Friday, 4 January 2013

A New Blog Post! (Long Overdue)

Given the number of times I've posted, I'm not sure this even counts as a blog.  But here are some new pictures.  I didn't take a lot of pictures in the second half of this year with the exception of a three-week trip to the Maritimes.  Unfortunately, I dropped my laptop shortly after that trip (before backing up photos) and lost photos from the second half of the trip.  So a few of these photos are from the first half of that trip and the rest are from the fall and winter of 2012.

This is from Digby Neck, or maybe one of the islands at the end.  We stayed in a cottage near Digby for a week.  We went whale watching in the Bay of Fundy twice in zodiacs. We were very lucky with the weather both times.

I was super happy to see puffins out there. Lots of birds around feeding.  Greater and Sooty Shearwaters (one Manx too), Wilson and Leach's Storm Petrels, Red and Red-necked Phalaropes.  Also, Razorbill and Black Guillemot in small numbers.

And there were lots of humpback whales.

This young one was exceptionally curious.  It actually swam upside down under us and rubbed its belly on the zodiac.

After the first week, we encountered a lot of fog.  It made for some very moody photos of Grand Manan Island. It would have been nice to see the sun (or more than a few metres in front of us) a little more frequently but was still great. I've become a big fan of the eastern provinces.

Then we headed into New Brunswick proper and visited the Flowerpot Rocks.

The tide is really something.

After this point I lost most of my photos. Luckily I had a small point and shoot camera too and kept the images separately.  Here is our campsite at Meat Cove (the northernmost tip of Nova Scotia).  Not a bad view out the tent.

The next couple of shots are from Thanksgiving in Algonquin.  Cooperative Grey Jays and Blue Jays.

And then a very cooperative Barred Owl in Whitby.

And finally, some shots from Kingston and Algonquin again.  The Blue Jays are through glass. The Pine Marten is visiting the feeders at the Algonquin visitor centre.

Cheers and Happy New Year to all!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great place. I've never seen whales.........except frozen pieces of them in the local supermarket.