Back from the islands
We’ve just returned from a sojourn on Exploits Islands and it proved to be an interesting trip on many fronts.
To start with, though, a few black and white photos I took while there.
I found myself shooting in black and white quite a bit and it occurred to me afterwards that I’m grasping to retain the Exploits I remember; the resettled community. What is emerging now is a new, summer community with new houses and a new way of living.
There are relatively few of the old houses left, which is a crying shame, but perhaps is also an inevitable thing. Anyway, without further ado, here are some of the black and white shots. I’ll post some of the colour ones in my next post.
Home: Our house, as seen from the path.
A cottage on the other island at the intersection where the road to the lighthouse begins.
A well-ventilated barn (there were actually cows nearby, but I suspect they have other accommodations)
A large saltbox
The back of the same saltbox
Tilting: A house makes its way seawards on Exploits Islands, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.
Silent as the… : The first cemetery you come to when taking the inland road on the eastern island. A warning: the second cemetery, further inland, has a one-beam bridge over which you must pass to access the site. The near side has a hornets’ nest under it as of August 2008! It is not visible until you walk on the beam and then out they come!
One of the cemeteries…
From our front deck: Ball Point and Squid Cove, Exploits Islands, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.
That wharf, she be leaving
Sunset through aspen
a quickr pickr post