Thursday, October 22, 2009

A piece of Pouch Cove


The photo below is taken on part of the East Coast Trail with the community of Pouch Cove in the background. Some spots like this do not have safety rails so they are somewhat risky to pass by.

Somewhere near the cliffs of Pouch Cove there was a heroic rescue in 1875. Alfred Moores had himself lowered down a cliff and rescued 11 people from a shipwreck. See plaque below.

5 comments:

Inky said...

beautiful photos once again. I was reading one time about this Moores in 1875. Gosh looking at the photo I got dizzy.. Imagine what he and the other men had to endure..

i found this link about the rescue
http://ngb.chebucto.org/Newspaper-Obits/nf-express-sep1875-jul1876.shtml

charlie said...

That's a great link you sent, thanks inky. I will be reading up on this a little more, and may post about it. Yes, it was very courageous, but life threatening for the rescuers also. I am not certain that the gulch in the photo I have here, is the actual place where the rescue happened. There are other gulches further up the trail. If I ever get there, I will look for a sign which may mark the rescue site.

Inky said...

yw on the link. now you got me wanting to read more.. I will let you know if I find out anything more..

charlie said...

Yes, pls keep me posted on what you find out.

Inky said...

I found another link awesome art here.
http://watermarks-art.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html