Category Archives: Streams and Falls

Along the Stream – 3 May 2014

The trout might not have been biting, but I didn’t come home empty-handed. Skunk Cabbage is coming along nicely, the mosses and ferns are green and the tree buds are finally starting to break. Sony DSC-RX100 – Zeiss Vario-Sonnar – 28mm – … Continue reading

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Secret Places

As children we all cherished and carefully concealed secret places where we could go to be alone or act out important fantasies. How many of us are fortunate enough to retain these places, or even find new ones as we … Continue reading

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The Brook – Spectacle Lake

Spectacle Lake is the source of the Beaver River. The water flows from Spectacle Lake to Cedar Lake via this stream, known locally simply as “the brook.” Almost 200 years ago my ancestors damed this spot to build up pressure … Continue reading

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Ruisseau des Irlandais

Deep in the backwoods of the French Shore, in Clare, Digby county is a maze of private logging roads that are also used by those with secluded cabins on the shore of small, remote lakes and ponds. Because logging is … Continue reading

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Reeds at the Shoreline

A cool but spectacularly sunny day beckoned me out for a morning of shooting. At Jim Reeves’ Dam, a favourite place I took some good shots of ice and water at the dam site but just above the dam I … Continue reading

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Hebron Dam

The Hebron dam was built to power the HH Crosby Shoe Company factory, a large facility that could produce shoes at a rate of a thousand pairs a day. The factory was destroyed by fire in 1946. The land was … Continue reading

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Rock, Ice and Water – Jim Reeves’ Dam

Jim Reeves’ dam, erected on a stream just before it enters Corning’s Lake in the Municipality of Clare, Digby County, powered a sawmill. The mill is long gone but the dam still partially blocks the stream and provides lots of … Continue reading

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The Brook – Cedar Lake

This unnamed brook flows from Spectacle Lake, Yarmouth County to Cedar Lake. The stonework is the remnant of a dam that once provided water power to a large shingle mill, just downstream, that was built by my family around the … Continue reading

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Overflowing – Guy Mills

Two days of torrential rain have left all the rivers and streams in near-flood state. The water behind this dam, erected by Ducks Unlimited on the site of the Guy Mill, near Saint Joseph, Clare Municipality, Digby County, had backed … Continue reading

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The Hedge – East Branch, Tusket River

For generations a favourite family trout and salmon fishing spot, this idyllic stretch of the river is increasingly under threat as bass and chain pickerel make their slow but inevitable way up the Tusket, ending forever the thrill of true, … Continue reading

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