Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Happy Adventure




Happy Adventure - pupulation 227


According to local lore, the name,has three possible origins. Some speculate it is a reflection of the joyful experience of the first settlers in finding such a welcoming environment. Some say the community was named to commemorate a ship belonging to 17th century pirate Peter Easton. While other still, suggest the community was named by George Holbrook, a British Admiralty hydrographer who surveyed Newman Sound in 1817 and sheltered in one of Happy Adventure's coves during a storm.


Already had your Happy Adventure? Well what about these other Newfoundland communities:

Halfway Tucks, Halls Town, Hampden, Hannah Cove, Hant's Harbour, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Harbour Breton, Harbour Buffett, Harbour Deep, Harbour Grace, Harbour Island, Harbour Le Cou, Harbour Mille, Harbour Round, Harcourt, Hardy's Cove, Hare Bay, Harnum Point, Harricott, Harris Point, Harrys Brook, Hatchet Cove, Hawke's Bay, Hay Cove, Haystacks, Head Harbour, Heart's Content, Heart's Delight, Heart's Desire, Heatherton, Henley Harbour, Hermitage, Herring Neck, Hibbs Cove, Hickman's Harbour, High Beach, Highlands, Hillgrade, Hillview, Hodderville, Holton, Holyrood, Hoop Cove, Hooping Harbour, Hopewell, Horwood, Howley, Humber Village

30 comments:

  1. I actually love how you have a place in Newfoundland called Happy Adventure, it looks and sounds amazing!

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    1. you can have quite an adventure..lol

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  2. If I visit, I'm adding "Happy Valley-Goose Bay" on my itinerary, just for the name bragging rights.

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    1. it would be something to brag about

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  3. Seriously loving these scenic photgraphs and imaginative place names, I will be bookmarking this site for inspiration in the future...

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    1. thanks! there are lots of cool names here if you're ever stuck

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  4. Wherever it came from, who wouldn't want to live in a place called Happy Adventure?

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    1. you'd have to smile every time you read out your address

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  5. That is a terrific name for a place regardless of how it came about.

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  6. I want to move to half of these places!!!

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  7. I can only imagine my life if I lived in a place with that name, or Heart's Delight, or Haystacks for that matter! I have to head out there sometime

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    1. the mailing address alone would make one jealous :)

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  8. Happy Adventure, Heart's Content, Heart's Delight and Heart's Desire... sounds like someone was very pleased with the locale!

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  9. that's a great collection of places that start with an H! Now I'm curious as to how Happy Adventure really got its name.

    Great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. can't be sure, but you can always imagine

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    1. small towns all around the coastline - that would be Newfoundland :)

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  11. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z Challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge. I'm a new follower!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  12. Love your theme for the challenge. Newfoundland has some great names. I'd love to go there. Maybe one of these summers I'll get there.I usually only make it as far as North Sydney. I've seen the Newfoundland ferry. Next time I'll have to get on it.

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    1. you should get on that ferry for sure!

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  13. How could a place called Happy Adventure be anything but wonderful?

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  14. Beautiful view! I'm sure I'd be in joy heaven if I were there!

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