I have submitted two photos for the 2017 Picture the Island Contest. This contest runs every year, with the top 10 voted on photos advancing to the final round, where a panel of judges will pick the winner. I would really appreciate all the support I can get! I entered a picture from Mooney’s Pond, as well as a picture of Covehead Lighthouse. You can vote for as many pictures as you want, and you can vote for each picture once a day.
I would greatly appreciate any and all support I can get for this contest. And please, feel free to share this post, or either links, on any social media platform you decide.
Decided to do a throwback Thursday post to one of the coolest places I’ve ever been.
The cool thing about Fogo Island is that it’s the largest island off the coast of Newfoundland, and has a handful of these very modern buildings against the rugged terrain. When I was there, there were five studios, along with the Fogo Island Inn that bring tourists from near and far to this beautiful Island.
While I was out taking pictures the other day I noticed this beautiful bird out of the corner of my eye. I literally hiked over a dune (highly frowned upon….), through the snow-covered beach, and up a cliff to get a good shot! As much as I wanted to get closer, I was quite nervous to be attacked (lol).
Hiking is by far one of my favourite things! Unfortunately, this winter seems to be either absolutely freezing cold (I don’t like hiking that much) or a blizzard. This is a throwback to a hike Shaugn and I did earlier this year. Fingers crossed there are some nice days coming!
Winter pictures is something I haven’t really done before. Usually, I go into hibernation and don’t come out until it is warm and sunny. This year I’m trying to push myself outside of my boundaries and get a little more adventurous, which means that winter hiking is a must! Although I would much rather be snowshoeing through the trails, there is barely any snow right now, and hiking is turning more into slowly shuffling through the woods trying not to slip down into the ravine because the trails are nothing but ice. The day I took this picture featured one bruised elbow on Shaugn’s part, and me almost sliding down the hill after trying to read a map that was surrounded by ice. Nonetheless, getting outside and adventuring to all of these places is one of my favourite things, and I’m hoping to get out a lot more as the winter goes on!
For those of you who don’t know, I have been highly involved in curling for the majority of my life. Unfortunately, this year, I was unable to play competitively because I was waitlisted for a Masters program and couldn’t commit to a team. Long story short, I did not get into the program, and now I’m still on the Island with no team to curl with :'(.
This weekend is the provincial playdowns for both the men and the women, with the winners advancing to The Brier or The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, respectively. Although it sucks not playing, I am very happy to say the organizers allowed me to go out on the ice and take pictures of the competitors.
I’ve been getting out to as many draws as possible, and taking about 700 pictures each time! I’ll be uploading all pictures on my Facebook page, so make sure you check them out here.