Sunday, December 31, 2006
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
Friday, December 22, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
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
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
Monday, December 11, 2006
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.