Friday, December 27, 2013

Snowy Owl Photo I shot December 26 - 2013 at Cape Ray.

I have not been Blogging much lately but hope to get at it again in 2014.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cape Ray Lighthouse,Nov. 30 - 2013.
We have been seeing quite a few Snowy Owls in our area lately. Today I spotted four and captured a few photos. Some of my friends have saw up to a dozen at times near the Lighthouse at Cape Ray. Apparently this is common every decade or two according to this interesting Article by Bruce Mactavish in the Telegram.

It started without warning when Gerard Hickey reported three snowy owls on the Cape Race road on Nov. 15.
Cape Race road is traditionally one of the best places to see snowy owls on the Avalon Peninsula. The sudden appearance of three was just an indication of what was about to unfold.
More of the Article,click here>>>>>>>.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wasted hours and wasted days Article by Russell Wangersky

"Other than wasting the House’s time and hearing your own voice droning on and on, what’s the point?" -Russell Wangersky.

Mr. Wangersky, come spend a night driving with me to and from my workplace here in the Shadow of the Wreckhouse. Others from my community also do shift work and all of us at some point or another have been stranded out there in the snow. Our MHA has heard our pleas and will not give up until we receive the same treatment as other Districts in the Province.

Telegram Article:
I don’t think our provincial politicians have enough to do.

Why? Because more and more, going to the House of Assembly seems to be a waste of time, a place where hearing your own voice is far more important than devising legislation to improve the way government works.
And the time-wasting is becoming institutionalized. More,CLICK HERE...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Erosion a growing concern at Cheeseman beach


The beach at J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park isn’t what it used to be.
Wayne Osmond stands by an old railway retaining wall recently exposed in an eroding bank. Osmond is alarmed at how quickly sand dunes have been washing away at Cheeseman Beach.
Just ask Wayne Osmond. The resident of nearby Cape Ray has lived in the area his whole life and he walks the beach at least three times a week.
Lately the amount of erosion has begun to concern him.More,CLICK HERE.....

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Looks like Climate change has taken its toll on Cape Ray Beach. With the increase in Atlantic Storms and maybe the lack of ice in the Gulf the past several years,our Beach is loosing sand.A Retaining Wall built sometime in the past by the Railroad is now exposed to the elements. No one seems to know what year it was put in place but it was placed there to protect the Rails that ran just yards from it. After the demise of the Railway it was converted into a T'Railway and maybe the next major storm when it comes (and it will) we'll see the collapse of the T'Railway and maybe the Ocean carve deep into the Lagoon behind it.
Bedrock is now showing on the Beach. This was never seen before.
The Beach once covered the entire wall and the sand went quite a distance out to the Ocean.
No one seems to know when the Retaining Wall was built.
The Beach,known as Cape Ray Beach has lost much of its sand.
Once Tourists and Locals sunbathed on sand here much higher then the height of the wall.

An Aerial View from above shows that the Section affected is also the narrow part. The next Storm may cause a break into this section and the ocean may spill into the area known as the Parking lot.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's been 4 years since I purchased a new Camera. My Kodak Z980 has taken over 14,000 Photos and been through quite a few ordeals over that time. I can't remember the actual number of times I dropped it,lost it in bogs,etc. So we recently purchased a Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP Digital SLR Camera Bundle with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens and Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens. It'll be our first SLR and with the options it has we hope to be able to do a lot more with it besides dropping it and getting it wet on occasions.The Autumn Colors are starting and I may be posting a few photos when I start capturing a few.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Demise of another little Outport Community.

The writing may be on the wall for another Outport Community. Second expression of interest in McCallum The chair of the McCallum Relocation Committee said that the committee is in the process of organizing a second expression of interest concerning possible relocation. A section of the community of McCallum where permanent residents will be asked to participate in an expression of interest on October 1 to possibly relocate over the next two year period or so. Andrew Wright, the Manager Community Liaison with the local government division in the Department of Municipal Affairs, held a public meeting in the community on August 22 as requested from the first expression of interest, which showed that 79 percent of the people would like to relocate. More here from The Gulf News.>>>>> An Article on the tiny outport.>>>

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Maybe this guy should of taken that so called "Vow of Silence."
'The poor are lying, drug-abusing illegitimates': Catholic priest's astonishing attack on homeless Father Ray Blake wrote a furious blog denouncing the homeless, in an online post titled, 'The Trouble With The Poor' On his Blog he posts," And although I care little for the opinion people have about me as an individual, I care a great deal about the opinion people have of the priesthood. Mr Bill Gardner and other journalists have been enjoying trashing my reputation as a priest nationally and internationally and therefore of course all Catholic priests and bishops have suffered, because of way I have been portrayed, it is of course an attack on the Church." He sure does sound like a caring person!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A Video we did a few days ago on a walking Trail near here.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A view of the Table Mountain at Cape Ray,Newfoundland.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Just another Pan of Toutons. A short Video of a hike we took along our Seashore. We stopped to cook a pan of Toutons on an open fire and the Grandkids enjoyed the outing.This part of our Seashore at Cape Ray may soon see changes. A Subsea Cable,180-kilometers long will send power from Cape Ray in southwestern Newfoundland to Lingan, N.S., in Cape Breton.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

MV Blue Puttees runs aground in Port Aux Basques,Newfoundland. July 31 - 2013.
Cape Ray Sunset,July 31 - 2013.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Table Mountain Sunset

Watching a Sunset from the Table Mountain,Cape Ray,NL. Click on pic to start Video. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Serving in the Dominion of Newfoundland

I never met Gord Misner in person. He was serving his country Canada in the Dominion of Newfoundland 11 years before I was born. He served on the Table Mountain at Cape Ray. Growing up here we could look up and see that old Radar on the Mountain top and wondered about the men who put it there. Stories were told about Americans who built it and very little mentioned of the actual men who really built it. ( The men of the RCAF.) It was not until I obtained Internet service in 1997 before I could do any research on the old Radar. Before that it was just the stories circulating from the older locals in the area and no photos or names of the Servicemen were known. It was years before my searches began to yield good results. An E-Mail from a lady in Ontario (Madeleine Misner)told me her husband served at Cape Ray.Soon after stories and photos started along with a few phone calls. I asked the local paper to do a story on Gord and they did. (Story,click here) Soon afterwards his son (Les Misner) came from Ontario to Cape Ray with a friend and we went to the old Radar Site to place a living Memorial for Gord. (Blog Story,click here) Yesterday I received an E-Mail from Madeleine Misner and it stated, " "Dear Wayne,Just thought you should know that Gord passed away last Tuesday June11. It was peaceful and he is at rest. His wife for 66 years.Madeleine." Gordon Misner might of been the last of his group. When I usually find info now it comes from family members who go through old Diaries or letters and Google the words "Table Mountain or Cape Ray." They have contacted me and sent stories and photos over the years but it was an E-Mail from Madeleine that really started showing the Deeds of those who served there. May 25-2008 We noticed your request for info re Table Mtn. and the RCAF during ww2. Well, my husband served there from Nov. 43 to Dec. 44. He even helped bring the frozen American back to the camp. He speaks of the extreme winds and has many letters which he sent to his mother from there. There were many stories which he has recounted over the years to me and we have many pictures as well. He was in the RCAF but does not remember any Jim Irvine being there. Thank you Gordon Misner for serving our Country and helping with the History of Cape Ray.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Another Slideshow Video with a Terry Jacks song.Click on the photo to view. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Just another Cape Ray Sunset.Click pic to start Video. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Tribute to Ron Hynes. Click on the pic to view Slideshow.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

May Evening at the Wreckhouse. Click photo to open Video. May 7 - 2013. Cooking Lobsters on the Seashore in the Wreckhouse,NL.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

A visit to the Great Northern Peninsula this weekend. Video Clip here. A glimpse of the Great Northern Peninsula,Newfoundland,May 4 - 2013.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Last Night of the Sharecroppers 25th. Anniversary Tour.Click on the Photo for a Video.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring has to fight and claw its way in around here. Shot this yesterday,April 21 - 2013. Music on the Track by Sandy Morris.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Newfoundland Mug-Up.

Enjoying an afternoon walk at Cape Ray and taking the time to boil up a kettle to make Tea.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Another Wind Storm hits the area and the Wreckhouse winds go to 160 KPH. Couple of little Video's to add,

and one from today.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The driver of a transport truck, which overturned on its side from high wind gusts while trying to cross the Wreckhouse area last week, says a Western Star story quoting an RCMP officer grossly misrepresented the situation.

My opinion (He has to say that now to cover his Ass.) Wind Warnings are released far in advance and it's possible with today's Devices to get up to the minute info on what the weather is like at the Wreckhouse.It's also possible to look back to the wind Gusts 24 hours prior on the Environment Canada Site. Enough info is available now to make an informed decision before you attempt to run that Gauntlet.

Rest of the Western Star Article here, >>>>>>>>>>>

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Video from a walk today and a few photos added from this month.

Friday, February 22, 2013

More Wreckhouse Woes

It just keeps on happening ! 3 in less then a Week.

 NTV News Video. I have made more trips to that area then I can remember.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wreckhouse Winds,February 2013.

The recent Mishap at our Wreckhouse.
NTV News article on the matter here with Video I submitted.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Couple of new NL Tourism Ads out today and they're great.