Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula

The Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, by far the largest peninsula in the province, covers an area of approximately 17 000 km2. It consists of the Long Range Mountains and low-lying coastal areas which,together, help enhance the natural beauty of the area. The highway leading into the area, for the most part, overlooks the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the west, with an equally impressive view of the Long Range Mountains to the east.
Despite the large area, the peninsula has a population of less than 10 000 people. Fishing, forestry, and tourism are the key industries employing most local residents.

My recent trip to the area was quite a drive from Notre Dame Bay to the tip of the peninsula, a distance of approximately 800 km. My main goal was to view the icebergs that were “spawned” from the Petermann Ice Island parked in that region. I was not disappointed. The area around St. Carols and Goose Cove near St Anthony had quite a few of the ‘monsters’. Here’s a few of some of the many scenes captured along the way.

Near Goose Cove, Newfoundland.

Sunset over bergs.

Another drifter.

Point Riche, Port aux Choix

Salmon angler, Torrent River, Hawkes Bay.

Cape Norman

Fishing Point, St. Anthony

St. Carol's

Moving Ice, St. Carol's

Quirpon

L'Anse aux Meadows

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~ by spencedove on August 29, 2011.

One Response to “Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula”

  1. Looks like a great trip for photography. It’s been a long time since I’ve been up that way. Great images Spence. I like the coastal lighthouse shot and moving ice. Hope you have enjoyed the little summer we have had.

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