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Wallpaper March 2010

Wallpaper March 2010

It would seem that many of you need to get out a little more to explore this summer. Only a few clever souls were able to identify this scene, but in truth, it is a tricky one. It is Crossover Island, famous for its historic lighthouse, but with it totally hidden behind the tree at the left end of the island, it’s little surprise so few identified it. Kudos to those who did, including my good neighbors, the Toltons.

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Wallpaper February 2010

Wallpaper February 2010

There were no shortage of submissions offering stories identifying last month’s image. One that I’m sure will resonate with many of you, paints the picture of a little boy in a tiny boat enjoying summer adventures in the narrow rifts and gaps around Trois Iles in the Lost Channel. That little boy now has a somewhat larger boat, providing quite different adventures, though I suspect his earlier ones are the ones he cherishes most:

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Wallpaper January 2010

Wallpaper January 2010

No shortage of correct responses identifying last month's image. It is of course St. Brendan's Church at Rockport, perched on a bluff above a small harbor well known to diners at the Boathouse Country Inn which offers one of the finest dining views on the River from their harbor-side terrace. The church has graced the River for well over a century and according to the late Hal McCarney's book "Chess with Violence," its basement was used for bootleg storage during the prohibition era. Unfortunately I never remembered to ask him if that was fact or fiction, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was true as the River has an endless number of fascinating stories.

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Wallpaper December 2009

Wallpaper December 2009

It seems I have been overly tough on you. Two months in a row the images have stumped everyone. In truth, last month’s image was particularly difficult, because the view is limited and shares no definitive landmarks.

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Wallpaper November 2009

Wallpaper November 2009

So does this mean I won? The last screen saver I shared with you back in May stumped everyone! I don’t remember that ever happening before.

I have to admit the aerial view makes this place look entirely different than it does from “terra firma.” The silhouetted trees in the foreground aren’t on an island, they’re on a point. It’s Kring Point State Park. Perhaps some of you will now recognize it. I don’t know much about this area as I was hoping you’d fill me in about it, but that's the east end of Goose Bay in the background, just a few miles downstream from Alexandria Bay.

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