It’s not a long, long way to Piccaire…abandoned outport Newfoundland

 

Piccaire is a special place on Long Island, south coast of Newfoudnland, Canada. One of the many outports that were resettled as part of the then government’s centralisation of population plan.

The resettlement program had many critics, as they noted that it resulted in what was likened to a “cultural genocide” as rural Newfoundland society became decimated. The cod moratorium of 1992 was another blow to the outport communities, whose entire economies were based on the ocean and its resources. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_outport)

Breakheart, Piccarie, Round Harbour, Stone Valley, Raymond’s Point, Patrick’s Harbour, Harbour Galley and Gaultois are the eight communities that were once located on the island. The communities were home to hundreds of people. Today, Gaultois is the only inhabited community.

Now Piccaire  is a popular destination of trail walkers – a stunning 3 hour return trip from the charming village of Gaultois.

 

dsc03792dsc03795dsc03798dsc03800dsc03806dsc03813dsc03816dsc03820dsc03822dsc03826dsc03828dsc03830dsc03837dsc03840dsc03844dsc03847dsc03855dsc03856dsc03857dsc03860dsc03861dsc03865dsc03868dsc03874dsc03875dsc03876dsc03880dsc03882dsc03890dsc03895dsc03911

dsc03919
” target=”_blank”>the awesome Green Team – watch the video

” target=”_blank”>https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fccnl.ca%2Fvideos%2F10157461610550611%2F&show_text=0&width=560

 

dsc03931dsc03938dsc03943dsc03946dsc03949

 

1929446_12304177804_4970_n
The lovely Phyllis Harris (nee Hunt) by pond at Piccaire 1957
1151044_10151694293001731_1111508680_n
life was sweet and simple for the children of Piccarie

 

14518658_10157420275430328_488483709_n
Chad Simms: horse grazing in Piccaire

The dark one was a Newfoundland pony the chest nut Color one his name is Spike and the dark brown one is Lady…

We had one horse first and we gaze our horses there for almost 20 years.

They met a lot to us I use to ride around the town of Gaultois almost everyday and my dad use to gather fire wood with the Newfoundland pony every winter and we use to take the horses and go up for wenier roasts. it was amazing to grow up with so much freedom in Gaultois.

 

 

Discover Piccaire:

 

 

Looking for somewhere to stay while you enjoy the unique experience of Gaultois?

Check out Whale Song Cottage:

 

dsc04429


Whale Song Cottage an authentic outport experience

Gaultois, NL, Canada

<blockquote>Whale Song Cottage is located in Gaultois on Long Island in the Coast of Bays on the southern coast of Newfoundland. This is a very special, but little known outport (can only be reached by boat or…</blockquote></div>https://www.airbnb.ca/embeddable/airbnb_jssdk</div>

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “It’s not a long, long way to Piccaire…abandoned outport Newfoundland

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s