Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for....Isle aux Morts


Isle aux Morts - pronounced AISLE-ah-MORT


With a population of 813, this small community is on the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland, close to Port aux Basques. The town is named after a formerly inhabited nearby island and is a reference to the many shipwrecks off the coast.


Heard of Isle aux Morts? What about these Newfoundland I's?
Iggiak, Independent, Indian Bay, Indian Cove, Indian Harbour, Iona, Ireland's Eye, Irishtown, Irvine, Island Cove, Island Harbour, Isle aux Morts, Islington, Ivanhoe

37 comments:

  1. Ivanhoe? I thought that is a character, but now I find out it is also a destination. Nice!

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    1. prehaps that's where the Character name originated?

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  2. Seems like a really good place to see Bay Girl.

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  3. Irelands eye....now how did that place get its name? It sounds like it would be green and beautiful and full of descendants of original Irish settlers.

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    1. Ireland's eye is currently a ghost town only assessible by boat (but is on my list of places in NL to visit)

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  4. Is the translation Isle of the Dead (shipwrecks?)?

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  5. I love the French places names of Newfoundland, and Isle aux Morts has to be the best.

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    1. if only we pronounced them correctly

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  6. Some of the travel mags highlight these islands upon occasion. I'd love to visit one or two. Isle aux Morts' name really tickles the imagination.

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    1. it tickles my imagination every time I say it

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  7. 813 people? I couldn't ever live some place that secluded. It must be really hard to get internet service in a place like that. Or the movie theater, or a sewing store!

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    1. some things are harder to get, I agree (most instances you need to drive to another community) but there are aspects of small town living I love

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  8. Something about all those I places sounds very cold to this Georgia girl.

    Lucy

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    1. I bet they do! we still have clumps of snow remaining in the yard :)

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  9. I would enjoy a small community, as long as my internet connection was good.

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    1. Internet connection is not that great!

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  10. This place looks interesting. I needed an I vacation spot for my blog post today. Who knew there were so many I locales?

    ScribblesFromJenn
    Happy A to Z-ing!

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  11. Ireland's Eye is a ghost town??? ooooooh, now I want to go, too!

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  12. serene, and lovely. thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow there are a lot of places that begin with the letter I! Cool post.:)

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  14. There's an "Ireland's Eye" off the East coast of...Ireland. A small island.

    With a name like Isle-aux-Morts, I guessed there had to be a grim aspect to the naming. Shipwrecks qualify.

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    1. shipwrecks always bring to mind pirates :)

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  15. Living by the water has to be a joy! Just to come out each morning and - there it is!

    Names of places and their history is exciting to learn about! Thanks for providing them!

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    1. during fishing season its sometimes overpowering - but nothing beats the smell of salt air

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  16. I've never heard of this place, but it sure sounds interesting!

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