Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Derelict Ship

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The HMCS Cormorant has been docked in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on the LaHave River since the year 2000. There are high hopes that things are about to change. Another ship in the summer of 1994 the HMCS Saguenay warship, no longer in service was turned into an artificial reef when it settled deliberately onto the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It takes less than an hour by boat from Lunenburg, N.S., to the underwater diving attraction that a coalition of divers and artificial reef experts are hoping it will soon expand into an international diving destination. At the end of June, the Canadian Coast Guard issued a request for Proposals (RFP) to have the HMCS Cormorant towed and scrapped. The RFP process closes on Aug. 10 but a group of divers from the Nova Scotia Underwater Council (NSUC) and members of Canadian Artificial Reef Consulting hope the vessel doesn’t get scrapped at all. Instead, they want to see the ship turned into a new artificial reef that will accompany the HMCS Saguenay. If the proposal is successful, this derelict Royal Canadian Navy warship would be sunk and reefed next to the HMCS Saguenay.

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Sunday Sky

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Scattered showers. If you were in the right place, at the right time, you got rained on.

Saturday, August 08, 2020

Sunrise Parking

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It's all about light... on the third floor (empty) of a tiered parking lot.

Friday, August 07, 2020

Happy Friday

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He is friendly and puts on a show begging me for peanuts.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Fishing

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One of the advantages of retirement.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Barn Charm

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If you look real close you just might be able to see the cows.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Trash

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It's not Rocket Science. Pitch in! Put trash in it's place.

Monday, August 03, 2020

Foggy Day

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Fisherman's Cove Dartmouth Nova Scotia.

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Toronto Transit Commission

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Archives 2015. Sunday only stops, were established in the 1920s to reduce walking distance to nearby churches. In 2016 the TTC removed all of the Sunday stops for safety reasons, as none are located at signalized intersections or crosswalks.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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Located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy's Cove along the South Shore, Peggy's Point Lighthouse was built in 1915. Peggy's Cove is famed for its picturesque and typically East-Coast profile, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Happy Friday

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From 2015 when the Pandas were there.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Puddle Reflection

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My thanks to Mother Nature for the overnight rain.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Ribbit!

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Sadly, frogs both locally and worldwide are in serious trouble. Around 30% of all the world's frog species are threatened with extinction. This includes several forms found here in Ontario.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Stage Three

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Covid-19 conditions in the Region have improved enough that as of Friday, July 24, 2020 we moved into Stage 3 reopening. Stage 3 means increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will be able to reopen. Playgrounds and parks were closed but now have reopened and will be accessible for public use. It has been difficult but the perseverance has paid off.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Monday Night

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When the jeep stopped for the red light I knew this was going to be my lucky shot for the day.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Jumbo

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Jumbo was billed as the largest elephant in the world. He was the star attraction at “The Greatest Show on Earth,” the Barnum & Bailey Circus that was performing in St. Thomas, Ontario when he was struck and killed by a train locomotive on September 15, 1885. In his memory, the townspeople commisioned Winston Bronnum of Sussex, New Brunswick to construct this life sized statue made of concrete and steel reenforcing rods. The Jumbo statue was unveiled June 28, 1985 in St. Thomas.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Uber5000

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Artist Allan Ryan, AKA Uber5000 always includes "Yellow Birds" in his murals.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Shore Leave

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Archives 2014. Halifax, Nova Scotia, German Sailors from the Frigate Niedersachsen taking in the sights of the city.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Happy Friday

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Archives 2006, Walt Disney World, Florida.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Good Morning

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My wife is growing Morning Glories in the backyard.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Remembering The Past

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Entitled “Magic Carpet : A View From Above” and was created by Jennifer DeSorcy in November of 2000. This painting depicts many significant features of St. Thomas from the town's past and present, including the City Hall, the Jumbo Monument, the Street Railway, and the Old St. Thomas Church.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Campbellton's Volcano

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Located near the northern end of the Appalachian Mountains Sugarloaf is an extinct volcano left over from the Devonian age. The mountain is protected by Sugarloaf Provincial Park and lies within the City Limits Of Campbellton, New Brunswick.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Barn Selfie

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Archives 2012. It's me exploring barn ruins. My camera is on a tripod and the remote control is in my right hand.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Face Mask

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Starting to day, in my part of the world, it is mandatory for residents to wear masks within public indoor spaces. All residents will be required to wear masks or face coverings when in enclosed commercial spaces as well as “business offices open to the public” and other public buildings, such as libraries and community centres.

Children under two are exempted from the policy, as well as anyone with a medical condition that makes it difficult for them to wear a mask.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

House Of Signs

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The Supertest sign caught my eye. It used to be a oil and gas company located in Canada that operated from 1923 to 1973.
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Beware of the remote control locomotive. The railway yard is right next door.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Rusty Water Tower

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Located in Hastings, Ontario the tower is a left over of the Breithaupt Leather Company which operated from 1906 until 1982. This company was credited for keeping the town from ‘going under’ during the Great Depression.

Monday, July 06, 2020

Smart Geese

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Geese are not as dumb as some people think. When it comes to food they can survive on grass alone... and thanks to humans locating parks next to water it becomes easy food for the geese to eat. While the clan eats, there is always one bird that that stands on guard for predators. The guard is easy to spot. He is standing on the right, These geese are showing much more intelligence than some people. They practice social Distancing.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Sunday Church

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Age unknown... maybe 150 years. It stands empty and not in use.
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Locked solid.

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Planes On Pedestals

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The Canadair CF-5 was the Canadair licensed built version of the American Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter aircraft primarily for the Canadian Forces.
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The Canadian Forces retired the plane in 1995, although CF-5s continued to be used by other countries into the early 21st century. Today this original sits on a pedestal in Trenton Ontario.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Canada Day

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Today Canada turns 153 years old. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act formerly known as the British North America Act.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Sky

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Morning sunrise is wonderful. It's only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” – Glen Cook

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Decaying

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I went exploring and came across these two side by side. The boat is rotting away and the front end loader is rusting away.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Happy Friday

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I was waiting in the Mall for my granddaughter who was shopping. It was getting boring so I started looking around and spotted the Virgin Mobile (smart phones) kiosk. I walked over to the gentleman pictured above and asked him if a person had to be a virgin to work here. I quickly put a big smile on my face and he caught on I was only joking. Then I asked him if I could take his picture and he gave me his best smile. Before I take the photo I always warn people that if I like the photo that I would be posting it on my blog. (I am the friend you have to explain to your other friends before they meet me.)

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Canada’s Giant $2 Coin

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First came the $1 coin with a loon on it. Canadians started calling the coin a Loonie. Then the $2 coin came along and we named it a Toonie. In Campbellford, Ontario this large sculpture was built to honour Brent Townsend, an artist who designed the unique polar bear art that appears on millions of these coins across Canada.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Family Life

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The male swan, called the cob, helps the female, known as a pen, to look after their babies, called cygnets until they are a year old. The young don't spend more than one day in the nest once they hatch.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

187 Days Until Christmas

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They say time flies. Santa and his castle will return to the mall next December.

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