Saturday, May 24, 2014

Snails and Lobsters

The girls have been collecting snails that they find in the flower beds.  So far they have a pretty good collection, I am not sure what they plan to do with them, but they are having fun washing them and feeding them. 

A friend of ours went to by lobsters fresh off the boat on Friday ($5.50 a pound) and he bought four for us.  The kids have enjoyed playing with them and are interested in trying to eat them.  We figured at $5.50 a pound we could afford to have some for the kids, that is cheaper than chicken!!!  the kids were not terribly excited about eating them and did not enjoy the taste.  Paul and I ate 4 lobsters that night.  I will admit that while lobster is nice, I will take crab over lobster any day!   

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Nesting Bald Eagle

    Yesterday I was looking at the news and saw that there are a pair of bald eagles nesting not too far from us.  So todays excursion was to go for a hike to find the nesting eagles.  It was not too long of a hike, but there were a lot of stairs and it required a lot of uphill hiking.  The kids did great on the way down, but were a little whiny on the way up.  I can't blame them!  We got to see the nest and there was one eagle sitting on the nest.  There are 3 eaglets that they are sitting on, but we could only see the one eagle.  We did get to see another iceberg, but not too much else.  It was fun to see an eagle nesting in the wild.  So many firsts...

Sunday, May 4, 2014


    Today we went in search of icebergs.  I have been told this is iceberg season and we should be getting a lot of icebergs this year.  We drove up the coast abut 45 minutes to Cape St Francis where we saw about 10 icebergs, some were pretty far away and the kids climbed the cliffs to get a better look out.  There were quite a few icebergs close by that we could see.  After Cape St Francis we drove down the coast to the fishing village of Flatrock where we walked out to edge of the cliffs and had a snack.  Flatrock had a lot BIG boulders the girls liked to climb on and Nathan liked investigating the rocks for any neat rocks or animals (dead or alive).  I have been enjoying looking up where the icebergs are at and chasing down the ones that are not too far away.  Looking forward to when the whales come through!
this was taken from Signal Hill earlier in the week

Look to the left of the iceberg and you can see a boat

zoomed in on the boat

Village of Flatrock behind the kids