August 28, 2009

Pretty Birds!

Today we headed to Bowmanville Zoo and Jungle Cat World as the weather was supposed to be nice (compared to rain tomorrow)! It started "spitting" on our way home.

Anyway, here are some macaws that I shot at Bowmanville Zoo. We hadn't been there in a couple of years, so it was nice to get back! I got a few good shots of animals today. Yeah!

August 23, 2009


Here are some shots of ferocious looking lions from the Magnetic Hill Zoo in New Brunswick. They weren't very active, nor were they roaring...just laying around. It was a very hot and humid day there, so I don't blame them for laying around!!! These 3 lions are siblings and were born last year. Very gorgeous animals!

August 18, 2009

The Baby Llama


I've had a request from Keturah to post some of the baby llama pictures from the Magnetic Hill Zoo, so here goes! I will probably be posting a lot of the "holiday" pictures for awhile as I haven't taken too many pictures lately! We've not been doing too much lately, except school shopping, staying in where it's cool and I'm battling allergies this week too! GREAT!

Here are pics of the little guy and his buddy in one of the pics!

Enjoy! More soon!

August 11, 2009

We're Home!

Well, after a very long day of driving (12hrs), we arrived home on Saturday night about 9pm. We all agree that it was a great vacation and can't wait til the next one! What to do next year?

Anyway, here are some pictures of covered bridges. We noticed A LOT of them in New Brunswick. There would always be a sign with an arrow pointing to where it was, so we checked out a couple of them and then the third one below, the Hartland Bridge, we had planned to visit. On our way down, it was raining, so we skipped it and planned to stop on the way back and of course, on the way back, it was raining in that area too! I took pictures anyway and we also walked across it and back as it is the longest covered bridge in the world, being 1282 ft long.

Here are the bridges we got to see below:

1st pic-Sawmill Creek Bridge, 1905

2nd pic-Kevin pointing out the Little Lepreau River, Millpond, 1910

3rd pic-Hartland Covered Bridge, 1901

August 5, 2009

Grand Manan Island

We have been on Grand Manan Island since Monday. We stayed in St. Andrews for a couple of days and I have included 3 pictures below from the aquarium there and then the last two pics were taken on the Island here. It's been a beautiful 3 days with awesome weather, well, except 1/2 day today was very foggy! We have driven around the whole Island and walked on every beach we could find---collecting rocks, shells and glass and other treasures! We have been watching for seals and whales at various coves too. We did see some seals, but no luck with the whales and after our Bay of Fundy boat cruise last year, nobody wanted to try it again this year (except Brooke)!!!

Unfortunately our holiday will soon be over and we'll be back in good old Napanee, wishing we were back on this Island!

Here are today's pics:

1st pic-Harbour seal looking for some fish!
2nd pic-Hermit crab
3rd pic-Green crab
4th pic-Swallowtail lighthouse (the most photographed lighthouse ever!)
5th pic-Fishing boats at the Grand Manan wharf

Enjoy and see you all soon!

August 2, 2009

Walking on the Ocean Floor....

Here are some pics from the Hopewell Rocks Exploration Park where we visited yesterday for about 3 hours. It was very hot yesterday, about 35 degrees with the humidity. It was pretty nice on the ocean floor, as the wind and waves were blowing and keeping us cool. We found a nice shelter in the shade for lunch, which was nice and cool as well!

This has been my favourite place to visit during this trip. I took a ton of pictures here, okay, maybe not a ton, but about 500 anyway! The tides that come in and go out again just amaze the title says, we were walking on the ocean floor, which you don't do everyday! We didn't stick around to see the high tide, but the pictures we've seen are amazing. We headed to Saint John after that, but stopped at a little place called Cape Enrage, where we walked on the beach and in the Bay of Fundy---the water was freezing!

We have had a good trip so far and have seen a lot of the countryside in New Brunswick. We are now in a little tourist town on the south tip of New Brunswick, called St. Andrews by the Sea! We just got here and went down to the beach and walked on the wharf and did a bit of shopping in the little gift shops here..pretty cool so far, we'll do more tomorrow I'm sure!

We are staying at the Blue Moon motel, which is a log home--reminds me a of a cottage. We have lots of room anyway, which is pretty good and the price was right too!

Anyway, I will try to post again when I can...We have just been keeping so busy until bedtime most days or the girls have my laptop, chatting with their friends, so my computer time is limited! We will have to come back to work to get a rest I think!

1st pic-rock formation called the flowerpot rocks
2nd pic-if you look closely, you can see Keturah and Kevin waving up at us
3rd pic-the ocean floor
4th pic-Brooke and Keturah in front of a big rock