Posted by: sunnyharvy | August 10, 2012

Cupids and hearts

I took another walk around this charming town this morning before heading out. Brigus is so RV friendly that they even provide two free stations for dump out and water fill-up. We have not seen this anywhere else we’ve traveled.

Along our way up the Northern Avalon Peninsula, we visited Cupids Harbour and Cove, the first English Settlement in Canada. The setting is quite striking as a massive rock formation looms above the harbor.

Terrible road conditions caused us to cut across the peninsula rather than explore the northern tip. Heart’s Content was at the other end of the cutoff. This is where the first transcontinental cable from Europe came ashore 146 years ago. Of course they have a museum about the cable and you can actually see the remnants of the rusty cable on the beach. The villages of Heart’s Desire and Heart’s Delight followed, but they are only notable for their names.

We called it a day relatively early at a campground near Whiteway. The site includes 2 large ponds as well as an ocean shore. We got the last site available, which is very private due to surrounding dense forest. We biked and hiked down to and along the shore before dinner.

Tomorrow we will head further west toward the center of “The Rock” and up the Bonavista Peninsula.

Cloudy, foggy, some sun and warm. 63 miles

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  1. what a beautiful photo of the boats and red shack! such delightful town names Cupids Harbor Hearts Delight Hearts Desire Hearts Content


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