Ok, ready to get started here. Sorry if you received an email about a dummy post. I’ve redesigned my site, and was checking things out and accidentally made the dummy public. I’m going to start getting stuff up regularly now.
To begin, I spent a couple of weeks with friends in Newfoundland in August, and before leaving we made a trip over to Cape St. Marys Ecological Reserve to see the gannet rookery. The reserve is about 100 miles southwest of St. John’s and an hour or so from Argentia, where the long ferry leaves for NS. The last time I visited the reserve was two years ago in the fog, and it was pretty amazing. Managed to get a relatively clear day this time, and great views of the gannets. They are pretty amazing birds to watch feed, as they dive into the water from incredible heights and at incredible speeds. But the attraction at Cape St Marys is Bird Rock, a 100-meter tall basalt stack which serves as a rookery for the birds. Thousands of them there. So here is a brief slideshow of images, and some more posts next week.
To view full-size images and descriptive captions, select the little curved arrow icon beneath the thumbnails to the right.