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Amethyst Cove

..we have been wanting to rockhound since we went on a trip a couple of years ago..so today we went to a place we were interested in finding..Amethyst Cove.

A steep 70 degree rope assisted desent leads to a rocky Beach..which after a 3km hike leads to Amethyst Cove..beware of the high Bay of Fundy tides and time your arrival on the beach for when the tide goes out…and save energy for the punishing ascent..the picture with me and the walking stick has the point where I forgot my walking stick so I got to go back and get it..punishing.

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Not a bad haul all things considered..including a highly magnetic meteorite(ish) find..I think it is magnetite but still investigating.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2016 in fun, geology

 

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Snow Trek Front Crawl

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A great day for a snowshoeing trek over to the lake.  The snow is crusty so the dogs have almost no issues breaking through to the deep snow.  Something was through the area last night ( but veered away from our property boundary. Looks like a bobcat. )

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Our swimming area is not ready for the season yet (A* does the front crawl with snowshoes to demonstrate).. Nice and warm with the sun reflecting.

And our old road in has a couple of low spots..when I saw the actual ground I did not recognize it.  ‘what is the brown stuff and the dark colored snowballs?’.. Turns out it was dirt and rocks.

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Posted by on April 6, 2015 in fun, snow, Wildlife

 

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Trippy

Another year,  another summer trip.. Not too many pictures with my dumb phone due to issues but something either way!

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On the trail while hiking I came around a corner and a bear was 20 yds away on the trail.. Then Loki came up behind me and chased it away. 

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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in entertainment, fun

 

Jam

Went blueberry picking with the family..and A* and I overpicked on purpose..to make a batch of blueberry anise jam..

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..the blueberries were plentiful, plump and purple..OK, blue…but they were yummy…about 1/2 hour after starting we had around 10lbs,

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..boil the berries with the spices..add extra sugar boil some more then add pectin..The most complicated part about making jam is preparing the mason jars!

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..and the 12 finished jars of jam..we made some with basil, thyme and some with rosemary as well..a first batch of blueberry jam for us so we did not want to overcomplicate things.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2013 in fun, produce

 

Bolerama

I have been using kijiji.ca to watch Boler trailer sales for years and recently A* and I started looking at some of them..and within a week of starting to look a 17ft boler popped up for sale…the 17ft model was only made for 2 years and offers an whopping 3ft in length and is a little wider..good shape for a 1979 Boler and also in good working order..so we took the plunge and bought a new travelling home away from home…we are hoping to do some extended trips so hopefully the trailer will pay for itself.

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… nice little screen door to keep the bugs out.

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This is the sitting area which also converts into a smaller double bed… It is not quite a double bed but it is definitely bigger than a single bed it sleeps me comfortably I am 6′ 2″.

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This is the kitchen area a propane stove and oven a 12 volt pump water system and a propane water heater. The camper actually has more amenities then our house does.

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A bed in the back and a fold down bunkbed above it..

Along the other wall is a propane fridge, furnace as well as the washroom area, complete with shower… But it is a little cramped..

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It will also be useful in the yard as friends now have somewhere to sleep..we were always a little challenged for space in our 600sq/ft house..and 2 of my friends slept in it last night to try it out..the mini-essence of comfort…we like it!

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2012 in Construction, fun, Purchases

 

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In No Particular Order

..starting to feel better after 3 weeks of being sick and miserable. Away on vacation and some R and R was just what the doctor ordered!..nice to get away and visit A*s parents and family, catch a hockey game as well as eat excessive amounts of food, shop and get some kitchen ideas for our summer projects..but the best thing was getting better cause I was a disaster and was starting to think I would never get better..it was also a Christmas miracle we got everything into our luggage for the flight home! Hehe

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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Construction, entertainment, food, fun

 

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New Google Maps Progress

Looks like there has been some updating on google maps. This looks like it was taken a couple of months ago..like December based on the junk in the yard..no much so it must have been after we did all the trim work as the wood was stored out front and the pile was big enough it would have stood out. I need to dig up an old version of the overhead shot but it really is amazing the changes over the last 4 years. The red dots are our place and the other is the spot @ the stillwater where Loki broke through the ice last month..I was going to do a bunch of dotted places but then realized there were only 2 spots of importance. Even this map is now outdated as they have begun clearning and foundation work on 2 more properties on the road in! ( the road with the developed properties on it, the other ‘road’ is the old rough road we used for year 1..the road which houses the crevasses from posts last week! Hehe)

..we were the first dwelling on the road..development is encroaching

..I think I am standing in front..and you can sorta see the Canada flag on the shed..nice

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Construction, fun

 

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