Placentia and the Cape Shore
Placentia and the Cape Shore have many features that make the area a popular for photography. Placentia, only 130 kilometres from the capital city of St. John’s, has a unique lift-bridge that spans the tumultuous tides of ‘the gut’ (the narrow opening to the harbour), many archaeological sites (some partially re-constructed), many beaches and trails with great access to nature and wildlife. Around town there are several excellent examples of late-19th century Newfoundland architecture including O’Reilly House Museum. As well a beacon for stunning vistas is Castle Hill National Historic Site. One of the two Marine Atlantic ferry links from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia (via Argentia) and is within easy distance of the scenic Cape Shore . While travelling the scenic Cape Shore one can see spectacular coastlines on route to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve; when travelling by boat, the inner reaches of Placentia Bay are unbelievable in through the lens of a camera.
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