Thursday, August 26, 2010

places | Summit Reservoir in Philmont

The Summit Reservoir in Philmont, is a quite special place: a lot of history and potential for community gathering, public art, recreation, wildlife, and cultural activities.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

camminando | Wind, Water and Sun in Gaspesie

Gaspesie offers to the visitors not only natural beauty of the landscape but also invite to reflect of how nature and mankind can collaborate to produce sustainable renewable energy.
The wind farm of Éole Cap-Chat harmoniously situated in agricultural land also features the highest vertical-axis turbine in the world; quoting the wind farm web site:

"Wind energy is one of the cleanest sources of energy in existence. Because it replaces other sources of energy, it contributes in an extraordinary way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Le Nordais is able to eliminate 250 000 of CO2 annually. Furthermore, wind energy is simple to exploit and its production costs are constantly dropping. So many advantages encourage more and more countries to choose wind energy to the detriment of polluting sources of energy.

The energy produced is sold to Hydro-Quebec, a government corporation, according to a 25-year contract. The energy transferred from the windmill park to the public electricity network can supply the equivalent of 10 000 Quebec residences with electricity. In a temperate climate, Le Nordais could satisfy the energy needs of nearly 50 000 homes."

A lesson to be learned across the border!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Camminando | Rocks of Maine

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to body and soul alike"

The Marginal Way in Ogunquit

York Harbor

Camminando | Parc De La Rivière Mitis, Quebec

A wonderful, totally unexpected encounter with "art in nature" while driving through the magical peninsula of Gaspésie

A wonderful, totally unexpected encounter with "art in nature" while driving through Gaspésie

Camminando | Quebec, Rocks of Gaspesie

Perce Rock

Views from Route 132