Monday, November 27, 2006

return from the Labrador


(Battle Harbour, Labrador: by Alison Dyer)
Okay, so this is actually a photo of Battle Harbour on the southeast coast of Labrador taken in June, not Goose Bay/Happy Valley in November where I happened to be this past weekend. I just don't have an image ready to post.
Still, there is something about Labrador. Smells and sounds so grand they give sight a good run for its money. (But then so does the smell of diesel and sewage in Indonesian cities which, for some inexplicable reason I just adore, as well as the sound of tuk-tuks.)
My second time in Goose Bay/Happy Valley this month - this time to present a writer's workshop (writing for magazines - and beyond). Stayed with writer Robin McGrath and partner John Joy who cooked up a storm. They've recently moved to Goose (John is a judge) although they are no strangers to northern cultures.

9 comments:

Michael said...

166 signatures... (Monday 27, 2006). Great comments in today! If you haven't signed the petition to stop the distruction yet, do it here! The fen needs your help...

Alison, isn't the Labrador great? I lived in the Ungava area for 4 years and rue the day I left. At that time, many Newfoundland families had worked their way up the Labrador coast over the years and settled in the Kuujjuaq area.

Michael said...

175 signatures... (Wed, 29th)

Michael said...

183 signatures... (Friday, Dec 1). I'm pushing for 200. We can get there if we want to! Sign up folks.

squidink said...

Michael - thanks so much. You're a real motivator! Alison

Douglas said...

Alison, Will I count? Is there a Canadian or better, Newfoundland Glasgow?
Good luck
Douglas :o)

Michael said...

196 signatures... (Sunday, Dec 3) We're going to do this!

Michael said...

Oops... make that 193 signatures on Sunday evening!

Snuffy said...

Alison; Your comments about Labrador brought back memories of the wonderful time I had there when we played the Labrador Folk Festival....wonderful land, beautiful people.

squidink said...

oH you guys - I want to hear about stories of Labrador - of Texas-Snuffy in the Big Land, and of Michael's experiences. And Doug - well - you're excused - for now - 'til we get over your side of the pond :)i think there's an interested contingent though.