Fog often surrounds Battle Island in Southern Labrador, Canada making it sometimes impossible to reach this historic fishing village by either boat or air. On occasion, people have been stranded for a day or two on Battle Island due to dense fog, making it impossible for the ferry to leave the harbour.Around 1770, a fishery opened on Battle Island and times were thriving for this small fishing village. The harbour was always full of boats coming and leaving the island up until 1991 when the fishery was discontinued. Battle Harbour become more isolated every day as staff members left and residents moved which eventually led to six years of restoration work starting in 1992 to bring this historic fishing village to life again.When pulling into Battle Harbour in Southern Labrador, old fishing stages and boats line the waterfront. In the backdrop historic buildings that house a general store, an assortment of accommodations that are decorated with periodic furnishings, a church and buildings exploding with artifact exhibits are all open to the public.Boardwalks, old cart roads and paths make it easy to tour around Battle Harbour where you can also view some of the island's natural plant life or wildlife. From the shores of Battle Harbour, it is likely that you can see seals playing in the water or Orca, Humpbacks or dolphins swimming close by.Battle Harbour in Southern Labrador is a unique place to explore where you can wander throughout this historic village and see how people's lives used to be back in the 1800's. For those who love a real adventure, Battle Harbour should be high on the list of things to do while in Southern Labrador. Due to pack ice and the cold winter months, trips to Battle Harbour are only available from the middle of June to the middle of September every year.The historic fishing village of Battle Harbour situated on Battle Island at the entrance to the St Lewis Inlet seen from the ferry, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Southern Labrador, Labrador, Atlantic Canada, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.0, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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