Irish Loop, N.L.


One day of our recent Newfoundland vacation, we drove part of the Irish Loop, which we have done before, it was very cold and rained almost all day.

Saltbox house.

“The Irish Loop refers to an area that encircles the shores of Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula. The area is named after the Irish immigrants that first inhabited this part of Newfoundland, and for the geography which resembles their homeland. This tour around the Irish Loop can be done in a day at a leisurely pace or is best done over a couple of days to truly enjoy the scenery, history and the people.” – Irish Loop

Crab Traps
Admiral’s Beach

Moose
Holyrood vicinity
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Admiral’s Beach
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Garbage containers that look like lobster traps.
Admiral’s Beach
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We had a wonderful lunch at the Trepassey Motel
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Trepassey Motel
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Hunting Shack in the fog.
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The next day was much better weather, so we completed our trip of the Irish Loop.

Brigus South
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Fishing Stage
Brigus South

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“A fishing stage is a wooden vernacular building, typical of the rough traditional buildings associated with the cod fishery in Newfoundland, Canada. Stages are located at the water’s edge or “landwash”, and consist of an elevated platform on the shore with working tables and sheds at which fish are landed and processed for salting and drying. Traditionally, they are painted with a red ochre paint, though colours other than red are sometimes seen.” – Wikipedia

Fishing Stage
Brigus South

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Brigus South
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“Pigeon Inlet (TV series) Based on the the famous Ted Russell stories this series was shot on location in Brigus South because of the small quaintness the community gave. Also Brigus South contained many houses, many of which were used in the show, that resembled the ones from the time when Russell wrote these enjoyable stories. About 20 episodes were filmed and starred many Newfoundland actors as well as several people in the community.” – 3Telus.net

We hiked the La Manche Falls Trail, which we have done before.
25 degrees Celsius.
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“The La Manche Falls Trail begins at the picnic area and runs upstream, along the La Manche River, to a waterfall. The hike can be completed in approximately one hour. Vegetation along the trail includes marsh (which is a rare habitat in Newfoundland), bog and mixed forest. Swimming is not recommended in the falls area. The La Manche Village Trail begins at the Fire Exit Road [see mapPDF(58.8 KB)]. The trail is approximately 1.25 kilometres long and the return trip takes about an hour. At the abandoned village site you can cross the bridge to travel north along the East Coast Trail system or you can travel south.” – N.L. Gov

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Petty Harbour
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Petty Harbor
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The Colony of Avalon Archaeology Site located at Ferryland in Newfoundland’s Irish Loop.

One of our favorite places on the Irish Loop is Ferryland, but the first time we visited it was covered in fog, the second time it was winter and this time it was raining so much we couldn’t take photos.

Newfoundland
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10 Responses to Irish Loop, N.L.

  1. Cindy says:

    It looks very quaint, Tok. That fishing stage looks as though it;s about to topple over :O

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  2. nrhatch says:

    Beautiful post, Tok! Love the quaint fishing shacks and the lovely shoreline. The food looked good too! 😀

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  3. souldipper says:

    I love the Newfoundlanders and their paint! Do you think it’s so they will see the huts from the sea?😀

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  4. Naomi says:

    Gorgeous pics, Tok! Cool to see a passing moose too😀

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  5. Tammy says:

    These are beautiful! I’ve never been and would love to someday.

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  6. Tokeloshe says:

    It’s an experience !
    Although we have visited most of the places before, we still enjoyed it.

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