Monday, September 28, 2015

The solar eclipse as seen from Gowganda

Up and ready with two cameras with lots of battery power and empty cards just waiting to film and photograph the eclipse.  As soon as the moon was up, way before the event I took a pic of the moon just heading into the clouds and that's all I saw the rest of the night, clouds.  Here is the moon 
just entering the clouds.
 On an other note here is a pic of sunrise a week and a half ago.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Some more pics from the canoe trip

Pouring rain set us looking for a campsite, nothing to be found, finally paddled up to Arthur Lake the spot where I figured would be a camp site was at the bridge and the road, the parking area was a lake.  Went on to Arthur Lake and found one that needed lots of clean up, still raining, put up the fly and hunkered in and finally had supper under the fly.  After dinner got the tents up and crawled into the bags.
Next day it started out grey but turned all right and paddled right up to Pigeon Lake where we found a great site on top of and island.  The first thing on the agenda get all the wet stuff out and hang it up.
We got there early so had a lot of time to get all the tents up and bags in for the night to come.
Here is the cook reading the directions on the bag of dehydrated food.  We all need a good meal and a dry spot to sit on to rest.
Lots of time to eat and rest and a good evening enjoying the camp fire after dinner. Set off the next day under good weather by the time we were down to the portage into Duncan lake it started to pour again.  Down Duncan and back to the vehicles and back to Gowganda to dry everything out again.  Great trip with Geoff and John (brothers) and as always Brian.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Short video of some of our canoe trip on West Montreal River

Starting at the Big Four Bridge west of Gowganda on Hwy. 560, going thru Sams Lk., Houston Lk., Arthur Lk., Pigeon Lk., to Duncan Lk., the put out.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Harvest time on the Little clay belt

East of Gowganda about 50km. is the fertile clay belt, this happened thousands of years ago when a great lake drained and left the fertile soil behind.  Gowganda is on the Precambrian Shield, shallow soils and lots of rock.
Right now the farmers are getting their grains, corn, canola, beans off the land.  Weather has been favourable and they have been at it steady for some time.  Here are a couple of pics of some of the fields they work in.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A tip from Mary Bullock tonite, Bald Eagle landed across the road

Mad rush to get camera had to come back for a new battery and still got a few shots.
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