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Field Trip: Clam Harbour, Saturday, November 4, 2017


To fellow Members and interested photographers:

The weather promises to be mainly sunny on Saturday, November 4th with seasonal temperatures of around 11 degrees Celsius. Low tide is at 3:02 p.m., sunset at 5:53 p.m.

Due to this I believe getting there at about 11:00 a.m. will be ample time for exploring the beach and the surrounding area, and then photographing low tide mid- afternoon. It may be of interest for photographers attending, to remain for the sunset at 5:53 p.m. and as there is a full moon on that evening, with a moon rise at 6:42 p.m.

Toward this…. I’d suggest to photographers to bring some food/ water …. lunch or munchies not only for the noon hour but also for the evening meal. There are picnic tables in the park by the park centre.

Meeting Place: Tim Horton Parking, lot 84 Main St. Dartmouth N.S. on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. We shall leave Tim Horton at 10:15 a.m. sharp and proceed to Clam Harbour Provincial Park.

For those familiar with Clam Harbour Provincial Park.. please proceed there on your own.
By taking Hwy. 7 to Webbers’ Esso Station turn off to Clam Harbour Beach/Provincial Park. This is about a 45 minute drive. There is plenty of parking on the road before the gate or you can proceed to the Park’s parking lot.

DO dress accordingly…. rubber boots are always useful.

I will have release forms that must be signed either at Tim Hortons or at the Provincial Park before the excursion.

In the unlikely event that it should rain on Saturday we shall advise via email and proceed to do this on the following day November 5th.

Hope to see you,
Ciao
Eugene Mio

Valley Excursion Field Trip – Saturday July 8th

Hi folks,

We will meet at 2 p m at the Old Meeting House Antiques establishment at 1063 Church Street near Port Williams.

If you are coming from Halifax on Highway 101, take Exit 11 and Route 358 to Port Williams. Go through Port Williams and continue on Route 358 until you reach Church Street. Turn left on Church Street and after three hundred meters you will reach the Old Meeting House on the right. Please do not park in the first main driveway but continue on to the second driveway with parking in the field.

In addition to the main building with antiques, the property is large and well maintained. There are two rustic buildings, an old hay rake, an old cart, an old water pump, cultivated flowers, a pond with ducks (albeit very skittish) and dragonflies, etc. The website is here.

At 4 p m we have a tour and tasting (about an half hour in duration) at the Barreling Tide Distillery at 1164 Parkway Drive in Port Williams. Cost is $5. per person. The tour will enable us to see and photograph their distilling equipment which is featured in the gallery on their website.

Please bring a field trip waiver form with you. The form is at this link.

Waterproof footwear, sunscreen and bug repellant may be in order for the Old Meeting House property.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Rain date is Sunday July 9th.

Please let me know if you plan to attend.

I hope you can join us on the 8th!

Dean