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Vimy Ridge, France, July 8 2013

Standing on land granted by France to the Canadian people, the Vimy Ridge Canadian War Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point on the ridge, and towers over the site of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, fought from … Continue reading

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A Visit to Beaumont-Hamel July 10 2013 Photo Set

Beaumont-Hamel. A place of bucolic, country serenity in the Somme region of northern France, and the location of the virtual annihilation of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment by German machine guns on on the morning of July 1, 1916. Much has … Continue reading

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Vignettes of Avalon

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Lots of stuff to get up here from the winter months… Here are a few short videos shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Silver the kids gave me for Christmas. Edited mostly … Continue reading

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Critical List Rocks the Cat

Had an exciting night September 30th, 2012, at the Fat Cat Blues Bar in the heart of the St. John’s, Newfoundland booze and bad behaviour district, when Critical List played a rare club gig. We formed the band back in … Continue reading

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Monkstown, Placentia Bay

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A few more photos from a recent visit to Monkstown, Placentia Bay… a beautiful, untouched and relatively unknown location in Newfoundland, Canada. You’ll find it in the middle of this map, near the bottom (top) of Paradise Sound. If you … Continue reading

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Monkstown Rocks

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The community of Monkstown is at the end of Paradise Sound, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. Paradise Sound is a narrow inlet that goes inland about 20 kilometres from the ocean. Monkstown, now with about 50 permanent residents, had existed for many … Continue reading

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Neo-Gothic

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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Construction was completed in 1850 but it had to be rebuilt after the great St John’s fire of 1892. The west doors under those incredible windows are 200 feet from … Continue reading

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Icebergs at Quidi Vidi

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Quidi Vidi Village is a small, former fishing community on the edge of St. John’s and the edge of the Atlantic. In April, icebergs calf from the glaciers and drift down to Newfoundland, often becoming grounded. Some are as large … Continue reading

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Across the Tickle

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A voyage to Bell Island, in Conception Bay, Newfoundland to see friends on April 29/2012 aboard the Flanders. It was a rough day on the Tickle, with wind gusting to 65 km/h. Waves crashing over the bow of the Flanders. … Continue reading

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