Sheilagh, Please Knock it Off!

And I’m not referring to Paddy’s hat either!

We have better things to do on Good Friday than shoveling out the van, especially when that snow is still coming at you, driven by 50 km/hr winds.


At least here in the little clearing the wind is not so bad.


Out at Torbay, though,  the wind is active. Down in the cove it’s still not so bad.


That’s not the case out in Flatrock. The full fury of the wind is bearing on the shore.


The mobile phone’s little camera does not do justice to the surf pounding out against the rocks. The wind and waves toss tonnes of spray 30-40 metres into the air at a time.


Down at the foot of the harbour you get a taste of the spite that winter still holds for us.

“I’m still in control,” she’s saying. “Spring can wait ’til I’m good and ready.”


About Maurice A. Barry

Coordinator: Teaching and Learning Commons, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Parent & Husband. eLearning consultant/coordinator. Program Development Specialist - eLearning (Department of Education; Retired). Writer: over 40 Math/Physics texts/webs. Developer & Manager of web content. Geek. Not into awards but loves comments.
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13 Responses to Sheilagh, Please Knock it Off!

  1. Wow. – that’s a lot of snow and wind! Winter still firmly in the saddle for now…but next month he has to run for sure!

  2. jennypellett says:

    Oh my, no way will I complain about our weather now. Yours is ferocious! Just the sound on the video is enough, brrrrr…

  3. Peter Smith says:

    Beautiful and nasty at the same time. Winter seems to be hanging on especially hard this year.

  4. WOW! What else can I say about the wild and woolly weather you have. We have some strong wind and rain here on Puget Sound and I see the people with beach front property have their lawns well watered, though not the kind that promotes lawn growth. I see the wave hitting up against the rocks and heavy spray being thrown into the air. Great from the top of the hill where I am warm and dry.

    I love your photos, it is such a different type of place and really helps enhance your descriptions of how life is for you there. Love the moose, though I can see you have to be on the lookout all the time.

  5. Ugh. Rough weather up there. D

  6. Mary says:

    Great photos but
    Hope Sheilagh starts to retreat sometime soon!!

    • Took those on Good Friday…and it was snowing. We got 5-7 cm then. Took the ones at Cape Spear yesterday and we got 6-8 cm then. Went down to Quidi Vidi Gut this morning and took some more…BUT…had to shovel 10-12 cm away from the door first. Clearly Sheilagh is making sure March goes out like a lion!

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