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Offline Sheriff Roland

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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2007, 07:07:19 am »
On this (and a number a subsequent) pic, I attempted ta portray the rocky outcrops that abound and define the 'Canadian Shield'

Thought they'd be bigger around Timmins, but I was wrong - that's my sister in my little escort.

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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2007, 10:50:34 pm »
Picture lookin south from the Arctic Watershed - which means, rainwater fallin in front a this spot will drain inta the Atlantic ocean (through the great lakes), and water fallin behind where I'm standin will drain towards the Arctic ocean (through Hudson Bay). Photo taken earlier on the trip, some 90 minutes outta Timmins.

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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2007, 08:03:50 am »
In the 60's, when we had a cottage near here, there was no electricity. Dad had bought a very loud generator than ran on gasoline and wired the cottage up, which allowed us ta not only have the best beach property of both lakes, but also gave us electricity (for peek hours only) and indoor plumbing. Towrds the end a the decade, after havin paid only 2 000$ fer the property, and having made improvements to the tune a 3 000$, Dad sold it to family friends fer cost! - It was worth at least 3 times as much. Visited the lot on this trip, took some shots ... the place is unrecognizable - really expensive house, landscaping, the works ... Prob'ly worth 250 000$ (The church in town - a large one just sold fer the same price!)

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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2007, 08:47:14 am »
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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2007, 09:30:05 am »
Dif'rent perspective a the same rock outcrops ...

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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2007, 10:15:08 pm »
Here's a really poor picture a me, taken by my sister  :-\ showin the sign where, along this road, the waters divide - behind me, rainfall will flow north, in front a me the rivers flow south (then east).


cool glasses though!  8)
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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2007, 10:33:50 pm »
ok...why can I not see the pics?? some of them have little red xs ...and others are just blank!!

(aww, there is your little white Escort!! it was a two door! and so cute!)

dang... :(

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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2007, 06:53:18 am »
ok...why can I not see the pics?? some of them have little red xs ...and others are just blank!!

(aww, there is your little white Escort!! it was a two door! and so cute!)

dang... :(

I think, because of the size of the pictures, the speed of your server, and the number of pictures on each page, that amount of information takes a lot of time to show up. I believe the 'just blank' pics are not finished trying to upload, and the 'little red xs' have given up. After there are no more blanks, try left clicking a red x and click on 'show picture' just one picture at a time - might get the trick done... but I'm no Bryan (or Garry)

Here's my sister again, on a much larger rock outcrop with plenty a vegetation (mosses, grasses, lichen, even trees). And that little rock statuette was already there when we got there.

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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2007, 05:34:57 am »
Looks like Jeannine (my sister) can take good pictures - this one ain't bad ...

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Re: Sheriff's "Great White North"
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2007, 05:58:30 am »
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