Monday, 15 September 2014

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

This past weekend, we enjoyed visiting a spectacular area of our province........the Bonavista peninsula!  We rented  a beautiful ocean-view cottage in Bonavista for Saturday night, and hiked the area of the famous Cape Bonavista lighthouse on Sunday.  Take a look at the lighthouse from where we hiked.............

I was fascinated by the fence around the small outbuilding just down the hill from the lighthouse--here's a closer look..........

 A little research revealed that this type of fence is a traditional Newfoundland windbreak made of vertically woven whips or saplings, aka 'Riddled' Fence or 'Rigglin' Fence. The Dictionary of Newfoundland gives a good description--click here to read it.  Isn't it fabulous!!??

This is a provincial historic site, with a very nice interpretive area and a statue of John Cabot......

As we continued on our hike,we were totally drawn to this hilltop where visitors have left literally thousands of Inukshuks.  What a beautiful feeling to stand among them----Have a look...................

 This is hubby's contribution.........

Hope you all had a great weekend, and have an even greater week!!


  1. Love the pictures, especially the fence. Interesting too.

  2. Beautiful photos, Kate! Love the lighthouse!

  3. You live in such a beautiful place, timeless. That first photo looks like a painting. You must have quite a camera!