Butter Cove is located on the road to Southport in Trinity Bay. If you haven't taken this drive, I recommend it. Like many other communities in the province, this one has boats, fish stores and stages. I just noticed that I didn't have a Butter Cove Album, so I will start one:
In the "old days", I carried 2 camera bodies with me at all times. One had colour slide film (usually Kodachrome) and the other had black and white film (usually Plus-X or Tri-X). Included in my bag were extra rolls of film, several lenses, a flash and lens cleaning kits. I often wonder how I managed to bushwhack through the woods with such a big camera bag on my shoulder. Digital photography changed all that. One camera is sufficient and the new zoom lenses mean I no longer have to carry several different lenses. And, software makes it easy to convert colour images to black and white. Much easier for me, now that I am getting older. :)
I have 4 black and white albums on Facebook and below is a link to the most recent:
Hopeall is located in Trinity Bay South and I have taken the short road to the community a couple of times. Today, I am sharing photos of the boats I photographed in the community. I started a NEW Hopeall Album this morning. Feel free to Like and follow it.
I think it was the early 1990s when they changed the name of Leeches Brook to Thunder Falls. I am not quite sure why they changed the name, however, to the people from Grand Falls-Windsor, it will always be "Leech Brook"!
There are several swimming areas on this river:
The Landing - usually families and smaller kids swim there
First Falls - shown in the first 3 photos above. It is not the easiest to get to, but people used to dive from the top of the falls
Second Falls - the most popular spot. People used to climb the rocks and jump or dive from the top. There was also a cave under the falls nearly 1/3 of the way up.
Bathtub - not shown in the photos, but further up the river were a few small pools that were excellent for a refreshing dip
I had never seen or photographed honey bees until I visited a sunflower garden at Mike's U-Pick in Bonita Springs, Florida. I was excited to see them and soon realized I could get fairly close without making them mad, so I got LOTS of close-up photos of them. Once I discovered where to photograph them, I made numerous trips. Last year, I photographed a couple of honey bees in Holyrood and later found out that there is a hive close to where I saw them. I have 2 Honey Bee Albums on Facebook:
I stopped to make a few photos on the main street in Carbonear on a beautiful summer day in 1997. I haven't enjoyed making photos on this street because of all the power lines, however, I am glad I stopped that day because a shot while afterward, one of the two buildings in the last photo collapsed and is gone forever. I just realized that I don't have a Carbonear album yet, so I will do that soon!
In 2015, I spotted this old house and outbuilding on a side road near the ocean. I stopped and took photos of the house from a number of different angles. Later, I found out that it wasn't abandoned and that the owner was hoping to restore it.
I have shared similar photos on Facebook and they have gotten some interesting stories!