Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Bonavista


Pronounced BAWN-ah-VIS-tah


Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot), was contracted by England’s Henry VII to find new lands, and a sea route to the Orient. Cabot set sail from Bristol, England in his ship the Matthew in 1497. When Cabot first saw land he’s reputed to have said "O Buon Vista" (“Oh, Happy Sight!”)

Been to Bonavista? Well have you been to....
Baccalieu Island, Bachelor's Cove, Bacon Cove, Back Shore, Badger's Quay Baie de Loutre, Bailey's Cove, Bait Cove, Bakeapple Bight, Baker's Cove, Balcalhoa Island, Bald Nap, Balena, Ballyntine Cove, Ballyhack, Bane Harbor, Bar Haven, Bareneed, Barachois, Barr'd Harbour, Barren Island, Barrocks, Bartletts Harbour, Bateau Cove, Battle Harbour, Bauline East, Batteau, Battle Harbour, Bay de L'Eau, Bay L'Argent, Bayly's Cove, Beaches, Beau Bois, Beaumont, Bell Island, Belleoram, Bellevue, Berry Head, Biscay Bay, Birchy Bay, Black Tickle, Blow Me Down, Bluff Head Cove, Boat Harbour, Bottle Cove, Boxey, Brazils, Brigus, Brighton, Brown's Arm, Buchans Junction, Buckle's Point, Bull Cove, Burgoyne's Cove, Butter Cove

58 comments:

  1. Bonavista sounds like such a cool place to me. Sadly I don't think I've been to any of the places on that list!

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    1. They are all in Newfoundland - you'll have to save your pennies and take a trip!

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  2. Cool light house. Reminds me of a circus tent. (And I just love the circus!)

    Is Brazils meant to be plural?

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    1. Yep, Brazils is plural (we say it like brazz - ills)

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  3. Lol, it reminded me of a circus tent too!

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    1. I never even thought of a circus tent, but I do now

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  4. not been to any of those places but love to visit anyplace with water!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. Bonavista is a great place, especially if you enjoy the outdoors.

    Another great post.

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    1. love the outdoors - and the smell of salt :)

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  6. Oh, how charming! Are all those places in Newfoundland? The sky looks so close in that picture, which is funny. You'd think a place known for cold would not be that way.

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    1. All of them are in Newfoundland! when its snowing the sky is really close :)

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  7. Love the photo, as well as the slice of history.

    Never been to any of those places. :( The farthest north I've ever gotten was Nova Scotia. I was in Bridgewater though, which is a 'B' word. Does that count?

    --j--

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    1. Cape Breton (Nova Scotia) is similar to Newfoundland - so it kind of counts :)

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  8. Wow..that's colourful. Talk about a landmark.

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  9. It's beautiful! Love the bright reds.

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  10. Wow - Baygirl32! Thats a lot of b - words! I have to congratulate you on coming up with those words so consistently!

    Looking forward to C-ing what you come up with tomorrow!! May you continue to prosper along the way!!

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    1. I can't take all the credit - the map of the province really helps :)

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  11. gotta love our province for all the funky town names!!

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    1. yep! and these aren't even the "good" ones LOL

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  12. I have a feeling I'm going to learn a lot from you!!

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  13. Great to hear the origin of the town's name. Looks bonnie!

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  14. Pretty darn interesting! Nice photo also. I also thought it was a circus or revival tent when I first saw it.

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    1. I didn't think circus tent at all - prehaps if a real circus ever came to the island....

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  15. Such a nice story, would love to visit one day!

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  16. Look at that eye-catching color and view! Nice.

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  17. I've been to Bauline! One way in, same way out...unless you go by sea, of course. It was gorgeous there!

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    1. Yeah! that the only B you been to?

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  18. What a perfect picture, "Oh Happy Sight!" just seems to fit it. Newfoundland is on my wish list of places to visit.

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    1. It is a great place to visit! hope you make it some day

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  19. What a beautiful harbor...and your list of "B" places are bountiful.

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    1. there are many beautiful bays in Newfoundland

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  20. Your list of B places are great and I have not been to any of them. LOL! Maybe I should take a few names off of your list and visit them. Great post!

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  21. Popping in from the A to Z challenge-- and to say that unfortunately, I haven't been to any of those places.

    I'm an artist from New York, and I love being near the water. It's a huge inspiration for me!

    Good luck with the rest of this challenge, and thank you for such a broad bounty of "B" buena vistas! <3

    *~* Julia *~* http://beautifullywhimsical.blogspot.com *~*

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    1. The water is an amazing inspiration!

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  22. Super interesting! I don't know much about Newfoundland. Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Those first few coves definitly stir the appetite...

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    1. BACON Cove - yep that makes my mouth water

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  24. Wow, that's a lot of places beginning with "B" you've researched up on there! Nice work!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  25. I love the lighthouse - they're structures that have always interested me. The one in the photo is wonderful.

    You must be having fun researching all the place names for this challenge. I'm enjoying the virtual tour.

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    1. Some mornings its a bit of a tongue twister!

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  26. I love the beautiful blue skies in the picture! It's my favourite colour! Lucky to have great weather like that!

    Nice to meet you through the A-Z Challenge!

    English Speaking Zone

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    1. Blue is nice - sky blue has so many shades its fascinating

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  27. Beautiful photo! What a great place!

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