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Ice climbing season in Newfoundland

Ice climbing season was very short …but spectacular! on the east coast of Newfoundland this year. We had a rare very short winter. But we made the most of it! Here is Lewis Loader on High Anxiety near Flatrock, north of St John’s. This waterfall route comes in pretty solid and consistent every year as a 40m (120ft) WI5.

Newfoundland boat builder, Henry Vokey dies at age 91.

 
 
I’d like to take a moment to mark the passing of Henry Vokey of Trinity, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, at age 91. Henry was a Newfoundland cultural icon. A traditional wooden boat builder of 50 years who build an estimated one thousand boats. He built everything from the 14 foot “Rodneys”, larger trap skiffs and ocean going 60 foot schooners. His boats were work boats for fishing and travel that were a part of Newfoundland’s social, cultural and economic life for a past generation. With a distinct style everyone knew a “Vokey Boat” when they saw one.
 
If you ever took a sailing tour out of St John’s harbour on the schooner J and B, you’ve been on a Vokey boat.
Thankfully, his boats are kept alive and being used and kept for pleasure and craft by a new generation and a revival of interest in Newfoundland’s wooden boats which Henry has been instrumental in driving.
 
His last schooner, the Leah Caroline, was launched in 2012.
 

A Day on the Coast

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Important Days

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Along the Shore

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Portraits and Light

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In the City

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Afternoon Light

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Splashes of Color

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A Million Lights

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