Monthly Archives: September 2010

LOUISBOURG

Louisbourg was a thriving seaport and capital of Île Royale (Cape Breton Island). The Fortress of Louisbourg was one of the busiest harbours in North America and one of France’s key centres of trade and military strength in the New … Continue reading

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CASCAPEDIA

Driving home from the Maritimes last summer provided the opportunity of exploring route 299 which divides the Gaspe peninsula in two, east and west.  This lonely stretch of road meanders along one of the world’s most famous salmon rivers…..the Cascapedia. … Continue reading

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ACADIA

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Acadians in North America.  My recent tour of the Maritimes allowed an opportunity to explore this fascinating part of the continent. Colourful Acadian home! Cheticamp, Nova Scotia Lighthouse, Shippagan, New Brunswick. Oyster … Continue reading

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BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

With the warbler migration winding down spent a glorious day out at Britannia Bay where I was greeted with a great opportunity to photograph a pair of winter wrens. Warbler action was slow with the ubiquitous Yellow Rumped being the … Continue reading

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BLACK CHIPMUNK

Not a black squirrel!!  These are pictures of an extremely rare all-black chipmunk. Further information is available on this critter at the following URL. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/black+chipmunk+once+lifetime+find/3431171/story.html Cute little guy close-up. Rounded out the day with a 20 foot approach to a … Continue reading

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PIED-BILLED GREBE

I was out in a local park trying out a new teleconverter for my telephoto lens when an immature pied-billed grebe decided to cooperate. This species is normally shy and unobtrusive. Continually diving around a pool and keeping to itself.  … Continue reading

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TRIP TO GROSSE ILE

Grosse Ile was Canada’s quarantine station about 40 kms downstream from Quebec City. Between 1830-1915 about 4 million immigrants passed through this lonely and desolate facility. This memorial stands guard over the island and commemorates the death of 5, 000 … Continue reading

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