We visited Bell Island today. As always I got the ferry schedules mixed up and we lost a bit of time in the morning, but Bell Island made up for it once we got there. The weather was great so we explored the grounds near the lighthouse:

Eastern Head - Bell Island

Eastern Head – Bell Island

Mom walks the cliffside meadows - Bell Island

Mom walks the cliffside meadows – Bell Island

After a brief tour of the Northeastern tip of the island we headed into the town of Wabana to find our way to the Number 2 mine. Bell Island is home to 6 mines which have been closed since 1966 with the exception of this Number 2 mine, in which tours are conducted to show visitors the iron ore mining heritage of the island. Here are some shots from inside:

The long way down into #2 - Bell Island

The long way down into #2 – Bell Island

Bernie the guide talks about the mine horses - Bell Island

Bernie the guide talks about the mine horses – Bell Island

Water at the end of the tunnel - Bell Island

Water at the end of the tunnel – Bell Island

Both the tour and the museum were very interesting, if you’re on Bell Island be sure to visit them.