Sunday, February 21, 2010

Travel on the TLH

I recently had to fly to Goose Bay for medical appointments and because of the weather I had to drive back(as had many other people). It was my first trip on the new road between Goose Bay and Cartwright and it was memorable for more than one reason. The condition of the road was really good to really bad depending on which section you were on. One thing I remember in particular was the forests after leaving Goose Bay. Boy would I love to get my hands on some of that wood. No wonder the provincial government left that part out of the Mealy Mountains National Park. They want the wood for logging, plain and simple. The forests were tall and majestic, and absolutely untouched.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Rainfall Warning In The Middle of Winter

It's been a long time since I wrote on here but we have had such severe weather I figured I had to say something. Normally temperatures get down to around -30 degrees celsius this time of year, but for almost a week now we have been getting temperatures well above zero along with wet snow, drizzle and or rain. Brooks and ponds are starting to flood just like in Spring. And now we have a rainfall warning, up to 60 mm of rain is expected. This is the third time this winter we have had a stretch of warm wet weather and this latest one is by far the worst, and it is expected to last at least four or five more days. The last time we had weather anything like this was in the 1950's.