Early morning photograph of the colourful buildings in Rocky Harbour. The harbour was previously known as Small Bay or Little Harbour. The town is near the entrance of Bonne Bay. Arrowheads have been found in the area which proved that Micman Indians once lived here. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the harbour was frequented by French fishermen. The first year the town of Rocky Harbour appeared in the census figures was in 1874, when it had a population of 35. Following the opening of Gros Morne National Park in 1973, the population further increased and services such as an RCMP detachment was added. In 2011, the population was 979.
A shot of the rapids.
We spent the early morning photographing around the beach in Rocky Harbor.
The Norris Point area.
We came across a great little Inn in Norris Point which would have been another great spot to stay in.
People were very friendly in Newfoundland. No-one ever had a problem with us trespassing on property to take some photographs. Sometimes people would even invite us onto their deck.
Richard photographing on the beach.
A pretty classic view of the area. There were some kids playing in the fields.
On the way back to Rocky Harbour, a storm came up. We stopped the car to photograph just before the rain came. An observation about Gros Morne was that it could be raining in one spot and a few miles away, the sun could be out.
We had dinner at a local pub with great fish and chips. After dinner, I took a couple of photos of the docks of Rocky Harbour. Lots of storm clouds tonight.
After dinner we drove to the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1897, a great place to watch sunsets or crashing waves on stormy days. The automated light is still run by the Canadian Coast Guard.
A view from the lighthouse looking out to the ocean.