Sunday, January 31, 2010


Getting our first real taste of Winter here on the Southwest Coast of the Island. A few shots i took earlier today.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Seal Protest Foiled 

A planned protest by PETA against the seal hunt was sabotaged by Cousin Jason of K-ROCK in St. John's this afternoon. A PETA protester, a young woman from Vancouver, was standing outside the Delta Hotel protesting the seal hunt holding a sign saying "Stop the Seal Slaughter" and was joined by someone dressed in a seal suit. The person dressed up turned out to be a Newfoundlander who took off the outfit saying "Down with PETA". She was visibly embarrassed but stayed in her location. Later someone from The Downhome magazine dressed as its mascot 'Salty Dog' came up and put a pie in her face. It caused quite a stir on New Gower Street and the RNC arrived to talk to the protestor.

Story from the Telegram.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals got a taste of its own tactics as one of its seal hunt supporters was pied in St. John’s, N.L., today.
A woman wearing a seal suit was waiting for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to arrive for a speech when a man in a yellow salty dog suit approached.
The seal hunt supporter shoved a cream pie into the woman’s face after knocking off the head of her seal costume.
The man then took off down the street.
Twenty-one-year-old Emily Lavender said she was happy to take a pie in the face for her cause.
PETA took credit earlier this week for hitting federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea in the face with a pie to protest her support for sealing.
Lavender held a sign that said: “Harper Stop the Seal Slaughter” as a handful of seal hunt supporters counter protested.
Lavender doesn’t think it was over the line to pie Shea.
“It was a little tofu on her face,” she said. “It’s not nearly as embarrassing as the blood on her hands. And it’s time she stop supporting the largest massacre of marine mammals on the planet.”
Wallace Ryan of St. John’s told Lavender to leave, that she was embarrassing herself.
He wore a T-shirt that said: “If seals were ugly, nobody would give a damn.”
“We’re here to point out that PETA has incited violence and hate against Newfoundland and Labrador for years,” he said.
Sealers rely on the spring hunt economically, Ryan said, and PETA has no right to interfere

I do hope if we get a PETA protest in our area it'll be the chick in the above photo. I would wipe the Pie off her if ol Salty Dog slapped her with one.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's not to often i Blog about the weather but this Winter it's almost ideal from my perspective. I shot the above Pic this morning and it shows that even the Table Mountains have very little Snow so far this year. I also noticed this morning that the Trail to the top near Cape Ray seems bare so i might even attempt to take an ATV Ride up there this Weekend.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Looks like I'll be taking that Giant leap. I will be starting a Facebook account. Just a note to those who might want to be my friend,* If i don't accept you it's not because i dislike you, It goes way beyond that!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16-2010

A January Walk.

Hardly any snow and the Temperature around minus one so we did a bit of Beach Coming and later walked around the small stream at Cheesemans Park. Hopefully the Weather will continue to cooperate so we can take a stroll in the Wreckhouse tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

With an estimated 700 Moose/Vehicle accidents a year in the Province you would expect the Government to seriously look at a Cull along side of our Highways in the Province. Apparently we will be getting one soon and not because of the Moose Vehicle Accidents but simply because the Moose are eating the the trees that grow in our National Parks.

I shot the above photo in Gros Morne National Park last May. It's a good example of what the Moose are doing there and no doubt the population is high in that area. It's possible to see 80 along the roadside from Wiltondale to Rocky Harbor.

Hopefully the Government will take into consideration the people who live within the boundaries of the two Parks and only allow the additional licenses to be issued to those residents.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

A few Photos of the Seashore around Cape Ray today. Temperature + 3 and no snow on the lower elevations. The exception rather than the norm for this time of season.

Friday, January 01, 2010

This past Christmas i was lucky enough to be given a copy of "The Badger Riot" by the Author  herself, JA Ricketts as a Christmas Gift. Judy was good enough to autograph it to me using a bit of humor and for that i really appreciate. So it loks like my first Book to read in 2010 will be the Badger Riot. ( Thanks Mugga )