Saturday, March 8, 2008

Gander's 50th

The Town held an event as part of the 50th birthday celebrations last weekend at the community centre. There were several places set up to get your picture taken with some sort of backdrop to showcase the event, this cake being one of them.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Tyler @ Hockey

Tyler at a game earlier this week. His first year and he really ejoys it.

I have been very slack with posting for quite some time now and hope for the next little while to play a little catch up. I haven't been taking many snaps so hence little to post. I came to realize I miss looking at and commenting on others photos too.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

F-16 at CYQX - Gander

11 Dutch F-16's visited here a couple weeks ago and I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. I have several other good snaps but for some reason they won't upload to blogger for me?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

St. Brides & Cod fish

On a recent trip to St. Brides we came upon 2 men on the wharf cutting the tongues out of these cod, "ooooh what a feed" I bet they were good.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Cape St. Mary's

Wow, I can't believe the summer is gone and school is started again. Time flies and it's been a month since I had a chance to post! I've taken lots of snaps in that time and am still sorting them out.......hope to post a little more often now....hoping to...

This is just a little sample of an enourmous amout of pictures taken this day at Cape St. Mary's. To get the idea of the amount of birds on the seastack click on the top picture for a closer look.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

View from the Harbour

The view from on the water in St. John's Harbour is quite different from the view on land. My first trip out there was only a couple of years ago, despite having grown up in the area. I like the different perspective it gives on the familiar landmarks. The first picture is "The Basilica Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist" a 152 year old Catholic church. The second picture is "The Rooms," Newfoundland and Labrador's newest cultural and historical showplace. The Rooms unites the Provincial Museum, the Provincial Art Gallery and the Provincial Archives under one roof. It was built to model after the "fishing rooms" where families came together to process their catch. The last picture is "The Battery" situated at the entrance to St. John's Harbour at the base of the steep slopes of Signal Hill.

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.