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Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Petty Harbour, Newfoundland"

Petty Harbour is over 200 years old and is the site of the first hydroelectric generating plant in Newfoundland. It is nestled deep in the heart of Motion Bay and Maddox Cove and is a most scenic community with a population of about 900. The waters around Petty Harbour always seem to be turbulant especially during changes in tides so kayaing is aways interesting there. Steve and I did some fishing here during the recreational cod fishery during the fall. The colors were spectacular on the rolling hills near by.

Petty Harbour also has some claim to fame in the film industry. Such movies as; "Hatching, Matching and Dispatching", "Orca", "A Whale Of A Tale", "Rare Birds", "John and THe Mrs", and parts of "The Terry Fox Story" have all had some involvement in this small friendly place you can access on the way to the Cape Spear Lighthouse, the most Eastern location in North America.

Alan Doyle of "Great Big Sea" a successful band from Newfoundland is from the Town of Petty Harbour.

It is hard not to be charmed by the community and even easier to enjoy a decent paddle just inside and outside the protecting walls of her harbour.

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