Monday, January 09, 2012

Bay Bulls







Bay Bulls

Bay Bulls is located on the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula. This is an interesting town because they have really diversified the economy since the downturn of the northern cod fishery in the 1980s and 1990s. Though there may still be a few fishermen operating, there are a few whale and puffin tour operators as well as other tourism-related businesses such as bed and breakfast, gift shops and restaurants. (Captain Murphy's, seen in the third photo, operates out of Witless Bay, the next community along the Irish Loop). The net in the second photo is a cod farm, one of the first aquaculture experiments in the province. There are also farms, cattle, horseback riding, boat manufacturing, as well as a service centre for the offshore oil industry.

Bay Bulls is a busy town, especially during the summer months. I've been visiting this town since 1982 and have many photos of this scenic area since that time.

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