Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
After paddling the Coleman cooler all trip and shooting all the available rapids, Mr. P. and I relinquished the tub so the Butcher and Freight Train could shoot the final set of rapids.
Freight train responds to the Butchers screams of impending doom and rocks.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The campsite we had at Elm Point featured a natural spring fed waterfall. Not only was it really cold clear water, it was extremely loud - sort of like sleeping next to a roaring highway. The good thing was the roar of the water was constant, so it did fade, somewhat, into the background.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This was the view west from Elm Point on our last night of the canoe trip.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This is one of the expected "normal" methods to portage around a series of rapids or waterfalls. Not too taxing with a kevlar canoe and Freight Train doing the carrying.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Some of the rock faces we encountered on our "paddle down the river" were amazing. The reflections weren't too bad either.
As my pal Tom said, it looks like the rocks are walking down to the water.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Gerald and Glenn paddling towards the end of Turtle Lake. Well, at least Gerald is paddling.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
This is the city of Havana, Cuba taken just after take off. To access the city by road there is a huge tunnel under the opening of the bay at the harbour entrance, red arrow, that permits all manner of vehicles to freely move to and from the city. The upper left of the screen, west, is the large impressive waterfront that is slowly being restored.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Monday, June 06, 2011
There are a lot of pre-1959 American vehicles in Cuba. Most are or seem to be held together with bailing wire, bondo or other ingenious methods. This Chev Bel-Air is by far the best looking vintage car I have seen in Cuba. In fact, I'm pretty sure it would blow folks away at any A&W or street in Canada or the US. Mr. FKIA, please, year and model??
Sunday, June 05, 2011
I went to the dump a few weeks ago with a truck load of "goods." When cleaning up the yard and doing renos, taking stuff to the dump is a necessary evil. Our dump is about 15km north of the city in the bush, and it's quite large. Unfortunately, it's an eyesore, as well, from miles away as can be seen in this photo. It clearly stands out as the high (smell too) point for miles around.