Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dolphins on the Move

On of the things the Happy Hookers reported was that there are dolphins in the Bay of Fires at present! I should confess that the photo above was actually taken by Jenny Cocker of a pod in Recherche Bay, further south. Dolphins, whales and seals all pass through the Bay of Fires on their migrations.

The first time I saw a large pod of over 50 dolphins on the move, I thought it was the wake from a boat, except there wasn't a boat! Dolphins make the most of being in the water. Often they seem to surf the waves.

A few years ago, a seal made its home in the Bay of Fires for several months. It could often be seen just drifting and basking in the waters off The Gardens House. Whales are regular visitors, but tend to stay further out than dolphins and seals.

Maybe you'll see some on your visit!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Hookers endorse The Gardens

Recently the Happy Hookers had a weekend for relaxed rug making at The Gardens House. Deloraine Hook Rug Group was established at Elizabeth Town Bakery Cafe in 2004 with a one day workshop funded by Arts Deloraine. They are known locally as the Happy Hookers & meet monthly to help & encourage each other in our rug making & lives. In America this is known as a "rug frolic."

They suggest it should be described as:
80's Retro Beach House overlooking the Bay of Fires
See a sea eagle & sometimes swallows & dolphins from your balcony.
Share with family &/or friends only a hop step & a jump
from a pristine beach front with granite boulders.
Sleeps seven.

Looking forward to seeing you & yours soon!