Saturday, May 31, 2008

Abandoned


I found this old abandoned house today while driving towards Renews on the Avalon peninsula. The old homestead has seen its time and will soon fall. The windows are shuttered with iron bars. While I was photographing, I felt as if I were being watched. Is there a face in the window?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Newfoundland Schooner Dory


I found this old abandoned dory in Aquaforte among today's debris of old tires and rusting forty gallon drums. In spite of this, the setting still evoked echoes of another time. This unique flat bottomed work boat, with its planks for sides and swept up bow and stern could be stacked with its sisters up to eight boats high on the decks of large schooners, thus reducing storage space.

Dories were very seaworthy and became more stable when loaded with a large catch of fish.

Spring Parade on the East Coast Trail


For a close encounter with an iceberg click here.

Monday, May 26, 2008

At Rest in Brigus South


A peaceful scene in Brigus South invites the visitor to this ancient fishing settlement located in a small cove between Tors Cove and Cape Broyle on the Southern Shore. Because of the northern cod moratorium in 1992, fishermen in this community rely on other types of sea creatures to make a living, mostly crab and scallops.

Little House on the Bay

Sunday, May 25, 2008

St. Peter and St.Paul Church, Bay Bulls


The Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Bay Bulls was built in 1890.
At the gates of the church, serving as pedestals for statues, stand several of the cannons used in the engagements with the French in the 1700's.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

After the Split




A loud thunderous report was followed by a crash of ice as the top of this berg tumbled into the sea .

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pouch Cove Skiff

Detail of a Berg

Margaret's Iceberg

Iceberg Alley


Today, the sun finally warmed the land and I soon forgot the last two weeks of cold miserable fog encrusted weather. The steady parade of icebergs along the coast meant that every cove and inlet would have their very own icy attractions and I set out to capture some of their beauty. This berg was photographed near the village of Flat Rock on the "Killick Coast".


Monday, May 12, 2008

What Lies Below


The translucent green of this iceberg provokes questions. I prefer to dwell on the intrinsic optical properties of ice rather than impurities.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Another Cool Sculpture


"Icebergs are an enormous tourist attraction, and Newfoundland and Labrador is the best place in the world to view them. Visitors can get safely near them on a guided sea kayak tour, a scheduled boat tour, or by simply standing on the shoreline. And, with the April arrival of our millions of seabirds and the late-June arrival of the world’s largest population of humpback whales, the coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador will be alive with nature on a very grand scale during the 2008 season! Cameras are a must!" - Easier Travel

Quidi Vidi Iceberg


Satellite images show five hundred or so icebergs in iceberg alley ready to pass near our headlands and bays. These are the first to reach the Avalon peninsula. This year will be a "large" year for bergs.