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Northern Bay with its beautiful sandy beach, one of the best natural pools for swimming in the province, is set amongst rocky cliffs that offer opportunities to explore walking trails and sea caves scattered about the area.

Western Bay, best known as the birthplace of one of Canada's most respected poets, E.J. Pratt, also provides excellent salmon and trout fishing.

While in Salmon Cove relax on Salmon Cove Beach. Over � km in length and covered with soft grey sand, the beach is surrounded with cliffs and beautiful scenery and is home to the wild legume crop "The Beach Pea". Take advantage of swimming in the crystal clear water.

Be sure to visit the Heritage Park, home of the Newfoundland Pony, while in Victoria. The stable for the ponies, along with a museum are operated by the Newfoundland Pony Society. You can also stop at the Newfoundland Power Hydro Electrical Museum, constructed in 1904, this was the second hydro electrical plant in Newfoundland. It was the only electrical power source serving Conception Bay North and Heart's Content. At present it houses the original turbines and equipment from the periods 1904, 1907 and 1914.

Carbonear is rich with a history of pirates, battles, a princess and a wealthy fishery. As you enter the town you can see Carbonear Island located at the mouth of the harbour.

In 1614, Carbonear Island's natural defenses were taken advantage of when the settlement was raided by the notorious pirate, Peter Easton. There were many unsuccessful attempts by Peter Easton and the French to destroy Carbonear Island but it wasn't until 66 years later when the French finally succeeded. The little island that once thundered with gun fire and battle became recognized as having National Historic Significance in 1981. Be sure to visit the many heritage structures and don't forget the Sheila NaGeira Play, a legend of love and larceny, based on the legendary princess. A definite must see!



Newfoundland Time: 2/20/2005 5:46:51 AM

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