Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Flying Around

I was out recently and spotted these quick little flies about, does anybody know what they are called? They are nearly 2 inches in length, at times it is almost as they can hover in place.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Canadian Coast Guard & Elizabeth Madeline

"Canadian Coast Guard" ship just came out of the fog headed right for St. John's Harbour.

"Elizabeth Madeline" making her way home to St. John's harbour. The "Iceberg Quest" Ocean Tours boat behind. One thing always never very far from the East Coast is that bank of fog, you can see it very visible in the background here.

Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst was built in the 1770s to defend the entrance to the Narrows. The original fort has long disappeared. During the second World War, gun placements were installed to protect the harbour from German u-boats.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A Night at Gander International

Kalitta Air 747 lifting off bound for Europe

C-17 Globemaster touching down on Runway 03. Gander Lake is in the valley/background in this picture.

Cottrell's Cove

This lonely forgotten little house is just sitting right on the side of the highway. I'm sure there is some history here.

Last of the Icebergs for this year

I have fallen so far behind posting lately that these are almost out of season, they taken only a couple of weeks ago. Not many bergs left around now, but there are still some. These were near Cottrell's Cove.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Happy Canada Day

These are from last year in Ottawa, I think that Ottawa is the coolest place to spend Canada Day. I watched some of the telecast from Parliament Hill today and miss not being there this year. The patriotic and partying atmosphere is so excellent, everyone is out for a good time wearing red and white and just being so happy........maybe next year we'll go back again.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

English Harbour

I recently took a trip to Port Rexton, these pics are from nearby English Harbour. Port Rexton is the home of several very comfortable B&B's It is such a beautiful little part of our world despite the dull day. Once again the icebergs are still lining the coast, it's been an awesome year for the iceberg tourism.