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  • #16
    Batten down those hatches WL!!
    That looks serious.
    Cool footage
    "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

    Hunter S Thompson

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    • #17
      Some great photos there, WL.

      Who where the Archaeologists looking for?

      Any major artists from the region? I know Vancouver Island has Emily Carr. Must go back and look at my Group of Seven book.

      This is my link to my pieces based on Jane Siberry album, 'When I was a Boy' and the images from Rebecca Spit in BC. (You shouldn't need a FB account)

      http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...3&l=5774c43d80

      And where is it?

      http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
      Papa was a Rolling Stone......

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      • #18
        Beautiful scenery, Pebbs. I've never been that far out west, well, unless two hours in the Anchorage, Alaska airport counts.

        I was one of the archaeologists, btw. We conducted a few surveys and digs on two islands in the GM archipelago, finding abundant evidence of human fishing/hunting areas dating back over 2000 years. The humans in question were likely ancestors of the Passamaquoddy/Maliseet peoples of this area. It was my first introduction to these islands, and the first time I met what was to later be my wife. She was a research assistant at the time, and the cool lookin lass in my Anchorage walk snaps.

        Artists? Freeman Patterson is pretty reknown:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Patterson
        http://www.freemanpatterson.com/

        Another interesting tidbit about our wee province is The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton (http://www.beaverbrookartgallery.org/main-e.asp) houses Salvador Dali's Santiago El Grande http://www.msgr.ca/msgr-4/dali_santi...l%20grande.htm

        edit --- And a very kind review of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...article325825/

        Last edited by Wanderlust; 11-06-2010, 10:01 PM.
        Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

        ~Henry David Thoreau

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        • #19
          What a beautiful place-how's the fishing?
          Sorry as an avid fisherman I couldn't resist.
          Was wondering if you ever read 'The Farfarers' by Farley Mowat.
          In brief,he believed many of the old longhouses and beacons were not built by the indigenous people nor by the Norse. But rather by an Indo-European group he called the "Alban". I found the book fascinating. I have no idea how that theory was received by mainstream archaeologists. Was there any serious research given to this or was it dismissed as the ramblings of an old man? Any thoughts on that?

          Thanks for sharing the photos -W. Beautiful.

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          • #20
            Was supposed to be the start of lobster fishing on Tuesday, but the bloody winds have been so nassie they've had to call it off until it's a bit calmer.

            I've not read that Mowat book, but I'll have to keep an eye out for it now. I'm unaware of the story behind the longhouses, though I've heard many different theories of how folk from asia crossed by sea rather than through the ice-free corridor. My archaeology years are pretty far behind me now, and I've not kept up with current theories, but when I was studying/practicing most of the sea-going migration stuff was seen as hooey.

            This said, it's obvious that there was a lot of sea migration in the arctic.

            Edit ---

            Guess I was thinking of the wrong coast, har! Anyhoo Beez', just found this: http://www.helium.com/items/112596-b...y-farley-mowat

            Looks to me that Farley's pretty damn serious about this. I'll have to check it out some more. Thanks for peaking my interest.
            Last edited by Wanderlust; 11-10-2010, 08:15 AM.
            Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

            ~Henry David Thoreau

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            • #21
              East Coast,West Coast-it's all good. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask the question to someone with your skills set. Just something else to think about on a long winter's night. Speaking of long winter's night-I bet the Aurora Borealis looks great from your neck of the woods.

              I did notice that in the UK 'The Farfarers' is called 'The Alban Quest'-so I'm not sure what name was used in Canada.

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              • #22
                Thanks B, but my skill-sets are a bit wanting these days. And the aurora? Well, it ain't all that it's cracked up to be round these parts. We do get the occasional show.
                Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

                ~Henry David Thoreau

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                • #23
                  Lobster Season - Morning Sky

                  Hey folks. Nifty looking sky just prior to sun-up.
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                  Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

                  ~Henry David Thoreau

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                  • #24
                    Very nifty WL!
                    Nice colour spread there.
                    "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

                    Hunter S Thompson

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                    • #25
                      Was supposed to be a herald of snow but 'twas not to be. A wee bit of misty-rain was all we're seeing and a high of 4C. Keeps me happy. Happier than snow, anyhoo.
                      Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

                      ~Henry David Thoreau

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