This morning, May 31, we woke up to cool temps, and then it snowed.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The next bunch of photos, today and the next few days, were taken in Habana, Cuba, pretty much off the beaten path and the tourist district. Out here is where the real Habanans live.
Friday, May 29, 2009
I took this shot of the College Education Center, Nipissing University and Canadore College, as we were on our approach to land.
The grey house in the middle with the "L" shaped dock belongs to the Butcher and his lovely wife Karen.
The Ice Marshal's boat and dock are in plain view, and so is the spot for the "future" house.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Here's an overview of North Bay and Trout Lake in the distance to the east as we headed back to the airport to land.
This is another overhead shot of "the compound".
This is an original cottage and boat house, very little visible new upgrades. The underwater structures are really clear from the air.
McCoy's Tavern, the former Portage Hotel, is shown here with a recently departed boat from its dock cruising out of One Mile Bay.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Yesterday evening, the Butcher took me for an aerial spin over Trout Lake. He handles the "stick" with way more control than he does on the ice.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
I finally enclosed the wood shed. I started last fall and did all the sides except the front. Over the past couple of days I made the doors and finished the front side.
Here's a "before" photo of the garden shed, just after it was built, and the wood shed on the right - huge difference.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
These two photos are of the bar Hemingway used to frequent in downtown Habana. It was pretty jammed inside, so we just cruised on by.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
As always, vehicles break down, and probably none quicker than cars older that 50 years old in Cuba; although, I'm pretty sure the Cubans are pretty good at keeping the old "bombs" on the road as there are a lot of them out there. This one was getting major work right at an intersection of a main street in Habana on the waterfront.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I'm taking a break from Cuba today, and showing you the damage caused by high winds and waves last week on the Calander docks. The docks were built before WWII, so they have seen a lot of damaging winds and waves in their time. Estimates to make repairs are ridiculous - millions!!