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Shelburne Harbour - Sail Canada 2020... Why?

2016 From the Sea Dog, looking at a couple Albacores What makes Shelburne Harbor and the Yacht Club's support of the Canada Sail program such an outstanding combination? Why write a blog on kinda the same topic yet again? The Salt Wire Network Article provides the recent win and well worth the read. Of note, near the bottom of the article it confirms "This year the SHYC will be hosting the East Coast Albacore Championship regatta from Aug. 28 to 30. It’s a lot smaller scale than the international regatta, says Pedro, attracting upwards of 24 teams in the past.", this August the Town of Shelburne will yet again be a buzz with activity! It is not just the skilled Sailors, their tiny sailboats and good media coverage that has created this opportunity. Climate and the nice geophysical thing, the harbor itself have played a big role! The community itself have further augmented an already good combination. A couple of weeks ago just after the recent wind storm, th

A look at Shelburne N.S. through an assortment of YouTube's

Over the years Shelburne Nova Scotia has had some significant events unfold. It is only a small town sitting on the Southern tip of Nova Scotia but it's caught its fair share of attention. Assortment of Shelburne N.S. YouTube Videos. Doing a search in YouTube, I've come across a number of video that paint a picture of the town from a couple perspectives. Yes, it is a nice little town to stop into while doing a road tour. It's got public washrooms, a host of restaurants, parks for the kids to play, walking paths and museums. A family can do a short stop, eat and stretch ones legs or dig a bit deeper, get lost in time and have a blast!  One of the videos in the play lists provides a glimpse of the wild life in and around the town. Yes, I've seen deer in the middle of town eating under apple trees, during the middle of the day. Sadly, the video didn't capture the Ducks nor the Guinea fowl running wild around town.    The town and municipality have put out

2020-02-09 - The morning after - Yes, we had weather!

Sandy Point looking West, Sunday morning sky. Full Moon. "The next full moon will occur on February 9th at 2:33 AM ET, and is known as the Snow Moon. Some Native American tribes also refer to it as the Hunger Moon or Storm Moon." So, this is what happens when we have a "Storm Moon"! Oh MY!.... The Nova Scotia Power, Outage Map on Sunday morning displayed the following outages: From the town of Shelburne, heading south, you can see the label "Sandy Point". The picture above was taken from that location. If one looks to the top left, a small triangle can be seen. Highlighting this triangle displays: Affected Customers: 9 Start Time: Friday, Feb 7, 6:56 PM Estimated Time of Restoration : Sunday, Feb 9, 10:00 PM Cause: High Winds Looks like Welshtown Haven is without power yet again! Yes, we are at the top left of the map. Our property manager has already performed a quick check of the property and structurally all appears to be good. Power

Welshtown Haven and Hugelkulture? The start of something more....

A brief description of Hugelkulture can be found at The Old Farmers Almanac , where the picture above is explained. The site UK Permaculture , provides the "Permaculturalist" view and Youtube "How to build a Hugelkulture Bed" , is is a short video on the topic. South Shore Nova scotia was originally formed through Glacial Erosion and Deposition . Different areas have different Soil Types , some Clay, others Sandy. Welshtown Haven is sitting on Silt. Silt makes excellent Loam; however, the trick in the transition is organic matter. When it rains (non summer months) it rains hard. Due to the soil, it filters down into the water table leaving the surface dry. What is missing is a solid layer of organic matter or loam. While an old growth deciduous forest would provide this, the predominant overstory has been coniferous. Over the years South Shore has been logged, harvesting the old growth and allowing the fertile upper layer of loam soil to wash away. So, the so