Sunday, 17 February 2013

Beans & Bologna at Shitty Cove Angle

What a beautiful Saturday!!!!!
Sunny--2 Degrees Celsius--lots of snow down----perfect day for a ride on snowmobile.

We headed out around 10:00 am first took a run into First Burnt Pond.  The scenery is spectacular and there were lots of people out, doing exactly what we were--enjoying the glorious winter sun.  We stopped and chatted with some trout fishers, who happened to be catching some great looking brook trout. After a brief stop there, we went off and did some fabulous trail riding for about an hour or so.  We were starting to get thirsty and hungry, so we headed  back for my favorite lunch spot---the prettiest little spot on Square Pond---known by the locals as Shitty Cove Angle.

What do you think????.....

When we drove up, we startled two black ducks...I managed to get a shot of them in flight, but I 
should have had a different lens on my camera, but didn't have time to change it.

Just before we got to our lunch spot, we came upon this......

It looks like someone drove into the water......but upon  a closer look, you would see the 
snowmobile  tracks on the other side of the open water.....SCARY stuff in my books.  
This is a common practice among the young drivers on the real fast snowmobiles...
they call it "Water Skipping".  
They approach the small body of water at high speed, continue across the water and (hopefully)
reach the other side and drive off----like I said.....SCARY STUFF!!!!!

We found a good sunny spot with some old dead trees that we could take down for fire 
work and set up to have a great meal.......Beans, bologna and toast on an open fire.  
I perked some extra strong coffee to bring in a thermos, so when we boiled the kettle we just 
had to add  some boiling water and it was just right.....yummy :o)


Fine Dining---Newfoundland Winter Outdoor Style

Hope you all got to do something fabulous this weekend too...have a great week.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Winter Wonderland....?????

Well, we are well into the month of February.  The weather is very unsettled and it is cold!!!!!  We have been having record low temperatures and lots of nasty weather.   I long for late March and early April, when the days are getting longer and there is some heat in that afternoon sun.  That is when we love to jump on the into a big pond and settle in for a day of ice-fishing with our fold-out chairs and some hot beverages.  You can't beat a winter tan---ha ha!! the meantime---we are still here, so we must grin and bear it.  On my drive back to St. John's on Sunday, this caught my eye.......

This is in the Clarenville area and is very pretty all year round.  I had to stop and take a few photos of the waterfall of ice.....I thought it was beautiful.  What do you think?

Here's our current local forecast........

February 13
February 14
February 15
February 16
February 17
February 18
6am - 6pm
Mixed precip. Cloudy with sunny breaks Variable cloudiness Mainly cloudy Variable cloudiness Light snow
Mixed precip. Cloudy with sunny breaks Variable cloudiness Mainly cloudy Variable cloudiness Light snow
P.O.P. 60 % 40 % 30 % 30 % 30 % 80 %
High 1 °C -1 °C -1 °C -1 °C -1 °C -2 °C
Feels Like -4 -8 -7 -8 -6 -8
Low -1 °C -3 °C -5 °C -7 °C -5 °C -3 °C
Wind S  20 km/h NW  25 km/h NW  10 km/h S  10 km/h SW  10 km/h SE  20 km/h
24-Hr Rain less than 1 mm - - - - -
24-Hr Snow 1-3 cm - - less than 1 cm close to 20 cm 5-10 cm

 Oh well........Until it warms up a little............

Cheers :o)

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Today was one of those awesome winter days.......sunny with a nice warm temperature of -2 C.  It's the kind of winter day when everyone packs up a lunch and hits the snowmobile trails to go off and find a nice cozy spot in the woods to light a fire and have a "boil-up".  Well, there is one small problem---we have no snow left!!!!!  Earlier this week we had warm temperatures and rain, so the snow really took a cutting.  However, where there's a will, there's a way!!

We packed up the Rhino and hit the trails.  We wore our snowmobile gear and buckled up for the ride.  It was beautiful with the sun shining and so peaceful on the back trails. 

 We traveled about 10-12 miles on the old rail-bed and then took a detour out towards 
Denny's Pit for our lunch.....
Roger cut up some old fallen trees and got the fire going......can you believe there's 
no snow and it's February???

 Is there anything more relaxing then an open fire, waiting for that old kettle to boil............  

 Those fish are kippers that Roger smoked this past fall....yuuummmy!!!!!!
This fish was actually 'melt in your mouth' delicious.....just the right amount brown sugar was 
added to these before they were smoked.  I dare to say that the finest restaurants in the world 
would love to have smoked fish this delectable on the menu.

The whole outdoor experience here in Newfoundland is priceless.....especially in winter.

Of course, no fire in the woods at this time of year is complete without a hot, it was hot chocolate.....


A nice hot bubble bath will make this day perfect.......hope you all had a great Sunday too.