Louise Queen

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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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A Birthday Paddle

In My day to day on May 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm

When asked what he would like to do for his birthday, Mr Queen, promptly chose heading to a lake for a paddle.

Dauphinee Mill Lake (known as Mill Lake to the locals) is quite close to Halifax and a popular place for the well heeled from the city to have a weekend or vacation cottage. A lot of the cottages can only be accessed by boat and hence a Thursday so early in summer was a perfect opportunity for us to canoe without getting swamped by too many motor boat wakes. We particularly liked this one little cottage, shrouded in trees on its own private island…

lake cottage

lake cottage

The lake is nearly divided in half with a lovely channel connecting the two… Read the rest of this entry »