Best of 2012

JANUARY 2012

Jan 2012

Great friends are always the best way to begin a new year. (L to R: M.J., Pamela, Kuno, Mike)

FEBRUARY 2012

Feb 2012

Iron Works Distillery's latest creation a Pear in a Bottle. We had to add one to our collection. So nice to have a local distillery.

MARCH 2012

Mar 2012

Learned to knit in February by watching YouTube videos and help from local knitters like Dawn in Mahone Bay and Mimi in Halifax. After a scarf and a hat I started my first pair of socks in March. 

APRIL 2012

Apr 2012

Drum circle on Dawn's birthday at the old Biscuit Eater. We are so happy that Cara and Fredrick bough the BE and have made it their home and continued allowing all of us to make it our community center. 

MAY 2012

May 2012

Cruised from Rome, to Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and ended in Venice. Stayed over for several lovely days and nights.

JUNE 2012

Jun 2012

We moved to BlueRocks in May and a knitting angel left a knitted rock in front of the house. We never discovered who left it, but enjoyed it every day until it moved on its journey.

JULY 2012

Jul 2012

The Tall Ships arrived in Lunenburg and hosted a three day celebration at the docks.

AUGUST 2012

Aug 2012

We helped start a new theatre company in town called It's Alive Theatre, Playwrights (l to r) Pamela, Rick, Alison, Lloyd, and Susan (not pictured).

SEPTEMBER 2012

Sep 2012

Cynthia Whitcomb came for a visit and we toured her around for a week while she lead a two-day writing workshop for local writers.

OCTOBER 2012

Oct 2012

Jon Allen and Chris Anderson acted in my play, "Old Fools" as a part of It's Alive Theatre Company's  production of A Evening of Short Plays. Everyone in the company had a wonderful time and we sold out all three performances. Thank you everyone, especially Jon and Chris.

NOVEMBER 2012

Nov 2012

Fall settled into Blue Rocks with golden colors and great weather. 

DECEMBER 2012

Dec 2012

Pamela and I enjoyed a productive month of writing and a quiet holiday season. Happy New Year to all.

Cruise Photos Part 2 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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Best Street Art

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Bicycles Everywhere [caption id="attachment_5490" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Smallest cars ever..."][/caption]

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Barges of every shape and size...

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Other Photos [caption id="attachment_5498" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="A Little Cheese?"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5499" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Rembrant's Studio"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5500" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Rembrant's paint stand"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5501" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="A parting slice of pie before we head home to Nova Scotia"][/caption]

Hope you enjoy this short photo tour. -L

A Few Cruise Photos

[caption id="attachment_5442" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Rotterdam at dock"][/caption][caption id="attachment_5443" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="At sea with our wrap around balcony"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5444" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Writing the Waves Group (Cynthia Whitcomb, our leader in red boa)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5445" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Pamela in Cork, Ireland"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5447" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Dublin, Ireland street scene"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5448" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Dublin guitarist with home-made electric guitar and amp"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5449" align="alignnone" width="334" caption="Found a pub in Dublin, wonder how?"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5450" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="London and Big Ben"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5451" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Traffic jam on the Thames River in London"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5452" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Found a theatre bookstore and another pub."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5454" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Bayeux, France"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5455" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Bayeux, France museum"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5456" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Bayeux, France Cathedral"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5457" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Brugge, Belguim, out favorite medieval town"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5458" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="The famous Brugge canals"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5459" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Market Day in Brugge"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5460" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Spires everywhere"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5461" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Canal repose, Brugge."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5462" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Brugge is a historic swan sanctuary."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5464" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The painted houses of Brugge reminded me of home in Lunenburg."][/caption]

Rotterdam, The Netherlands [caption id="attachment_5466" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Rotterdam a city of diminishing canals"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5467" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Our patio H2otel room beside the canal"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5468" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Boats seem to outnumber cars in Rotterdam"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5469" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Rotterdam, a modern city rebuilt after WWII"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5470" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Modern suspension bridge in Rotterdam"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5471" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Canal side cafes in old town Rotterdam"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5472" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Captain Pamela at the wheel in Rotterdam"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5473" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="A few of the classic sail boats and barges"][/caption]

BUS FOR SALE

We are selling the bus. It is currently at California Coach Company and here is the complete listing. For further information please contact Steve or Tony at California Coach Company. If you know someone who may be interested in a great bus please send them this link.

This was originally Bob Lee's (founder of Country Coach) personal bus.

We have made extensive upgrades. The black walnut cabinetry gives the bus a yacht feel.

The custom desk / entertainment center includes a HDTV on a pivoting mount that can be used a a monitor for computer also.

Corian counter tops and textured tile flooring.

The bath area is spacious.

Queen sized bed with another HDTV.

An extensive list of upgrades is available for review, along with all maintenance and service records.

Outstanding 15 KW Wrico/Kubota Generator is very quiet.

Joey bed allows roller access form both sides of the bus.

For more information click here. Please forward this link to anyone you think may be interested in a bus.

Three New Photo Galleries: Zion, Craters, and Grand Tetons

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New Photo Gallery: Craters of the Moon, ID

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New Photo Gallery: Grand Teton National Park, WY

Canyonlands National Park Gallery

Vrew from Grand View Trail Photo Gallery for Canyonlands National Park

The park has north and south entrances almost 100 miles apart. The north district is called Island in the Sky and the southern district is called The Needles. Staying in Moab we were able to easily access both entrances. There are numerous 4x4 trails the access the park from all directions. The gallery is from several day trips into the park. The variety of landscapes and the wonderful morning and evening light transform hour by hour. Hiking trails lead you along the rim for better views. -L

Three New Photo Galleries

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New Gallery: Grand Canyon from Above and Below, AZ

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Dead Horse Point is a local State Park just north of Canyonlands National Park, UT. The light was poor and the sky was hazy, but the canyons below were stunning.

New Gallery: Dead Horse Point, UT

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The Tower Arch Trail is a 3.4 mile round trip hike to a lovely arch we hiked to yesterday and enjoyed a picnic lunch beside the arch.

New Gallery: Tower Arch Trail, UT

Arches National Park, UT

Arches National Park Drive to the Overlooks The first day we arrived we drove to all the overlooks to scout out the best hikes and times to return. Many of the arches are only a short hike from the parking lots.

Arches National Park Morning Hike

Yesterday we rose early to hike the ridge to see Landscape Arch, Double O Arch and serveral others that are included in the Arches Photo Gallery. This hike is best done before noon since the temperatures are well above 100F in the afternoon. A gallon of water per person is not too much. The morning light is best for these arches at the north end of the park. -L