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The Doors of Woody Point – Newfoundland
After a much-needed 3-week blogging break it feels good to be back for more door fun.
While away, we met up with some friends and spent some outdoorsy/hiking-type vacation time with them in Gros Morne National Park in western Newfoundland.
Over the next few weeks you can expect to see doors found while visiting some of the lovely remote fishing villages in this beautiful part of the world.
And if you’re interested, I’ve also been sharing some of my non-door, hiking and nature pics from Newfoundland over on my Instagram page.
But before I jump into that I do want to take a minute to thank the three guest hosts who held down the fort while I was away:
My sincere thanks to all three of you!
Seriously friends, if you are not already following these three fun, funny, and talented people, please do yourself a favour and go check them out – I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.
And now to the Doors 🙂
Woody Point – Population 281, is a historic fishing village on the southern arm of Bonne Bay in the heart of Gros Morne National Park.
From the mid 19th century until a devastating fire destroyed a good portion of its homes and businesses in 1922, Woody Point was a bustling community considered the unofficial capital of Western Newfoundland.
Today aside from a smaller scale fishing industry that is gradually making a comeback, it is an idyllic spot with a growing artistic community that attracts tourists from all over the world.
For outdoor adventure enthusiasts it is the perfect home base for hikes into the world-renowned Tablelands section of the park.
It was raining off and on for most of the short time spent in this area, but overcast skies and misty conditions make for even light, and can even add drama to shots.
So if you’re careful to keep your lens dry it can be well worth taking a stroll through a village like this despite the rain.
We walked along Water St. next to the docks where the fishing boats come in.
It felt so good to slow down and unplug,
and take life at a much more relaxing pace.
Then off to check out the local church which of course was up the hill on higher ground. Its door was nice, but somehow I was hoping for better.
As a bald eagle soared over the bay keeping watch over his territory,
we went back down by the water to the lighthouse sitting on a beautiful bluff out on the edge of town.
With nice shops and restaurants, great hiking and sightseeing, and lots of natural beauty to slow down and admire, Woody Point was well worth the visit even on a rainy day. I only wish we cold have lingered there a little longer.
As always, thanks so much for visiting 🙂
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