Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's offiical ~ a live webcam for the Parrsboro harbour!

Of all the cool tech inventions, I think live webcams are among the best! And I can't think of a better place to put one than at a tidal harbour. There's just so much to see: tide in, tide out, tide in any stage, lighthouse, boats coming and going, ice cakes in winter, etc.

I'm on the town's Tourism Committee and we recently went after some Nova Scotia tourism funding to see if we could pull this off for the Parrsboro harbour.I'm pleased to report that we've got a deal! A live camera should be up and running within the next two weeks. It will operate year round and will 'live feed' into the town's new website.

I'll also have a live feed into this, assuming that's possible...we'll find out! I'll post again once it's set up.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A beautiful sight

A friend of mine recently drew my attention to the fact that portions of the award-winning documentary film Rivers & Tides were filmed just a few kilometres downshore of Parrsboro, at Fox Point. I haven't seen the whole film but this YouTube clip absolutely took my breath away. I see many beautiful sights along our Bay of Fundy shore but this is an extraordinary perspective by UK visual artist, Andy Goldsworthy.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Ice boat float

Interesting to see one fishing boat still in the harbour throughout the winter. With all the ice we've had I might have expected it to take a beating but perhaps here by the wharf it's somewhat protected. Still...makes a pretty winter sight!