Stiles Cove and the East Coast Trail

It was a beautiful morning and we just had to be out in it. We weren’t sure where precisely to go and then I remembered that a new-ish geocache had been published on my favourite sections of the East Coast Trail, the portion between Stiles Cove and Red Head. Since Stiles Cove is quite tucked…

Dear Spring

Dear Spring, Oh how I have missed you. Please come in, have a cup of coffee and stay a while…. Vicky

Dreaming of blue skies….

After several days of blue sky and warm air, we awoke this morning to cold mist and clouds, presenting me with the perfect opportunity to get a few inside-the-house things done, including looking back at the photos I took during recent bouts of sunshine…

A touch of grace…

Today is starting out as “one of those days”. We all have them and the more interesting your life is to start with, the more creative the chaos can become. Sick kids we can handle. That happens all the time. How often, though, do you fall off a deck while chasing a dog who wants…

A surfeit of sunshine

Well, maybe not a surfeit, but certainly a whole lot more than we’re used to as of late. It’s day three of more or less continuous sun (except at night, of course. We’re not that far north) and I’m ploughing through the list of stuff that needs doing on nice days. Unreliable weather can be…

Signal Hill

It was an almost magical, perfect afternoon up on Signal Hill. Chilly, mind you, but lovely. We headed up to find a geocache and I took the camera and tripod along for the ride. The clouds were fluffy and full and the place was crawling with people. It was gorgeous, though. We have a couple…

Some mornings…

Some mornings you run because you feel guilty about what you ate yesterday or how your clothes fit this morning or because there’s a race coming up and you need to get the mileage in. Some mornings you run because you need to get away from something or because you’re counting calories. And some mornings…

Distractions

It’s Easter break for the kids and I have more of them around than is usual, despite a clay camp for Katherine in the mornings. Coincidentally, the weather deities have decided that we are to be allowed (at least on a limited basis) some spring-like temperatures. Several days of 10°C weather have made us delightfully…

Oh so snowy

Update: General consensus among my bird-watching friends who have reviewed the pictures and assessed the plumage is that this owl is probably a “she” and not a “he” as was originally written. I concur and add that this owl was larger than I was expecting, having seen other male snow owls, which adds credence to…

The next day…

Remember my little iceberg from a few days ago? Well, he threw a party! The easterly wind drove the ice pack in overnight. All his friends showed up and had a big old party at Middle Cove Beach.

Yesterday….

Think of these as the “before” pictures….. Rowan and I walked home from Middle Cove Beach, yesterday afternoon. There was some slub ice on the beach. Some bits were floaty… But we wanted a closer look at that little berg and headed up the East Coast Trail (heading north). And got the look we wanted!!…

Any port….

March can be a tricky month in which to find colour in these parts. It’s rather like November in that regard, being dull and drab and not quite one season or another. We took advantage of a rare flash of sunshine yesterday afternoon to walk around downtown and along the harbour apron. I liked the…