodations and food in an experiential package. Location is ideal, as there is an adjacent ski hut and trail system. During summer, why not have campsites and offer a nature park?

In the meantime, I will enjoy some childhood fun and slide down the hill! Be sure to visit Deep Cove, just a few kilometres from the Town of Anchor Point.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA
The Straits-White Bay North
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Polar Bear Visited St. Anthony, NL…Many Moons Ago

This was not the first or the last Polar Bear to find its way into the Town of St. Anthony on the Peninsula`s Northern Tip.

The bear is quite impressive in size as my friend stands at over 6 feet in height. I had taken the time to read the article again which made the Northern Pen Newspaper many moons ago. There is a back story as to how it ended up being preserved and how it died. I won`t spoil it for you, but recommend if you are in Town to visit the preserved bear at the Town Hall during regular business hours.

This is about as close as I`d like to come with a Polar Bear.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA
The Straits-White Bay North

Does Anyone Know the Story behind this Snowmobile?

A miniature replica of an old snowmobile was displayed on the yard in the Town of St. Lunaire-Griquet while I was searching for the Petermann Ice Island! I passed by this item, but was told to take a snap.

Does anyone know the history behind this piece of art?

Live Rural NL

Christopher C. Mitchelmore

Twitter/LiveRuralNL

 

Salmon Symposium at Torrent River – June 24-26, 2011

Torrent River is renown for its superior salmon rivers. Droves of locals and travellers flock to the rivers to hook a salmon. Salmon enthusiasts mark your calendars as Torrent Rivers is hosting a Salmon Symposium at Hawke’s Bay from June 24-26, 2011. Below is a schedule of events:

Schedule of Events

There will be nightly entertainment with a Tribute to Rufus Guinchard on June 24, 2011

As well, an evening of fishing delight on June 25, 2011

For more information visit the Torrent River blog for frequent updates at http://torrentriver.wordpress.com/.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher C. Mitchelmore

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