A shot from our Alaska cruise a few years back:
This came from our near-miss with visiting Victoria, British Columbia. While waiting at sea for the winds to calm (they never did), some were entertained with movies, while the rest of us were entertained by the local gull population.
While we were driving around in Newfoundland, we saw something very foreign to U.S. eyes — the use of highway frontage for family storage (in some spots, gardens too). We didn’t see this in Novia Scotia, so maybe it’s a uniquely “newfie” thing?
Along one stretch of the highway on the west coast of Newfoundland, there were a few miles over which nearly all the dirt roads running off the highway were lined with idle lobster traps.
Apparently depletion of the local stocks means that the lobster season is very short — something like a week out of the year. As a result, people have to do something with the traps for 90+% of the time. Roadside seems to work…
It was a gray, overcast day — so the full-color version of this didn’t do much for me. I like the sepia, though. Brings out the texture in the weathered wood.
Seen at the Hector Heritage Quay; Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada:
I found these coils of old rope over in a corner of the Quay (essentially a small museum). A decorative touch, but likely also a good use for some rope that was nearing the end of its working life.