Melissa and I spent the whole weekend (kinda) blueberry picking. We got out Saturday on the East Coast Trail picking a few, but today in CBS we hit the mother load. Here’s a crop of the top of the bucket. Big, plump, juicy, deliciousness.
Bigg-E was in his glee. From time to time we’d give him a couple, but when we weren’t giving him any he was trimming the bushes himself. He’s a berry picking machine.
There’s been a lighthouse at Cape Spear since 1836, it was the second in the province and the original light came from a lighthouse in Scotland. The Cantwell family kept the light burning there for 6 generations and only released the lighthouse from their care in 1997.
Parks Canada finished restoration to the exterior in 1981, and the interior in ‘82. The lighthouse burned oil for years, and they turned the switch of an electric light in 1930.
Melissa worked with Parks Canada for two consecutive summers. I love going there with her, she’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this place.
The crowd from work all went to Pi for Robert’s birthday supper. The grub and the gab was great. Pi, like most places in St. John’s is on a hill, this is what it would look like if it weren’t (but it was still built as though is was on a hill).
I have a series of photos like this from around the city sitting on my hard drive . The idea came from a San Francisco-based photographer. I should finish the series and do something with them.
I’m starting to feel a little better today. Melissa and I were out running errands and I needed a photo for today so we swung by the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. I haven’t had anything from there in a while, I’m trying to be good, but daaaamn this place is so good.
A photo from the outside doesn’t do the inside justice and in hindsight I should have went in. But here is their building on Duckworth, dripping with chocolate.
Architecture week! Another excuse to shoot old fancy buildings or structures in beautiful St. John’s, or wherever we might be this wonderful week. I am officially on a little vacay now, so I might not be posting every day, but be sure I will be posting when I can, and I will take a picture every day regardless.
This is inside the Basilica, one of the greatest architecture feats in the city. Not a religious person whatsoever, but the building is incredible. This picture does not give it justice.
What an interesting week! I worked 6 out of the last 8 days, so drinking beer was not in my agenda at all so this week was very challenging. I would have loved to do a beer tour, or go to a pub, or anything like that. Sadly, I did not get to do those things. However, I finished work for a little break tonight, so I decided to drink one of my beers from last night, a little hoppy, but still delicious.