Sunday, May 27, 2012

Two Years In and Still Blogging!

Yes, it's hard to believe, but Friday was our 2 year anniversary of the day we landed here.

To celebrate the fact Rob and I went out for dinner...And where did we go, yes Wharf Wraps of course for fish and chips. We hadn't been there in a while and it didn't disappoint.

On Wednesday of last week Rob took one of his exams. This one was to get him certifed as a qualified oil burner mechanic in the Province of NS. Not sure how long he has to wait for the results, but knowing the pace of things round here, we won't hear for a while. After all that studying, he will be back to the books again now for another gas exam.

The Sun was shining again today and I was out pretty much all of the day doing this years' Trash the Dress shoot with several of my fellow photographers. We had some new models and it was definitely a challenge with the harsh lighting and locations; but fun none the less. I am pretty shattered now and I think I caught the sun a little. I hear the temperatures in the UK are pretty toasty too.

There was also some troubling news brewing a week or so ago that I have not yet mentioned regarding the lighthouses of the Atlantic Provinces. The government deem many of them to redundant and want to demolish them and replace them with mast lights. As much as I do agree that some of them are disused and no longer required, amongst the many, this tally includes Peggy's Cove and the Historic Sambro Island lighthouses. Tell me are the government completely insane?! Peggy's Cove is a huge tourist attraction, people come from far and wide to visit the old girl. The cuisers are bused their by the 100's when in dock.

The deadline for petitions to be handed in to Ottawa is May 29, and that's only the half of it. Petitions raised by community groups who are willing to take on  the responsibility for these lights have to prove they have the funds to viably maintain them. Another thought is that Parks Canada may take on some, but this would mean charges put in place to visit them and nobody wants this. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens, but if you are a fan of lighthouses (as I am) then don't leave it too long before you visit, as you may just find them gone!

Left: Ellen, Right: Jessica


Sophie and Ellen in an old wreck of a boat


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