Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kayaking close to home

Lots of great little spots to tuck into long the coast.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Turkish get up with kettlebell

Here is an interesting training exercise I have been working onfor core strengthening and balance.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kayaking in the fog and rain

Paddling in the fog and rain is actually more fun than it sounds. In fact, the fog is an incredible backdrop to the scenery. Our group started out as nine but two others and I left when the swell and fog reached a point where it looked like it was going to be tricky to reach our original destination: the Spout. Six carried on to Witless Bay and the three of us crossed the bay and puttered along the south side of the bay. Some wildlife requires staying put for a bit. We spotted at one point (while bobbing around having a water break) - a nest of dovekie chicks. And while rounding a point came across a lone seal diving and surfacing, close to shore.
It is always eerie to hear the sounds of a tour boat heading towards you - well before it is visible.
As always - any day on the water is a good day.

Prepare to make history

When you enter Cupids this is the sign that greets you - prepare to make history. Cupids is an historical town and the evidence is growing as to it's importance. When you check out the Legacy Centre and the archaelogical dig, it is clear the staff has done considerable work and research. Apparently, Cupids is the birthplace of English Canada, and this was of course around 1610. In addition Cupids is a town of a substantial number of firsts, which you have to see for yourself at the Legacy Centre.
In addition to visiting Cupids we were in the area for the Storytellers Conference - prtciularly for a public event at the St.George's church in Brigus.
Great spots to visit.