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Beautiful River

Beautiful River
Love that someone found unsweetened.ca by searching for “beautiful river”. This isn’t the only beautiful river I photograph or talk about, but it is the one I love.

Home!

Home!
Home! — Originally uploaded by LexnGer While the wind was up when we arrrived, a nice visit with Di, a grocery run, and a quick stop for pizza in Quispam kept us busy until the wind strted going down along with the sun. Molly came to fetch us as this picture was taken. Then she & Cheyenne made short work of hauling everything up [...]

The River’s Waiting

The River’s Waiting
The river’s waiting — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Roofing is complete! Today’s 4 hour stint wrapped up the roofing including capping 2 peaks, weaving one valley, shingling 3 planes (not roofing lingo but you mathies out there will know what I mean) and hammering 1 index finger. After that, it was time for a serious swi [...]

5YAT: I Blame CBC For My Meltdown

5YAT: I Blame CBC For My Meltdown
26 December, 2004 – Cold & Windy –14º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] Mainland: still wide open in HUGE patches and the gap is gaping. Beautiful ice structures where the ice formed against the rocks and then lifted off them with the tides. Glen-side: Looks like 8-10” thick when I walked out parallel to Long Beach. Bi [...]

5YAT: Jingled In A Glass

5YAT: Jingled In A Glass
24 December, 2004 – Warm! Wet! Windy! +7º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] YUCK! Today’s ablutions involved bundling up for the long walk through the wind and rain to the outhouse.  It’s GROSS out there! All the snow is gone, gone, gone! Mainland-side is open with ice flow chunks along the shore. The gap is open. The glen-s [...]

5YAT: Ice, Mexico & Foreplay

5YAT: Ice, Mexico & Foreplay
In the continuation of the 5 Years Ago Today series: 9 December, 2004 – Thursday – Sunny & 0º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] Walked down to the gap to see the division of water & ice – very cool since the glen-side is iced & the Gondola Point side is open. I figure I’ll be obsessing over the state of the ice f [...]

5 Years Ago

5 Years Ago
5 years ago today I woke up on an island, unsure of when I’d be able to leave. It was a good day, my father was being let out of the hospital after open-heart surgery. He was going to stay with friends who I knew loved him dearly and would take amazing care of him.  I knew that the entire community was rallying around and signing up for daddy [...]

Harvesting Art

Harvesting Art
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 [...]

Media dogs

Media dogs
The woman with the camera from CBC loved the dogs, but since only Pork Pie and Meatloaf came out to help, the rest were howling away. There is a great clip in her final video of the ones who had to stay on the island howling.

Building a path to shore

Building a path to shore
  We spent a big portion of yesterday pacing out the path to shore. Of course this could just as easily be called “crossing the river” After some minor adjustments to how i count paces, we’ve figured we need 25 to 30 trees to build the path. (For those of you counting that’s 1500 paces, not the previously guestim [...]

Pacing out the path

Pacing out the path
With Kaya dogging my steps and trying to jump up and steal my mitt from right off my hand.

Vox Hunt: I Get Around

Vox Hunt: I Get Around
Show us your favorite mode of transport.  Submitted by NomDeCocon. The Basket Mobile for dry.Kayaks for wet, (I don't have a picture of the Littlest Aardvark to show you, so these are a couple from the Mather's Island fleet.)

Bicycles on the ice

Bicycles on the ice
As I was leaving the island, I saw cyclists on the ice by Long Beach. What a change a couple of weeks make. Mather’s Island, Kennebecasis River, NB Now there are ATV’s, skiers, skidoos, and even cyclists on the ice when just days ago people were shocked that I would even consider walking on it. After protecting the island for mon [...]

That tree again.

That tree again.
Kennebecasis River,NB My last morning I have to make sure my path tree is still solid and safe.  Odd the things you bond with.

Visitors

Visitors
Weird weather, impending rain and wind… the dogs’ barking brings me down to the cliffs to checkout what’s happening… What are these people doing on the river? It turns out they were coming to visit me.

Every 100 paces

Every 100 paces
Path of trees placed to mark the tested and safe route across the river to the Shore. The trees are put in every 100 paces, though the ice is tested every 50 paces by chopping through with an axe and measuring the thickness. Min. safety – 2.5″; min. really really happy and confident – 6″. Yes, this means I was finally [...]

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