Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yesterday,December 23rd. I helped a friend move his Boat from Codroy Harbor to Port Aux Basques for the Winter Season. The weather was remarkable and even on deck there was really no need for warm clothes or gloves. The only Snow left is mostly on the higher elevations and the Long Range Mountains.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A spectacular Day! No winds and the Temp hovering around 0 Celsius. We got out for a short walk along the Seashore and saw a few Seabirds. Hopefully we get a few more days without the winds before 2010 starts.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

This one is on the far West end of The Wreckhouse .

This one almost made it through the Gauntlet and went off the road sometime throughout the night do probably to high NW winds and whiteout conditions in our area the past 24 hours. I'm sure the consumers of goods here in the province picks up the tab on all those accidents we have here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Still no Digital Warning Signage at the Wreckhouse 

Fierce winds blow truck off highway

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009 | 2:02 PM NT

Extremely high winds have prompted the RCMP to urge drivers, especially truckers, to stay off a section of the Trans-Canada Highway on the southwest coast of Newfoundland that is notorious for dangerous winds.CLICK FOR STORY LINK.

Today's accident happened at an area in the Wreckhouse region we call the "Starlight Mountain."

Once again luckily no one was hurt!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Avatar,looks like a Sci-Fi i just might like. Fox says it's the costliest film they have made but from the preview i suspect it will not be a Box Office failure. This just might end up being the highest grossing films in the history of Fox. So just click on the play button below for a preview. Or click here for a Trailer link.

Official Avatar Movie

RIP James.

We have been following the story of young James Delorey age 7 the past few days. James died last night at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax  after being found unconscious and suffering from hypothermia after wandering away from his home in Cape Breton.
 James was autistic and i do know a bit about it after working with some clients for two decades that has it. It's tough at times to work with an Autistic client but to be the parents of a child with Autism must really be quite the task at times. Some people with autism  can walk away, run away,or you can even say "escape" from a place even where they are well looked after. They do it without a reason and no clear understanding of what to really do next. It's just part of their behavior which can at times be unpredictable. A week ago we had an Autistic client in for surgery. When they took him into the O.R. area sedated a bit they told us to leave if we want because it would be several hours. We told the Operating Staff, no we could not. We asked them to come and tell us when he was sleeping and only then could we go. I don't think they really understood what could happen even in that situation. We have decades of experience with Autistic clients and we know from past experiences what can happen in just a few seconds. A lot of people might try and judge the parents unfairly in the case of young James Delorey and why he ran off but there are those of us who really know that this can happen at times and no one is to blame.

Monday, November 30, 2009

A story that just keeps popping up in NL and it seems no solutions anytime soon.
Click on link for CBC story.

Woman believes government action could have saved husband's life 

Hopefully the Government will at least start cutting the brush along side roadways and make the corridors much wider. In our area we see brush cutting done by Grant workers in mid winter at times and this only cleans the top off the alders. By mid summer it's actually thicker then the year before. Machinery is a must for this type of operation and it must be done on all roadways that have a high population of moose nearby. More either sex Moose Licences must be issued and Wildlife must decide what each Moose areas population will be sustainable at. The Moose story in this province is one of success and it still can be with a population 20 - 25 % smaller then what we have now. I'm sure at that population we will see a reduction in accidents on our highways.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I had my H1N1 Shot.

Today i received my H1N1 Vaccine shot at St. James Elementary School in Port Aux Basques,NL. I have to give the staff at Western Health in Port Aux Basques a thumbs up for the organizing. My number was #150. I arrived at the clinic at 12:40 pm and there was a long line. They started the process at around 1: pm and the instructions were simple to follow. They called numbers in a series of ten and then we made out a form with our info on it. (i had forgot my reading glasses and one young lady from Western Health noticed me squinting and  immediately assisted me without me having to ask) next we moved to a table where they double checked our MCP numbers with the forms we completed. On to another table for a quick question or two and directed to a section where five Health people were giving the shots. All of them very pleasant i might add. Next a Nurse gave us some verbal information on what we might expect and asked us to sit for 15 minutes just to make sure things were ok. I was back in my home in Cape Ray at 2 pm! So one should give credit where credit is due. Class A job,Western Health,Port Aux Basques Region!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's November 10-2009,my 54 th. Birthday. I had the day off and went for a great Quad ride for a few hours. Took sometime and just sat down on the top of a Sand Dune and relaxed a while. Shot a few pics and returned home.                                              

Three Beach Birds feeding in the shoals.

Looking North towards home.

No wind which seems strange for November here.

Cape Ray in the background.

A place we locals refer to as Cape Gut.The community and Table Mountains are in the background.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Why does this suggestion make so much sense? 

I'm sure Doctor Graham saw a dozen patients today at her clinic in Port Aux Basques who may of been at high risk for developing complications from influenza. If she could of administered the H1N1 shot to those patients and it might of made a difference in a few ways. They would of not had to go wait in a line for one. Advice from a family doctor is much more appreciated then from a Health Care person in an assembly line type situation scurrying to administer the next dose to another person. Yes, this suggestion makes so much sense. Mr. Kennedy,are you listening to your Doctors?

A physician in Port aux Basques, western Newfoundland, says her patients should be able to receive H1N1 influenza vaccinations at her office instead of only at specialized clinics.
"We find it very frustrating as physicians," said Dr. Wendy Graham. "We'd like to be a part of the program. We don’t want to see any current vaccine that exists in our province sit in the refrigerators for months. We've been asking to be a part of this program. We'd like to get vaccine into our patients as soon as possible."
She said many doctors have cold storage, and they already administer several types of vaccine.
Graham says the association that represents Newfoundland and Labrador physicians is lobbying the provincial government to get doctors involved in the vaccination program, which is targeting the strain of H1N1 influenza A causing the current swine flu pandemic.
Nurses employed by regional health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador have been giving residents shots at designated centres throughout the province.
The province is trying to make sure that the vaccine if first administered to health workers, people at high risk for developing complications from influenza and those who care for people who can't get vaccinated.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Yeah i know! It's the same old stuff from the Southwest coast of the island. Just another day in the Wreckhouse and it'll keep happening because our Government just don't think putting wind warning digital signs in place is a priority.

That bit of gravel near the cab of the tractor may of saved his life. It may of rolled over the embarrkment if not for that.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Today, Granddaughter and I made an ATV run to the top of the Table Mountains so she could see her first snow of the season. We also made the trip to the old WWII Radar site so i could check on the Plaque we placed there a year ago in living memory of Gordon Misner who served 14 months at that location during WW II. It's great to be able to say everything is still intact there Gord!

Friday, October 09, 2009

I discovered this great little documentary today and thought i would share it with anyone who was interested. It was great for the Videographers to share their experience with us. More info here.

Newfoundland through eyes of a foreigner from Bright ideas designers on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

I wonder has Paul Oram cleaned out his desk yet at the Confederation Building? Hopefully the Media can let us know and  keep us informed of his adjustment to the world the rest of us live in.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A few more shots of Autumn. Hopefully the rain will stop by the weekend so i can get out for a few more photos. This one is of the Newfoundland T'railway near Cape Ray.

The rest are taken in the Codroy Valley area.