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Friday, November 16, 2007

"Dildo Pond"

Well I'm telling a lie here because this is not the name of the pond but it is the beginning of my South Dildo paddle on Nov. 16th, 2007. I didn't paddle the pond but saw this just as you come into South Dildo. I new my paddle would be sweet and was anxious to "get-at-er".
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"Spread Eagle Island"

Coming from Rosses Island and Dildo Island you pass by Spread Eagle Island on the right here and South Dildo Harbour is in the Distance. I did wonder what inspired the names of these islands though..........lonely days and lonely nights perhaps. Heh. Heh.
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"Dildo Portal"

Dildo Island has a few landing spots with coarse gravel and shards of shale in spots but the rock formations and diversity is ever present in a very small area.
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"Mystical Spires"

On every kayaking paddle there is always something that tends to stand out from most other parts of the trip for me on this trip was this rock formation at the end of the Islands outside South Dildo harbour. Their colors and sharpness are much more appreciated when you can be there to experience it. I actually smucked bow first into the rock island as I was taking a series of pictures. I was so captivated and trying to get a good shot as I was steering with my feet the stern rudder, looking thru the view finder which makes things appear further than they actually are, oblivious to the wind howling at my back, when all to, all of a sudden................thud.
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"November Green"

It is always sweet to be able to take a kayaking lunch break on any beach in November, Rosses Island just out of South Dildo, NL.
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"Looks Lichen"

Lichen covers alot of the rocks on Dildo Island and Rosses Island.
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"Sacred Ground"

There were gulls on Rosses Island that appeared to be nestling into the thick clumps of grass on the hill sides. On closer observation it was obvious they were dead. I didn't disturb any but was curious as to why so many were lodged on the small hill sides in various stages of decay. Sacred or hallowed ground for gulls perhaps.
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"Rosses Island"

A habitat for seabirds no doubt, but on this day it was barren of sealife or landlife for that matter. These humps are all over the island an I am thinking they are nests of some sort. On the beach of this island are hundreds of bird bones and gull carcases in various stages of decomposition. It felt as if birds, particularly gulls come here to spend there last days.
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"Because We Can"

An aspect quite unique to kayaking is the ability to go where very few tread. As it is not many who will ever see the underside of wharfs nor many perhaps who would want to but it is a perspective well worth a try.
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"Low Tide"

Low Tide can be quite colorful in any weather and it is an oppurtunity to see things hidden by the higher waters such as this seaweed whose tips are just exposed above low water. Souh Dildo. Nov.16th, 2007.
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"Beached Wreck"

I don't know the name of this wreck in South Dildo but it is an all wooden structure. All that is remaining is the bow post in the foreground and the ribs of its' hull behind. Could perhaps have been an old fishing schooner and no one was around to ask.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Dismantling Fall"

Unto winter we will soon be delivered and shades of yester-autumn are soon past. The mariad of colors soon douced in blankets of white and scents of decay smothered for spring.
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Monday, November 05, 2007

"Tail Of Noel"

As Hurricane Noel brushed by St. John's Newfoundland, we were spared much of its' devastation. It was a bit anticlimatic as I searched Cape Spear for monstrous waves and wicked waters. The waters were wicked but definitely saw worse out there without hurricane weather. Just the tail we got I figure. So... I added a bit of artistry to the scene to satisfy my hunt.