Bell Island, 2015


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We revisited Bell Island with our family by Ferry during our 2015 visit. We had a great fish and chips atDicks’s Fish and Chips, which we can highly recommend. Situated on the beach, next to the ferry terminal, this is an ideal place to start or end your visit to Bell Island.” – Bell Island.net. We did the Underground Mine Tour, photos coming soon and then we headed to one of our favorite places, the Bell Island Lighthouse.

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Bell Island Lighthouse.

“Located in the middle of Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Bell Island’s terrain and coastal structure allow bird watchers the opportunity to find many different types of birds not normally seen in a single location in other areas of the province. At the ferry landing, and especially on the cliffs adjacent to the Lighthouse, the bird watcher can view the nesting colonies of the Black Guillemot; at the Grebe’s Nest site – hundreds of starlings flying from nearby fields to nests located in the cliffs; or the beautiful great black-backs at the Bell at the southern end of the island. Wandering around the island one can frequently see different sandpipers and snipe. The grassland sections of the island offer one the opportunity to see kestrels and merlins and many different types of sparrows. In the forested sections of Bell Island look for robins, grosbeaks and woodpeckers. No wonder Bell Island is becoming known as The Belle of the Bay.– ” – Bell Island

Bell Island Lighthouse.

“Construction started in 1939 and it officially opened in 1940. This lighthouse performed a very important function during World War II, with its call letters of “n” for nuts and “a” for apple informing the loaded ore carriers in Conception Bay that a convoy was waiting for them.” – Geotourism


Bell Island Lighthouse.

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Bell Island Lighthouse

Stacks at Bell Island Lighthouse.

stack is a geological landform consisting of a steep and often vertical column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast, isolated by erosion.[1] Stacks are formed through processes of coastal geomorphology, which are entirely natural. Time, wind and water are the only factors involved in the formation of a stack.[2] They are formed when part of a headland is eroded by hydraulic action, which is the force of the sea or water crashing against the rock. The force of the water weakens cracks in the headland, causing them to later collapse, forming free-standing stacks and even a small island. Without the constant presence of water, stacks also form when a natural arch collapses undergravity, due to sub-aerial processes like wind erosion. Stacks can provide important nesting locations for seabirds, and many are popular for rock climbing.” – Wikipedia

Bell Island Lighthouse.

There is a restaurant at the lighthouse. 
Underground Mine Tour coming soon.

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Bell Island Tickle.

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Man made Cave at Grebe’s nest on Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©
St. Johns, 2013.
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Stack at Grebe’s Nest, Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Nikon D70 ©
St. Johns, 2013.
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Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada.


Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. 2011,
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Bell Island, Newfoundland. 2002 35 m.m. ©
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6 comments

    • Dit is, daar is ook baie voëls, veral op die “stacks”.

      Omdat die eiland so hoog is is daar nie eintlik ‘n strand om van te praat nie, ook maar goed want diw water is koud!

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