Posted on: Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
I was out for drinks the other night with some friends and a question popped up: Where does out around the bay begin?
In other words, how far outside of St. John’s is it that you have to travel before you consider yourself to be around da bay? Asking our waitress at the Yellow Belly proved that some believe anything beyond the overpass, where the Outer Ring Road ends and the TCH begins, is considered da bay.
This was contrary to my opinion, that it’s somewhere down around Woodfords in Holyrood. Just the notion of that brought laughter from my table. My friends were more inclined to say anything from CBS out was bay-worthy.
But considering how quickly you can get from Torbay to CBS nowadays, I don’t know if that’s the case. Once upon a time it was a proper drive to go from the edge of St. John’s to Holyrood, but now it’s less then 30 minutes if traffic isn’t heavy. And next year, once the Foxtrap bypass is complete it’ll be even quicker.
Same goes for Pouch Cove and the Torbay bypass.
The more we debated it, the more we realized how broad a perception there is of just where da bay begins.
So is it CBS or Upper Gullies? Paradise? Or are you like me and consider Holyrood to be still on the fringe of modern civilization and not quite bay enough for ya?
Let’s have it, where does your town end and your bay begin? Let us know in the comments.