Thursday Doors – November 2, 2017

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button below. 

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse – Newfoundland 

Note: I’m going to be tied up with work this week so I will be extra slow in responding to comments and getting around to everyone’s posts.

If you are contributing to Thursday Doors this week please make sure to add your post to the link-up list so that it is easy for me and for others to find it. Just look for the blue froggie button at the bottom of this post.

Sitting on a rocky outcrop at the northern entrance to Bonne Bay on Newfoundland’s west coast, Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse has been guiding ships into the bay since 1898.

The lightkeeper’s house, a shed, and a few outbuildings are all part of this heritage status site within Gross Morne National Park.

Hiking trails and guided interpretive walks take visitors around the site, allowing them to discover not only the harsh coastal beauty found in this part of the world, but also the importance of lighthouses throughout history.

The lighthouse was manned continuously from its beginnings right up until automated equipment was installed in 1969.

Robert Lewis was appointed the first keeper of Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse for an annual salary of $504.

Lewis was succeeded in 1902 by William Young who held the position there until his son George took over in 1941. George was the final light keeper staying until it was automated in 1969.

With its many rocky outcrops and uneven shoreline it is easy to understand the need for a light to guide ships into the harbour by night.

The fact that there’s a few well-preserved old buildings to discover is an added bonus.

As always, thanks for stopping by 🙂

Want to join in on the fun and share your own Thursday Doors post with other door lovers? Click on the blue button below to add the link to your Thursday Doors post to our link-up list.

Don’t forget that if you share your blog posts on Twitter and Instagram, use the #ThursdayDoors hashtag to help others find you, and please do take a few minutes to visit some of the Thursday Door posts shared by others.

About Norm 3.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
This entry was posted in Photography, Thursday Doors and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

48 Responses to Thursday Doors – November 2, 2017

  1. reocochran says:

    I love the headlands and the lighthouse, Norm! It was nice to see the views of the Netherlands. One of my grandpa’s came from Sweden. . . Similar landscape. . . 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. prior.. says:

    hope your work stuff is going well…
    and nice doorpost for this week, N…. there is something so nice about white and red.
    also – glad it is automated because it is likely safer – but what a cool job to have (maybe?)
    and loved this description: “harsh coastal beauty”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jennie says:

    Wonderful, Norm. The few lighthouse keepers is impressive. Your doors capture the beauty of this land. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Your photos from your time on Newfoundland convey such a sense of beauty and relaxation. It looks like you had a wonderful time exploring. Lighthouses are always so amazing to see. I’ve seen so few in person. Awesome set of photos Norm!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. beautiful pictures.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Irene says:

    Love the history behind the photos.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tara says:

    A little respite for my eyes this week. Thanks much.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. jesh stg says:

    Love especially the first view, and the one with the wooden fence like structure by the rocky outcrop. What a different life we live in now, so ‘overcrowded” by stimuli that we often forget the basics of living! Thanks for this post as a reminder:)

    Liked by 1 person

  9. JT Twissel says:

    Looks like a lonely place to live – but at least you have lobsters (if the name means anything!)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yes indeed Jan. It’s funny though because from what I’ve read, there was a time when lobster was considered poor fisherman’s food. My how things change, eh?


  10. My father loved lighthouses (as do I), so I especially loved this post as they always remind me of his passion. Did you get to go inside?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Norm 2.0 says:

      No we did not get to go inside. We were there very early in the morning before opening and then were off on a hike elsewhere in the park for the rest of the day.


  11. Wonderful photos. It looks like an amazing place to visit. You captured the feeling perfectly.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Vicky says:

    It feels so remote and rugged, you have captured the loneliness so well in your photos, the lighthouse building so stark against the backdrop. I like the red and white. It seems to fit with the surroundings…

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Dan Antion says:

    I don’t know about your official policy, Norm, but I will always count a lighthouse photo as being totally appropriate to Thursday Doors. I really like the red door on the light keeper’s house. It’s so simple and straight forward, just a door, but it fits the building so well. The other photos (and doors) are beautiful. I’d love to visit this place.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. I lived in Canada for a few years, it’s a beautiful country!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. I’m really enjoying this trip, Norm, and I always love a lighthouse. What I really noticed in many of these shots is how well-maintained the buildings are. I imagine with the weather and damp if you don’t, they could deteriorate rather rapidly.

    Happy Thursday.


    Liked by 1 person

  16. Joanne Sisco says:

    Your photos highlight the primitive ruggedness of this terrain that I find so appealing. Even the moody sky heightens the appeal of Gros Morne.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. joey says:

    Splendid. Very pleasing to my eyes. I love your peek through the fence.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Absolutely beautiful. I’m sure glad you took a break because you came back with some gorgeous scenery and doors. 🙂 These are handsome buildings.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Pistachios says:

    Must have been an incredible place to live and work — and for so long too!
    All the cloud cover gives a bit of an ominous feel to the photos, but I always felt lighthouses had that sort of intrigue about them…

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.