NEW BRUNSWICK DAY, AUGUST 4/14

By: GRANDMANAN , 11:18 AM GMT on August 04, 2014

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Holiday starting with the fog just not beginning to burn off, supposed to clear as the day moves along, temp 14C, once again saying not to rise much, haven't had that correct all week, temps have been higher than forecast, humidity also a factor this past week. Giving similar conditions for tomorrow with showers and rain for mid week.

Doing the tour yesterday many vehicles taking in the sights, still a vast majority from Upper Canada, and a good number of vehicles with New Brunswick plates that would qualify as 'strangers from away'.

Fishery news remains quiet, if any weirs have fish they would be seined today, did notice the GULLEY getting her top twine yesterday, she will be in fishing order a few weeks behind schedule.

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2. chunks
2:09 PM GMT on August 04, 2014
Dear Rob;

Greetings from beautiful Grand Manan Island! HaHa

Fortunately, the weather has been terrific and like you say - could be justified to say 'hot' a lot of the time. No complaints here as there is always the sea breeze to cool one off.

Have been going non-stop. Yesterday did the Red Point Trail to Ox Head. Saw lots of birds. Chicken barbecu was lunch. There were a few complaints that the chicken was a bit 'CHARRED' to say the least and the reply to the Ottawa folk in front of us was: Well, we had a bit of a flair up. Bahaha

Watched the fireworks from the top of Swallowtail Light with Ken. This is becoming a tradition. It was an excellent show. The weather really co-operated and I think everybody on the island turned out for it. Speaking of Swallowtail, it is looking absolutely beautiful. I hope you have seen the new walkway. What a masterpiece, and the new windows are also something to behold. There is a wonderful breeze now when you open them. I think the lighthouse was actually breathing a sigh of relief to have fresh air inside again.

News in from the tuna guys was that there were whales sighted off Whitehead which Laurie would be REALLY interested in. They went down last night and lo and behold - a pod of 20 Right Whales. Almost a miracle, considering last year we had two. I am dying to go down and see them myself. Time will tell.

The Rotary Festival craft show was a hit this year as well. I have never seen so many people and they stayed in to mingle and shop. Good for all the vendors.

Hubby has just left for a game of cards with Gerald whilst I do 'not much' for a bit. The vacation is getting tiring. HaHa

Sun for today so I am sure another trail is calling my name.

Have a great day and enjoy the sun whilst you can.

Word. Chunks.
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1. GRANDMANAN
11:30 AM GMT on August 04, 2014
Mornin David, we have endured the fog each morning, but by mid morning the sun has burned if off, but it does linger off shore waiting to come back overnight pretty well this past week. Rain did threaten most of the weekend, but never visited, seems to have veered off to the west once it got in our neighbourhood.

Good prices you are enjoying, locally the few that are landing in the $6/lb range, taking in account the difference in money just about the same. Grey Zone hasn't been the bonanza many thought it might be, but believe the ability for all hands to co-exist on limited bottom is improving, but still do have some conflicts.

The critters stored in the tankhouses are beginning to be moved, new markets, for this area being found, seems Montreal and Toronto areas are open for business. Haven't heard too much about the crab boats, not all those with licenses are it this summer, an indication the lobster season was good to them, a few boats scalloping, no idea of quantity or price.

I mentioned the RELIANCE to some of those more familiar with CONNORS fleet than I, she is not a CONNORS boat from this way, but she may be a mid-water trawler out of one of those ports around you, other than that no known up this way. Herring news remains spotty, but the spawning grounds at the head of the Bay have large quantities doing their thing a bit later than usual, but what is the usual these days.

Have a good one.

Rob



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