Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Joe Batt's Arm


Joe Batt's Arm


The largest community on Fogo Island, the shores of Joe Batt's were used byt the Beothuk (the native Indians of Newfoundland), to hunt and gather food as well as to rest on their journeys to the Funk Islands, even before the first European settlers.


"Jumpin' Je'sus b'y! Some fine lookin' J's"
Jack Ladder, Jackson's Arm, Jacques Fontaine, Jamestown, Jean de Baie,
Jeffrey's, Jenkins Cove, Jerrys Nose, Jersey Harbour, Jerseyside, Jim's Cove, Job's Cove, John's Beach, Journois, Jumpers Brook, Juniper Stump

26 comments:

  1. Glorious view! I envision myself standing there!

    Like those "J" words!

    Have a wonderful day - continue to be inspired along the way!!

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    1. there are not a lot of J names, but enough

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  2. I'm with Claudia, would love to visit one day.
    Karen

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  3. It must have been hard to choose from those J's.

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    1. I was just sizing up my map, wait until we get to the R and S's

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  4. From the photo it looks beautiful, all of the J places sound pretty cool.

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  5. Joe Batt's is a great place to kayak. I'm really enjoying this tour. :)

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    1. I wish husband wasn't afraid of the water, I've been looking for a sea kyaking partner for a while

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  6. Beautiful! Looks like a gorgeous day out on the bay! Best regards to you. Ruby

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  7. Funk Islands? Wonderful.

    And some great J-names.

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  8. Really like to know where that name originated.

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    1. Legend has it that the name of the community comes from the first European settler, possibly a deserter of Captain James Cook in the early 1750s. The community is shaped as an inlet and in those days it was called an 'Arm'. The deserter - Joseph Batt settled here and the locals like him so much that they gave it the name Joe Batt's Arm.

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  9. It looks peaceful and has an interesting name. But I'm more intrigued by the "Funk Islands."

    xoRobyn

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    1. The name sounds better than it is... its a small, barren, isolated, uninhabited island

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  10. Oh, I love the photo. Look at the sunlight on the one side of the building.

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  11. That's a great name!
    I'm drawn to the "Funk Islands." I've got all kinds of "funkadelic" songs battling for space in my head right now...

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    1. I am picturing an all out laser show inside your head right now! :)

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