December 2011

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Whale Watching with Wesley part 1

Posted by on 15 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: birding, Wandering Members

pilot whaleWhile in Nova Scotia in June, Beth and I decided to travel the Cabot Trail and, hopefully, see a whale. Weather was an issue throughout our trip and this segment was no exception. We crossed the Canso Causeway onto Cape Breton Island in driving rain and fifty degree temperatures. We located a B & B and checked in for the night. When we met the other guests at breakfast next morning, we learned they were from Deland, Florida, on their way south from the Cabot Trail. Continue Reading »

Whale Watching with Wesley Part 2

Posted by on 15 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: birding, Wandering Members

pilot whaleThe captain and crew walked across the parking lot and jumped aboard. There were a few ominous clicks, silence, more clicks, muttering, more clicks. After about 15 minutes the captain surfaced to advise that because of the weather, the boat had not been out for several days. The bilge pump had apparently run his battery down while keeping the boat from filling with rainwater. This is a real problem in a town with neither stores nor garage within an hour drive. Ah, but he would go and get his replacement battery. Continue Reading »