Sunday, December 26, 2010

Got out for a short walk this afternoon. By the look of things,I might not get the opportunity to do so tomorrow. Once again the Southeast winds are suppose to gust up to 150 KPH in our area and maybe a snowfall to top it off. Here are a few shots i took today around an area here the locals call the gut.

The old Light Keepers Graves from the 1800's tucked out of sight in a small wooded area.

Some years the kids are skating on this Lagoon by now.

Charlie a Landseer swims across the Gut to say hi to me.

A family from Isle Aux Morts walk their Newfoundland and Landseer Dogs on the Cape Ray Beach today.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yeah I know,same old story. I guess you can call it the 'Neverending Story," Winds gusting up over 100 KPH have disrupted the Marine Atlantic Ferry service and once again the Wreckhouse takes on those who attempt to run the Gauntlet. Went out and captured the following scenes early this morning.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Truckers who ignored wind warnings 'irresponsible': minister

Transportation Minister Tom Hedderson says several truckers who ignored warnings not to pass through the Wreckhouse area in southwestern Newfoundland Wednesday were "dangerously irresponsible."

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Wreckhouse warning is still in effect here and for days now the winds may not of diminished below 100 KPH. No Ferries crossing the Gulf because of the high winds and still Truckers try and run the Wreckhouse gauntlet. Latest two casualties Pictured below. The new Digital signage is either being ignored or displaying the wrong info. I have noticed it's not giving wind speeds in real time but posting that the winds are either 60 or 80 KPH and asking people to pull over.

Here in the above photo you can see how the Wreckhouse Winds are formed. The wind funnels down through the Table Mountain Valleys picking up speed as it travels. Winds on the mountain may be only 30 - 40 KPH but below in the Wreckhouse it may of accelerated  to 150 plus KPH. The water in the Pond here is funneled up several hundred feet by the force of the winds.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A new NFLD Folk Hero ?

Come gather all around me and I'll tell to you a tale,

About Poor old Leo that almost went to jail.

It happened on a December night when the Mounties were asleep,

 Leo walked out his back door and wandered down the street.

The mounties got the message and they started in to cry ,

This is from Petty Harbour, I think they got our boy.

 Last night when we were sleeping and dreaming about our moose,

 Leo walked out the door and now he's on the loose!


If this happened anywhere else the outcome may of been different. He may of slipped away from the Police but they didn't do nothing drastic to him. Hopefully Leo will get the treatment he needs.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Winds gusting to 136 KPH and winds forecasted up to 120 KPH on Monday. The new Digital Signs for the Wreckhouse are not putting out the info for those who travel through the area. I shot the above photo around 3 PM this afternoon when returning home from Corner Brook.The Trucker attempted to face into the S.E. Winds and ride out the storm on the Wreckhouse parking lot. Just couldn't succeed,the winds got him. A dozen or so Tractor Trailers are sitting it out in Doyles waiting for the winds to stop.

The Sign at the eastern end of the Wreckhouse yesterday..

Satellite link from the Wreckhouse weather station.

It won't be using much electricity. After two weeks just 32 KW's used.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Story today from our local Newspaper the Gulf News about the new Digital Signage warning of the Wreckhouse Winds.

Wreckhouse conditions go digital

Drivers heading towards dangerous Wreckhouse winds will now be given fair warning, regardless of the time of day. Mayor Brian Button and Tom Hedderson, minister of transportation and works, unveiled digital warning signs on the Trans-Canada Highway on Nov. 12. One of the signs is just east of town, not far from the Visitor Information Centre. The second is approximately 47 kilometres from Port aux Basques near Mollichignick River Bridge in the Codroy Valley. The total cost was approximately $100,000.

More on the Story   CLICK HERE.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Today the new Digital Signage for the Wreckhouse will be unveiled. Finally a warning to Truckers and unsuspecting Tourist who have ran this gauntlet and came out the looser. Hopefully this may save a few lives and keep our Police and Ambulance drivers from having to go out to that area and help when an accident occurs there. I doubt if this will stop some from attempting to run it when the winds are high but at least now there will be a warning to those who might not know what to expect.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Next Years Nobel Prize winner

Monday, October 18, 2010

Some Images of our Autumn.

old tree


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

 I wonder if  the Quebec Premier did something similar,how would we react? ,,,but I did find it amusing.

Monday, September 13, 2010

On Saturday evening my Granddaughter and I made it to the Town of Badger to see Judy Ricketts launch her sequel to "The Badger Riot." Her second Book "The Badger Confession," has been described by Canada's Globe & Mail as,,,,,,,
“J. A. Ricketts’s The Badger Riot is a rare combination for a historical novel: It is gripping and accurate. It is historical fiction done right.”

Friday, September 10, 2010

I did not intend to post anything of yesterdays latest accidents in the Wreckhouse but after seeing how the CBC reported the story using their Map,I decided to take a jab at it. The Map shows the Wreckhouse 50 - 60 Kilometers East of where it should be. Just more dis - information.

Few Pics here again and once again I have to add,still no changes, Apparently someone has to die first.

This Trucker is in a bad situation. Stuck in the Wreckhouse but knows that pointing his Truck in the Wind and waiting it out is a darn good idea!

The Truck that was attached to this Trailer received damage but was later hauled back on the road.
Not a good idea to haul trailers such as this at anytime with the winds here.
I doubt if he was lovin' it when the winds hit him.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We traveled to the Great Northern Peninsula this past weekend and captured a bit of it on Video.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An evening battling the Black Flies and picking Blueberries at The Wreckhouse.

Wild Flowers,Wreckhouse
Last Rays of the sun in the Wreckhouse on an August Evening.

Sun settting over Big Pond,Cape Ray.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Some Photos from the Food Fishery last weekend. We got our Quota quickly but the Fish were not that big. I did enjoy the evening on the water!

Launching the boat south of Cape Ray
As we approached the Cape Ray light a low fog greeted us
Terry hooks into one quickly
We caught our quota of 15 but no big ones.
A few Boats out from the community