Friday, November 16, 2007
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
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.