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

Monday, August 16, 2010

A visit to the Newfoundland Insectarium recently and here's a little Video with the music of The Sharecroppers who are great ambassadors of the Humber Valley in NL.

Monday, August 09, 2010

A Monday Morning on the Island of Newfoundland

Checking CBC News, NL this morning I came across this Article: "Six Moose accidents across Newfoundland."

Six moose-vehicle collisions on a Monday morning and the days not over with yet. No reports of injuries, but I wonder what if that article had said six fatalities or more? Guys like Eugene Nippard (Grand Falls,NL) and Stuart Pearce from my region have been trying to address this issue for quite sometime now. After this mornings News I think quite a few more will start to take them serious.

Recently,Rex Murphy wrote a column in the Nation Post entitled " Newfoundland on the Horns of a Moose Dilemma."

One of Rex's comments must send chills up the back of our Tourism Department staff here.Visitors get killed here in accidents involving moose. I wonder how many have had Moose-vehicle collisions while visiting the Island. I doubt if that's one statistic the Government wants known. Maybe someone can dig and find out. So I wonder what Tuesday morning on the Island will bring?

Friday, August 06, 2010

Newfoundland Chipmunks

The only info I can seem to gather on the Chipmunks in Newfoundland. (Chipmunks were introduced in 1962 to the Island) Either then that,nothing! Makes me wonder why bring them and who bought them here.

Will, recently they introduced themselves to my Garden and have gotten quite comfortable. They (3) have taken up refuge under a Rock pile on which I have Flowers and I also noticed an escape Den under an old Tree that I had to saw down after a wind storm last fall. I first noticed them near a Bird Feeder I have gathering Sunflower Seeds dropped by the Birds. Granddaughter feeds them and they become quite tame within minutes. Hopefully they won't cause me no problems by trying to get in the house or I may have to capture them and relocate them a few miles away. Few pics of Alvin,Theodore and Simon in my Garden here. Anyone finding any more info on them,please post.

Newfoundland Chipmunk

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Government Working on Solution to Windy Problem

VOCM News. Aug 4-2010
Government appears to be working on a better way to inform drivers about high winds on the Trans Canada in the Wreckhouse area. A woman from central Newfoundland complained to government after being in a nasty accident. Fran told VOCM BackTalk with Bill Rowe, she and her husband had stopped because of the wind. When it died down slightly, they resumed their journey, but soon after, their four-by-four truck and 21-foot camper tipped over on the road. She says they went straight across the road, and were trapped in the vehicle. She says it took three men to hold up the door so that they could get out. She says her complaint to the government was that they have a big green sign warning drivers, but unless you stop to read it all or drive by slowly enough, you're not going to get all the information.

Fran says Transportation Minister Tom Hedderson sent her an email stating that government had received a report from a consultant who was working on developing alternative solutions to inform drivers of the Wreckhouse area's windy conditions. A solution is expected to be in place by the fall.

I doubt if Minister Hedderson knows where the Wreckhouse is. I listened to him on a Radio interview last year and his solution to Truckers at that time was to turn around on the Wreckhouse parking lot and turn back. That of all places is where no one should be when the winds are high there. As for the solution to be in place by fall? I doubt it! The only solution is a Digital Sign warning on both ends.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Route 470 or the Granite Trail
What ever you want to call it makes no difference. A name simply cannot do justice to the beauty of that area. Yesterday we made the excursion to the Living Outport of Rose Blanche and I grabbed a few shots along the way. To tell the truth,my main reason was to get a great meal of Fish & Chips again at the Friendly Fishermans Cafe. Yeah,that's the actual photo of it on top. Like the names we associate with the area,the photo cannot do justice to the taste of it. Here are a few shots of the area from yesterday in no particular order.

Salmon Cove, Rose Blanche
Rose Blanche Harbour
Rose Blanche
Harbour Le Cou
My Niece & Granddaughter

Optical Zoom shot,taken from Rose Blanche