Sunday, December 31, 2006

Port De Grave

The Christmas Spirit is alive and well in the fisherman of
Port De Grave. This is just one of many pictures I took in the local harbour, every year the local fishermen decorate their boats. (for a larger view click on the picture)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Merry Christmas

I'm back home now and able to upload photos to the computer. I'm going to try to play catch up with the season and the photos. This nativity scene is the creation of my brother-in-law.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Dear Santa

My Son was in a Christmas concert with school last night, this was the stage backdrop I thought quite fitting for the program titled "Dear Santa."

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Little Bird

My wife decorates the Christmas tree, quite nice too I might add. I spied this little guy innocently looking out over the room.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Cabot Tower

I took this the last time I was in St. John's in November, it was a cold but beautifully clear day. If you ask anyone in Newfoundland what one of the most recognizable landmarks in the province was, they'd probably tell you Signal Hill, or more specifically, Cabot Tower.
Cabot Tower was built in 1897 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland, and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. In 1901, Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless message at a position near the tower, the letter "S" in Morse Code sent from Cornwall, England.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Gingerbread House Construction

I was asked to help out with my sons grade 5 class lunch time yesterday making gingerbread houses. Some used the premade kits and others used graham crackers, icing and just about every sugar hopped up candy known to man. It was a lot of fun and I think the kids enjoyed it too! This is a sample of the workmanship. (for a larger view just click on the image)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Quidi Vidi Lake

This guy decided to leave his buddies who were recieving some easy free feed and head out to the safety of the lake.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Cape Spear Lighthouse

The oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador is located at the most easterly point of land in Canada. It has been restored to its 1839 appearance and shows how a lightkeeper and his family might have lived in the mid-19th century. The Visitor Centre contains exhibits on the history of lighthouses and the tradition of lightkeeping. The site is surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife such as whales, seabirds and icebergs in season.

My previous post shows the current in service lighthouse built to replace this one in 1955.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Saturday, December 9, 2006

The Roman Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist looms large over the colorful downtown St. John's

Friday, December 8, 2006

Standing Guard

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After a quick trip out to Fort Amherst I couldn't help but stop and check out this view of the city

winter is approaching

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I was on my way from Gander to St. John's in the very early morning and stopped at Terra Nova River, there wasn't a breath of wind and the frost was heavy. Just a beautiful late fall morning.

As the sun sets