Weekend Walk Part II – Lovely Greenspond

There is something about the town of Greenspond in Bonavista North that consistently captures my imagination. Yes, it is known for its wonderful walking trail and its majestic icebergs in spring, but it is magical to me because of much more than that.

No matter how many times I visit, take pictures, or blog about it, this historic community with its many mansard roofs, saltbox homes, and idyllic scenery harkens me back to imaginings of yesteryear when English settlers first came here fromΒ Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Hampshire centuries ago.

These first inhabitants grew Greenspond into a major economic enterprise through fishing and trading, yet today it stands preserved in an “olden day” atmosphere, giving this visitor storybook inspiration of how Newfoundlanders lived before life became modern and fast-paced.

Take a little tour with me through the following photos. The first one is from Facebook but the rest are from our visit there in May.

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Post Office
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Lobster traps seen along the Causeway

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Last but not least: one of my favourites from two years ago

 

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26 thoughts on “Weekend Walk Part II – Lovely Greenspond

  1. Wow, what a nice place! Greenspond is really up north, isn’t it? What’s your connection – do you visit every year? I’ve only been as far north as Nova Scotia and parts of Maine. I have always loved thinking about that part of the world and all the little islands and pieces of land. I imagine the winters in Greenspond are a little chilly!

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  2. Beautiful pictures of Greenspond ,the picture of the post office is my favorite ,but I love them all ,good old memories of the good old days ,my grandmother and grandfather and family lived there ,Norman and Lillian meadus ,meadus,s lane .!Rip .!tks for. Sharing such awesome pictures.!!

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