Friday, March 02, 2007

Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

I haven't sent seascape photos for a while so when I came across these two images from scanned slides, I decided to let the people on this list (from all around the world) see what the cliffs around Bell Island look like. You can see the steep cliffs of sedimentary rock in today's photos that are typical around the island.

Bell Island is located in Conception Bay and you have to take a short ferry ride to get on and off the island. I have visited Bell Island many times and have never been disappointed in the photographic ops there.

In years gone by, Bell Island had one of the largest iron ore mines in the world. In fact ships were sunk there by German U-Boats during the second world war. The sunken ships are a popular diving site. Most recently a team of professional cave divers have been exploring the flooded mine shafts that go under Conception Bay. They are hoping to offer adventure diving opportunities to other cave divers from around the world.

If you would like to see more photos of this scenic location, feel free to visit my Bell Island Gallery.

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