Louise Queen

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Holiday Snaps 3

In Sites and Sounds on August 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm

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Fishing for Mackerel at Indian Point. Sadly this wasn’t one that we caught. However, we did catch one later but the camera battery had died by then.

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Kayaking at Back Harbour, Lunenburg

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Kayak Celebration

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We discovered that Ashley ‘doesn’t do mornings’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Holiday Snaps 2

In Sites and Sounds on August 24, 2009 at 2:03 pm

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Mum and Dad at The Ovens – natural sea caves that were once upon a time mined for gold.

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The Ovens.

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You can try but I don’t see it happening….

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Mum cooling off in the pool (I know what you’re going to say Mum, but I think it’s a good photo). Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Snaps 1

In Sites and Sounds on August 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm

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Memorial for Swiss Air Flight 111 at Bayswater.

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Mum, Kim and I in front of the hotel at Aspotogen Pointe.

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A view of Lunenburg from across the bay.

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Kim and Dad getting sporty!

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Dressed up for a night out. Read the rest of this entry »

Effects of Hurricane Bill

In Sites and Sounds on August 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Although we live right on the ocean, the view from our window is usually rather serene, flat water, the occasional white horse but nothing more.

However, today was a slightly different story as Nova Scotia suffered the effects of hurricane Bill.

View from the window

View from the window

Once the rain went off, we decided to go for a drive down to Kingsburg (Blue Rocks was just too busy) to try and take a few photos…

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Shubenacadie (Part 2)

In Sites and Sounds on August 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Here are some more of the animals that we met on our travels around the 2 kilometers of pathway/ 40 hectares of land

Peacock

Peacock

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What wonderful colours. What a shame I can’t remember the name. Does anyone know?

Moose

Moose

Supposedly you are very lucky if you manage to catch a glimpse of this guy…. I guess we were have a very lucky day to get this photo

Reindeer

Reindeer

Now we know where Santa keeps his reindeer…

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

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Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (Part 1)

In Sites and Sounds on August 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

As you probably all know my parents and sisters were here from the 1st-15th of this month. It was great to see them and to explore Nova Scotia a little more. We actually visited Shubenacadie (pronounced “Shoo-ben-ack-a-dee”) Wildlife Park on the very last day they were here but these are the photos I have to hand at the moment and I thought there was no harm in working backwards…

Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park

First of all, I had to try and teach the gorillas to map read –

Map Reading

Map Reading

Once that was sorted, we moved on to look at some of the other animals…

Bear

Bear

Don’t they just look so cute? I wouldn’t want to take my chances though.

Eagle

Eagle

These Eagles had been brought to the park after being injured. They have been nursed back to health but sadly aren’t able to fend for themselves in the wild anymore.

Otter

Otter

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A visit from Cait

In Sites and Sounds on August 5, 2009 at 9:32 am

Last week one of my oldest friends from Scotland came over to visit. We spent quite a lot of time at the beach…

Cait @ Bayswater Beach

Cait @ Bayswater Beach

They even had lifeguards on duty…

Lifeguards

Lifeguards

Eventually we plucked up the courage to jump in the Atlantic for a swim, however, sadly don’t have any photographic proof!

We also explored Aspotogen Pointe…

Mermaid

Mermaid

Cait thought she’d try her hand at being a mermaid but sadly her singing wasn’t good enough to attract any local sailors. Read the rest of this entry »