Monthly Archives: December 2013

Boxing Day in the Harbour (3 of 3)

Back at Bests’ Cove it’s still quiet and still. Here and there you can see and hear boat owners out cleaning the snow from the decks. The water is slightly brackish here as a small stream flows into it, and … Continue reading

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Boxing Day in the Harbour (2 of 3)

This is the head of the harbour. We call it “The Bottom.” If you look carefully at the picture below you can see that this is the spot where “Ned’s Brook” meets the sea. I’m not sure if it’s named … Continue reading

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Boxing Day in the Harbour (1 of 3)

After the storm we had on Christmas Eve and Christmas day a high pressure system moved in, shoving away the clouds and quieting the wind. It did little for the temperatures, though, and they remained at around -10 for the … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in the Cove

Dinner was to be at Alex’s house and luckily the snow ended around 11, after giving us an additional 20 cm on top of the pre-existing 80 or so. This gave enough time to shovel out, drive to Southern Harbour … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve in St. John’s

The snow has started again. It’s likely that by tomorrow we’ll have another 20 cm to add to the 80 cm that has already fallen this month. This morning I had a few small errands to run and snapped a … Continue reading

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Peace and Quiet on Tibb’s Eve

It’s quiet inside—not a normal state of affairs in my home. Normally myself, OH and our four children use it as both a home base and staging ground from which to coordinate our busy, interconnected lives. For now, though, the … Continue reading

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The News and the Useless Space Between the Circles

I can gather all the news I need from the weather report. Paul Simon Those words, taken somewhat out of context from a beautiful song written in 1968 by Paul Simon—the “B” side to “Cecilia”, by the way, have been … Continue reading

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The Vessel is Gone but the Treasure Remains

“Dad, that’s pretty sad, isn’t it?” Brendan, my youngest son was getting ready to head in to university with me. Finals for this term are starting next week and he was planning to spend the day on campus studying. “What … Continue reading

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Another Walk Along the South Side

After a low of -12 C a couple of nights ago the temperatures have rebounded for a while. Today at lunchtime, the rain held off for a while so a walk was in order. The temperature had climbed to +12 … Continue reading

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