everything. All of those artifacts that he kept, all of those silly, crazy,
things, they’re all catalogued there in Battle Harbour, they’re all on display
… He would search, and he had such a passion for it. He would search for what
things were. Some of the strangest objects on Earth are in Battle Harbour. And
he would find out what they were for.”
Icebergs, cod-jigging and bake apples.
cod jigging, bake apples, the hiking … It’s just all there. It’s a wonderful
spot,” said Walsh.
her opportunity to reconnect to Battle Harbour, a place she has loved all her
life, has now become an opportunity to share Battle Harbour with the world.
“For me to
be able to tell a little bit of the story so that people pay attention, and
want to come, and want to help it survive for the other generations, I think
that’s humbling for me. I just did it because I just want it to survive. I can’t
imagine being to the point were you can’t get back to Battle Harbour.”
there are beautiful people. Once you’re there you just have a hard time letting
From left to right, Janice’s mom (Olive [Pardy] Hardy), Daphne (Butt) Smith — the cook at Battle Harbour now — Walsh, and brothers Keith and Bob Hardy, circa approx. 1974.