5 Photos Of Fogo That’ll Feed Your Travel Frenzy

Posted by on September 15, 2012 in Canada, Destination, Newfoundland | 5 comments

I was lucky enough to get the chance to experience Central Newfoundland this Summer with two great bloggers, Candice from Candicedoestheworld.com and Corbin from Ibackpackcanada.com. We rented a car, had many a coffee and took off for Twillingate, Fogo Island and Change Islands. This would be my first trip with my new baby, Canon Rebel T3i Camera and I was thrilled to be able to try it out. These pictures don’t do Fogo Island justice but maybe it’ll be enough to prod you to consider visiting!

 

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Fogo Island had many paintings on rocks all around the town and they were awesome! This one was the first one I saw and is still my favorite. They look so rugged and they’re hard to miss. It’ll be one of the first things you see coming into town.

 

Sights like these are caught every glance in every direction. Old abandoned looking boats, and sheds resting on beat up docks and you’ll wonder how they’re still standing. There are people out working on their houses,¬†neighbors¬† chatting away at each other, and children running through the streets asking you if you’d like to buy souvenirs as you pass them.

 

This was one of the many gorgeous sights we came across as we were searching for the famous artist studios that reside on Fogo. There are community gardens, displays of rock art and beautiful trails. You can’t get anymore peaceful than this.

 

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Zita Cobb, who grew up on Fogo Island left only to become a multimillionaire. She recently returned with this idea to turn Fogo into an artists getaway of sorts and began building these Studios where they’d ask reputable artists to come work on the Island, or hold workshops. They’re very interesting and quite a strange thing to see. To find out more about Zita and what she’s doing on Fogo, you can find information here.

There are plenty of great walking trails and hikes on the Island and one wrong turn lead us to this one. Fogo Head Trail. We hiked this at 10am, the day after my birthday. I’ll let you assume how that went. No, really. It was fun, after more than a few pauses and whining, I finally made it to the top and felt mighty accomplished! This is an after shot, after I was down and thankful to be done with stairs. Take that, Fogo Head Trail!

So, there we have it. 5 Gorgeous pictures, but I lied. I have one more! “Six Photos of Fogo That’ll Feed Your Travel Frenzy” just doesn’t sound as good as five, so forgive me.

Lastly we have a breathtaking sunset. We were snapping our cameras like crazy! I must have at least 100 of just this sunset. Of all of the interesting things you can do on Fogo, I recommend catching one of these beauties and relaxing in the peace and quiet of the island.

Hopefully these photos have at least peaked your interest in experiencing Fogo Island! It’s a gorgeous little town, with a wonderful community and the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. It’s definitely worth checking out.

5 Comments

  1. Holy picture batman. If a picture paints a thousand words, this photo essay says a couple more, like how soon can I book my trip. Amazing…..

  2. Beauuuutiful photos riles!!!

  3. That’s wonderful !

  4. wow very nice view of my home land, you captured newfoundland very nicely miss.

    • :) Thank you very much! I miss Newfoundland a bunch and can’t wait to go back!

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