Winds from the south today crashing against the shore meant I spent at
least an hour sitting on the rocks mesmerized.
There is nothing more soothing to me than big wind and the sound if the
Of course, I don’t feel quite that way when I have to leave the island and
the winds mean riding the river in big waves especially in Novembe [...]
It’s a beautiful day. The sun is bright and warm, the sky is blue andclear, the wind is howling and blowing like a "son of a bitch"!
The water is slamming up against the island and, as it turns out, over thestern of the boat left a little too close to the tide line. Wind and wavesare quite effective in filling a boat with w [...]
It was just a quick cross and then back home, but mid-river each leg I wasvery happy that was all. I’d show you pictures of that, but I was too busydriving the boat!One hand for you, one for the boat. And when the one for you is on themotor there are zero for the camera!
Joining me for my call today were a loon and a crow. Yesterday’s coworkersincluded Charlie the dog and a seal. Neither contributed much to the callbut they were great company.
A little island walk about to see the high water accompanied by Charlie whoinsisted on being in all the photos.
As I mentioned in the previous post, I had the opportunity to lunch with my friend Craig at the Saint John Ale House when I was in New Brunswick last. Chef Jesse Vergen prepared us a Chef’s Choice lunch which was overflowing with local ingredients, great flavours and playfulness.
Heirloom Beet & Sheep Milk Cheese w/ Horseradish Vinaigrett [...]
I’ve been back in Toronto for over a week now and it seems that the 50 Paces Project has taken on a life of it’s own.
Sue told me that her friend, who works in Social Services, is using 50 Paces as an allegory to increase intra-family communications with her client. How cool is that!?!?
Grant Kerr’s article ran in the Teleg [...]
And it was said that Sunday was a day of rest. But not for us.
My last full day on the island started with a phone call from Cathy at the Gondola Point Grocery – over 20 people had dropped in asking how to get down to see the trees.
Her big, and valid, concern was the number of people who wanted to see the 50 Paces Project but were int [...]
Back on the river today to fix my mistakes.
Yesterday I hung art on the 50paces tree -> the 500paces tree. Then I walked to the 1000paces tree and hung photos to the 550paces tree. Well almost. There are actually 21 trees meaning the last tree is the 1050 tree. So as of this morning the 1050paces tree is all decked out in 1000paces photos [...]
Yesterday, Nancy and the rest of the good folks at TPH finished printing the photos for the 50 Paces Project!
A BIG thanks to gkaufman of the Monthly Scavenger Hunt who whipped off a program to generate labels for all the photos. Each photo will be tagged with the title, flickr photographer’s name and where in the world the photo was t [...]
From November to January 2004/5 I lived my father’s life on a small island in New Brunswick. I looked after the animals and waited for the river to freeze so I could cross the ice safely and reliably to get to shore. [see Watching the ice form... a month spent on an island - off-line, off-grid, off-shore.]
In order to know that the i [...]
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Crossing the River
Yup, mercurial Mercury has had his way with my week already with 2 missed meetings in one day. So we are following through on my previous threat to go hide away on a deserted island in a deep blue river far, far away.
"As a rule, retrograde planets presage a period of seemingly inevitable or fated events…"**
And certain [...]
Did I tell you about my scheme to build a floating photo installation for my dad for Xmas?
The scheme involves people from across the world submitting photos taken every 50 paces from their door to 2000 paces away, any and all directions. Then hanging photos along the ice path from the island to the shore on the trees marking the path ever [...]
Gallery 78 in Fredericton New Brunswick is having a showing of Glenn Hall’s exhibit Painting Moose Island from November 25th – December 24th.
For those of you who don’t know, Moose Island is officially Mather’s Island and affectionately known as "The Island". It is my father’s home.