Monday, October 24, 2011

More fall foliage

A few pictures from my last Nova Scotia hike with John Maly at Crowbar Lake on the Eastern Shore. As usual, click to enlarge.

Lakefront colours - The trail we hiked ran around two lakes and several streams.

Low lying trees across the lake. The trail later ran through this grove.

Reflections in a small pond near the trail head.

Silver birch and maples - iconic Nova Scotia trees.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nova Scotia Colours and Grapes

Another non-cruising post, but I could not resist posting a few pictures from Nova Scotia. The following were taken during a short hike to a waterfall near New Germany in Nova Scotia.

North River stillwater
North River rapids

Apron Falls

Dad navigating

Christmas trees and fall foliage

I am currently staying at my parent's place in Barss Corner. It is nearing grape harvest time and today we even had a little sleety snow to let us know winter is near!
Measuring sugar level in the grapes

Measuring the Brix (sugar level) using a refractometer

And a gratuitous but cute picture of my brother and niece with her first undies :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Coast 34 Owners web site created

Together with Doug Swanson of Ka'sala, we have started a new site dedicated to the Coast 34 sailboat (of which Ladybug II is an example). The site, which can be found at contains a list of Coast 34 owners and information about the boat. We may add a forum to allow discussion, but for now, owners and others are welcome to comment on the site or provide us with feedback via email.

Coast 34 Cutter