Monday, May 30, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
|I could have said Good Morning America as it is in fact America I am seeing first thing every morning. But we all know it’s the name of a famous TV morning show. So to me it’s the world I am looking at every morning. |
View across the Water to America
Saturday an island-wide garage- and yard sale is taking place. Bea has 40 tomato plants and she will be offering most of them for sale. Neighbours are gonna bring stuff to our front yard and there will be coffee and lots of chatting going on.
Same day is the 2016 seasonal opening of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Also the Provincial Campground will be open for business.
The local hotel is already filled up with guests and our first sightseeing tours are scheduled to begin soon. We are also extremely excited about this year’s new super-fast boat connection between the town of St.Andrews and Campobello Island. The distance across the water is 12 miles and it used to take 2.5hrs to drive the distance all around the US or –in the summer take a ferry to Deer Island and another ferry to the mainland. With the new boat it will just take 15 minutes on calm waters.
The operator is the company “JOLLY BREEZE” which is also into whale-watching tours with their stately tall ship. They bought the new fast boat second hand from the FBI who used it to hunt gangsters.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The summer wind, came blowin' in from across the sea
And I can’t say it in any better way. What a tremendous day it was. A warm summer wind was playing around the house, just enough to cool us down a tad, for, yes, it was hot today.
While I have been replacing a window on our east gable and Bea was busy with her garden, Molly was the busiest of us all. Most recently we have experienced an increase of squirrel sightings and now that Molly is outside a lot, she is sooo busy trying to catch them, which she, unfortunately, is too old for. Nevertheless she is staying under the old Hawthorne tree looking up into the branches for hours. Her patience and endurance reminds me a lot of cats waiting for the mouse to show itself. But like I said, Molly is not fast enough anymore and besides she can’t hear them when they make their typical “CHECK,CHECK” noise. When I was up on the roof today, I called out at her – but she could not hear me. Our Molly is gone deaf. It fills us with sorrows and a feeling of helplessness. But Molly is in her 14th year and she is an old lady now. The more we were pleased to see her so busy as she was today. I mean she hasn’t been bored a second. This afternoon she was hanging around the LTD and I figured a squirrel was under the car or in the wheel wells. So I jumped in and started the engine. BOOM….a squirrel was in a straight beeline to escape Molly the Hunter. We repeated that game a couple of times, but then i headed inside to prepare supper. “Chicken breast Et-La-Legume-Speciale” was on the menu. The veggies was half an onion, a tomato, a few “bread & butter” cucumbers a piece of a banana in a sauce of chicken broth, with a spritzer of lemon juice and a dash of sugar. The pre-cooked chicken breast was warmed in this concoction. The left-over rice from a bygone day was “sautéed” in butter and bacon with a bit of the chicken broth. It was very good indeed. When I get into the mood I can create the most amazing stuff for supper. “Amazing” like in “never done before”.
And that’s it for today. Have a great Sunday.