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26 Aug

And the delays begin. Again

Yesss… Its that time of the year. The time when I am stressing because I have been in a remote field camp for an extended period of time (nearly 7 weeks this time) and I want to get out. And I can’t… because the weather is marginally inclement, which in Russia translates as unflyable Now, […]

01 Feb

The Quidi Vidi snowshoe attempt

I glanced out the window. The snow was decoratively stuck to the trees and curving gracefully over branches and twigs. It was a standard picturesque winter scene, courtesy of a departing winter storm. It reminded me I wanted to go to the historic Quidi Vidi fishing village near St John’s and take pictures of the […]

25 Dec

Celebrating a wte christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are enjoing a warm and fun-filled celebration! This time last year, the folks of St John’s, Newfoundland were, I am led to believe, entertaining their second massive dumping of snow. It was truly a white christmas for them! I was, of course, in London, having a London-type christmas at […]

09 Dec

Of fluffy snow and filthy cars…

It had to happen. It began very slowly – a mere few light flakes back in late October. Then endless sunny days before a few more fluffy light flakes in November. No accumulation. Come late November, all of Canda is being hammered by snow storm after snow storm. The news is filled with disgruntled people […]

15 Sep

First snow for 2008

I thought being about 10 degrees further south of the arctic circle this year I would be delaying winter I would be delaying it longer (although when it arrived in Atlantic Canada style I am sure it will be with a very big snowy blanket!) However, in an almost astonishing co-incidence rather like last year […]

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