What it didn't looked like in 1605... (35)
|aka No contrails fourhundred years ago...|
In this shot I share with you a sunset seen from "The Rock"
across the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, to the "mainland".
Newfoundland&Labrador is a province of Canada, its capital: St. John's
The first English colony in what would become Canada was established here in 1611 by a group of Devon fishermen. The coast of Labrador < across the Gulf of Saint Lawrence > became part of Newfoundland in 1809. One hundred and forty years later, Newfoundland joined the confederation. The official name became Newfoundland and Labrador in 1964.
"With its own dialect, frequent insulating fogs, its own diverse traditions, and even its own time zone, thirty minutes off everyone else's, Newfoundland is connected to the mainland by airplanes that are often crippled by the thick fog, by storm-tossed ferries that must also be icebreakers to dodge icebergs like the one that sank the Titanic nearby, and by the political paper that, formally at least, made it a part of Canada." -- The Canadians (1992) Andrew H. Malcolm
The contrails seen in this shot are tracks left by aircraft flying between the Eastern Seaboard of North America and Europe. They are part of the reason we see a gradual warming of the oceans, and a melting of the polar icecap.
The shot was taken from the cliffs near Little Port, which is about as far as one can go by road along the south side of the Humber River. The river is approximately 120 kilometres long, rising in the Long Range Mountains; flowing southeast then southwest, through Deer Lake, to the Bay of Islands past Corner Brook.