Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
(Image from Linda Yates) After reconstruction.
Ever since 1997 he has been helping our region with a whale museum project that we hope will one day be one of the world's largest displays of whale skeletons & information pavillions (built from whales that have died from natural causes). The rare arctic Bowhead Whale was the first whale to wash ashore and while the bones were cleaned via Dr Lien & Alma Guy some time ago ...we still have it on our important to do list to have it completed and displayed.
(Image from D Hayashida) Can you guess what all these bones are from? Believe it or not they are the semi-cleaned bones of a gigantic 50 foot female humpback whale that drowned in Crab Gear in 2001. (Wayne Ledwell of Dr Liens Marine Mammal Rescue Group and Captain George Saunders of Cobbs Arm were able to save the youngster travelling with the mother but unfortunately not able to save the female.)
The next whale for the regional project was a Sowerby's Beaked Whale for the Town of Westport on the Baie Verte Pennisula. Thanks to years of hard work around the volunteer table by Daphne Warren (with Dr Lien's kind assistance) Westport had their bones cleaned.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Look the red roof is the pottery in the background!
If you can safely get a piece of stray iceberg ice into a glass of ?????? your favourite beverage it really is a memorable occassion! Fresh water with a heck of a bubbly fizz ...(has been my experience). Cheers!!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
While the birds are the top attraction, there's alot more to see here...caribou herds, unique flora, wiley ravens, bald eagles...baaa....
Sheep farming means lambs running all around the middle of town in the near by community of Branch...which is something right out of Ireland in terms of language, lilt and looks. And the internationally recognized, "The Cliff House B & B" http://www.thecliffhouse.ca/ is a new, picturesque and spotlessly clean bit of accommodation over looking the ocean on the Branch waterfront. Local & passionate owners Chris and Priscilla are a wealth of knowledge about the plants, birds and history of the area. Rita's homemade local Bakeapple jam at breakfast is a gourmet treasure... you'll definitely be back for seconds.
This is the unforgetable view out the front porch window from the B & B.
While nothing can ever compare to the breath taking, in person visit to "the Cape", here is a short video to entice you to immediately get on your plane, train or auto...to come and experience the world class tourist destination of Cape St Mary's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. (All video and images are by King's Point Pottery.)