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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

A Little of This and That

We stayed up in the L'Anse aux Meadows area of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland for a few days waiting for the clouds to part at the same time that the ice came in. We had one day of reasonable light but found it hard to get close enough to any icebergs to get the shots we wanted. So instead Ron shot what he found. Low-tide Reflection
Low-tide Reflection - Click for larger


If this is your house in Quirpon, NL we need to talk. My Fantasy place
My Fantasy place - Click for larger

I want your house! When we first found this house back in 2007 there was an iceberg stuck in the bay in front of it then too. It's a view I could look at all day long.

But we didn't. Instead we drove over to Ship Cove via Raleigh  Clothesline and poppies
Clothesline and poppies - Click for larger

in hopes of finding a better vantage point for the icebergs. The view in Ship Cove of icebergs in the Strait of Belle Isle was actually better than it was at L'Anse aux Meadows but still not quite what we were looking for.Iceberg
Iceberg - Click for larger

See "Don't Be Shy" for Ron's take on our pursuit of icebergs in Iceberg Alley.

My Mom asked why I was wearing a glove in the picture on his blog "Because it was cold!", I answered.

So after Ship Cove we decided to see if we could find some caribou. We did. Two in fact. Two very ragged looking ones hanging out on the parking lot of the St. Anthony airport. They seemed to not appreciate us looking at them and wandered off.Caribou
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With that we gave up and went back to shooting the iceberg in front of my favourite house at last light.Iceberg
Iceberg - Click for larger

There was actually nice light on it.

The next day we stopped to shoot icebergs one last time from shore on our way back to Gros Morne National Park. And if you read Ron's blog listed above you'll know that we finally found someone with a boat willing to take us out! Iceberg
Iceberg - Click for larger

The light wasn't great but we were really close to those icebergs.

Back in Gros Morne National Park we once again faced rain and no light - especially at first or last light - the times of the day when it is usually good for taking pictures. Instead we got some sleep, played some cribbage, and even laid on a pebbly beach during full noon sun. So what if we still had on long pants and sweaters. The middle of the day was the only time of the day it seems when we would really see sunshine in Gros Morne National Park. Oh well. But here is a picture of the mountain that gave the park its name:Gros Morne
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