FRIDAY, JULY 20/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 10:46 AM GMT on July 20, 2012

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Another great weather start to the day, a cool 14C, a slight westerly breeze, bright sun. Similar conditons as yesterday, expected to risde into low 20's once again. Still no suggestion of showers anytime in the near future.

A large number of blue heron at the tide mark this morning, seems to me they are a month or so ahead of time for hanging around here.The geese that stayed here for their young seen on occasion, but not many here on this side of the harbour.

Emily off to Quispam this evening, Rob out the door early this morning. The main thrust is the rockweed harvest, and whipper snipping the grounds around the plant to take away any fire hazard.

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3. chunks
5:05 PM GMT on July 20, 2012
Dear Rob:

You have heard of 'black clouds'? - well, at times I think Cody's are 'thunder heads'. Haha He actually did a good job of cleaning and I would never have known anything happened had it not been for the weird feeling floor on bare feet. If that had been Sarah, I am not sure she would have known where the mop was. HaHa. Those brain types just don't get meanial tasks.

Cody got squeezed in to the specialist on Monday. He got a new cast and the surgeon said he will have to keep it on for 6 weeks. This break is apparently not one to arse around with. He was also told that next week he could attempt to get back to work doing whatever chores they can dish out where thumbs are not needed??? His boss has agreed to take that on (I would actually kill for a boss like that). We will see how he makes out.

Deep Cove is VERY popular with my kids too. I am scared to death of the rip tide there though when waves coming in. I can't swim well enough to save myself let alone someone in deeper water/waves. It seems our paradise is getting over-run. Has anyone suggested it is a 'private beach' yet. Just waiting for some dear folk from Ontario or New York to come up with that one. I was on Seal Cove Beach once with rent-a-poodle. He went up to investigate some kids making a sandcastle. The little horrors started hitting him (he weighs 2 lbs wet) and then the parents hollared down and said 'get that g.d. dog on a leash!! I hollared up and said 'are you from N.y? -to which they replied 'yes, what has that got to do with it? I said 'well, enough said - here we share the beaches and have carrying for all our animals, except the human animals. Then I walked away. Horrible.

I saw the report on the minister. It sounded quite positive. Now if we can just get Klause on the right side of things - hopefully air service will be reinstated. Will keep fingers crossed.

In closing - what kind of whales is reported around? I heard there was a lot on whitehead, but no indication of species. I am pumped because coming for rotary. That being said - I have place to stay but friends don't. Do you know how much the cabins at Deep Cove are going for? Tammy is full until labour day.

Sorry this is so long - hope you are not rolling your eyes.

Have a great day.

Word. Chunks.
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2. GRANDMANAN
4:32 PM GMT on July 20, 2012
Afternoon CHUNKS, a grand one it is, Emily just called from Deep Cove they have kids from the Boys & Girls Club supposed to be there, but beach is packed. That gives you an idea of what the island is up to this afternoon. Temp just over the 20C level, and enough air moving about to make it comfortable to be out.

Cody appears to have more than his share of misfortune, but did well to clean it up or at least make the attempt. Trust he is still on the side with his injury, but healing soon I hope.

Air Ambulance meeting with the Minister of Health very enlightning and interesting. Very impressed with Minister DUBE, and her ability to offer a solution with no indecision, at least for the interim.

Have a good one. ROB
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1. GRANDMANAN
10:53 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
Morning David, the dolphin show sounds impressive to say the least. You must be near their northern range, not common around Grand Manan, especially in the numbers you mention. You are just over the horizon, with certain weather condtions we can see Mt. DESSERT from Southern Head. However the number of whales in the area reported to unprecedented, with a wide variety in the area.

Spoke with one of the fellows in the "Grey Zone", catch is respectable. Price has been, for this day and age, decent @ around $4/lb. The Processors have begun to open the doors once again, hopefully the glut will be cleaned up before too long.

Herring news no change for the weir fishery, don't believe any local attempts to shut off on the go. The seiners getting just what they want, but have to scratch to fill their market each day. Lots of fish, but they remain in deep water, if they come up it just for a brief time and right back down for the night.

Have a good one.

ROB
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