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A Newfoundland Photography and Knitting Blog by Betty Nolan

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

That's So Versatile, Ellen!

On Sunday past we took Ellen to Cape St. Francis with the notion that she could model near the lightstation. Not so! They have a fence put up and that's as far as we could go. We explored the immediate area and took a few snaps anyway. 

Ellen was amazed at the versatility of the piece she modelled. It can be worn backward or frontward or even as an apron. Ellen said it feels good no matter what you do with it. This is the piece I started knitting on the plane when we went on vacation. I got tired of knitting it (I have more exciting plans), so I added strings which ended up adding hundreds of stitches! and versatility. I really like it now that's it's finished. It's hand knit with Patons Bamboo Silk and Berlini Angora.

Back to Cape St. Francis. You go there by driving through the Town of Pouch Cove and then unto a dirt road for 4 or 5 kms. It felt like 4 or 5 kms. We didn't keep track. There was some other traffic around and lots of bumps (as you can see by the last picture) :-) There's a few cabins along that road and lots of fences near the lightstation. I went up on one of the cliffs to try and get better pictures of the lightstation, but you still can't see it very well. I guess the main thing is that the seafarers see it. There are plenty of big rocks in that area of ocean. In a few of the pictures you can see white waves in the middle of the ocean. Those are caused by the shoals near the surface. A lightstation is definitely a good idea in that area! Ellen thought so too. She wanted to stay inside the safety of the fence. It was windy enough out there to blow the wool off a sheep! You'll notice in one of the photos that at least one electric pole is secured with guy- wires that are anchored by galvanized bolts (rust free) drilled into the rock. It's a real pretty spot despite the harshness of the weather there sometimes.

With all the wind and the bumpy ride, Ellen was beat when we arrived home. She's been standing by the fireplace ever since!

The lightstation is out in front of the building in the picture

Kind of bumpy for taking pictures!

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