Many people that do not live in the north have never seen an Inuksuk (pronounced Inukshuk). Perhaps their first exposure was the logo from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. In Canada they are common navigational markers used by the Inuit and are even becomming commonplace among hikers. Inuksuit (plural of Inuksuk) are used to mark travel routes or a specific place of interest … [Read more...] about Inuksuk
Gros Morne National Park
Here is another image I made at the remarkable and mysterious Cow Head Beach in Newfoundland. We had so much fun climbing around on the rocks, discovering ponds with creatures, and finding views like no other. This image is high-dynamic range made by combining three exposures. To give you an idea of the size of these rocks, here is another image I made when Ray climbed up … [Read more...] about Frog Rocks at Cow Head, Newfoundland
Are you a geologist? Maybe you can help me out. I tried to find an explanation of what happened at Cow Head, Newfoundland, that uses regular understandable english words and not scientific garbeldy-gook. That fact that it is "an allochthonous Cambro-Ordovician sequence of deep-water limestone conglomerates" isn't really helpful for me. Or how about this: "Successively higher … [Read more...] about Cow Head, Newfoundland
The answer: by boat of course! Moose were introduced to the island in the late 1800's and now there is one of the highest densities of moose in North America and, in Gros Morne National Park, they far outnumber the humans. There are around 150,000 moose in Newfoundland. I'm not sure how many of those are in the park, but considering that there is no legal moose hunting in the … [Read more...] about How would a moose get to Newfoundland?
I was drawn to the rugged coast in Newfoundland with its rocky cliffs, big round stones and small colourful pebbles. But for something new today, to show the diversity in the landscape here, I have two images of pond reflections. It is quite a contrast to go from the big wide rugged landscape to a small intimate reflection scene in a calm serene pond that was only steps away … [Read more...] about Pond Reflections