Sunday, October 26, 2008

More interesting sights on the trail.

Well there is always something interesting to see if you just get out there and look. Tucker and I were taking one of our favorite walks today up to 3 mile dam via the gorge trail and then back to the park following the pipeline

As we were walking along the pipeline, Tucker and I looked back to see a line of young girls......walking ON the pipeline. so we waited and watched.
There were 2 older girls with their hair tied back in black snoods.

They were all wearing pretty coloured, ankle-length dresses. The younger girls had long hair in plaits. They were very pleasant and told me they do this all the time. I am guessing by the way they were dressed and their hair style, they probably belong to a particular religious group. Interesting....

Monday, October 20, 2008

The "fall" in Autumn

We had a significant frost last night. This morning it was sunny and as I was looking out my front window, I could watch my maple gently let go of its leaves. It was very pretty and serene, much like looking at a campfire or listening to water flowing. This video clip captures it a little.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


When Tucker and I go for walks, I always take my digital camera in hope that we will see something beautiful, interesting or maybe even something exciting like a moose or a bear. Well, while walking into the Gorge trail today my eye caught the sight of an unusual shape. Is it a critter? Or perhaps a strange person lurking on the side of the trail?
Can it be?? No way! How would it get here? Why would it be here?
Yes I was right. It's an office chair. A perfectly good office chair in the middle of nowhere. A chair that was tired of being cooped up in an office, day and night and night and after day. And, at the first opportunity escaped.....into the wilds to be free......forever.
Tucker, perhaps sensing that this once tame beast was cautious, lest it be captured and returned to captivity, approaches with care. The chair, remains perfectly still, possibly playing possum until we are safely passed.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Autumn Colour

Corner Brook is beautiful, particularly at this time of the year. Here are some pictures to remind you guys what you are missing.

Tucker, enjoying some freedom in the Participark...

More of the Participark trail.......

A view of Margaret Bowater Park from the participark trail....

Another section of the same trail.....

And yet more Participark......

A small trail following the stream in Margaret Bowater Park....

A section of road following the pipeline from 3 Mile Dam...

Not to be upstaged by the autumn splendor, Tucker comes out of the woods adorned with leaves and pine needles . Very dashing, don't you think?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Herdman Revisited

You may or may not know that Herdman Collegiate is no more. Its been undergoing major renovations over the past few years and will reopen as the High School for the entire Corner Brook area and I think its new name will be Corner Brook High. Anyway I think during the renovations the spirits of the class of '72 must have been disturbed because over the past few weeks I have heard from and about several of my old friends that I haven't seen for years. Then, right out of the blue this week I had a phone call from an old friend (Doreen) saying that another old friend (Joan) was in town and perhaps we could round up a bunch of other old friends ( I'm overusing the word "old" aren't I) thanks to Dorreen we had a real blast from our past. A lot can happen in 36 years.

For the sake of easy recall I am using maiden names. In the back: Sharon Penny and Doreen Belbin. The others from left to right: Nancy Oxford, Sigrid Lundrigan, Moi, Joan White, Sue Kennedy, Barb Hicks.