Sunday, April 22, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mussel Boil Up at Manuals

Boiling up mussels having snowmobiled down to Manuals, and cropped them at low tide. Great day - great food - great place! ... CrazyAbout Newfoundland!

NEWS: South Brook (Pasadena) land re-zoned

South Brook Point has seen a change in the allowed uses of the land.Until recently, the parcel was zoned tourism commercial, which only allowed for hotels, motels and park uses. K and W Investments bought the land to develop residential building lots and a condominium development. Mayor Bob Mercer said the land is now zoned residential light density, residential medium density and commercial.

Ken Brown expects the tenders to be called this weekend, with work starting on the project shortly after that.“We hope to have construction starting late spring or early summer. Construction being getting the infrastructure down there — water and sewer. You may see some buildings starting in June or July. They can start along with the installation of the water and sewer.

FULL STORY - On Western Star news website

Saturday, April 14, 2007

CrazyAbout Guiding - Welcome!

This is our first email to the CrazyAbout website.
Whatever you want to enjoy, from fast and adventerous snowmobiling to unbeatable sea fishing - or authentic Newfie tours across the more remote areas of our beautiful island.
Email us at
Darren Park
CrazyAbout Guiding

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Screeching at Humber Valley Resort April 2007

Another good night at the Beach House - with Screech and The Sharecroppers ...


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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Moose on the 2nd Hole

Enroute to Strawberry Hill, Shuttle Bus driver Bill spots a Moose wandering on the River Course 2nd hole ...

Tourism and Development

Meeting today to discuss local views on tourism and development plans ... more details to follow.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sunday - cold - snowing and v.windy!

We wake up to a new view ... and what a view it is!

Weather is very cold and windy today - and we're completely whacked out by a very full Saturday .... so today, we're going to stay in and enjoy the chalet!!!

Sunrise at 7am - full size video on

Saturday, April 07, 2007

House Party - Saturday night

The ever hospitable Jurgen and Laura arranged another open house, house party - which included a risoto cook-off, good music, friends and off course a bonfire on the beach. A great way to end a busy and eventful day of Snowmobiling.

Snowmobiling with Darren & Anita

A fantastic 5 hour trek with Darren and Anita. Tour included a brew at the "Warm-Up Inn", and dropping down narrow path to a small community called "Manuals", which used to be a fishing and logging community. But when the logging moved out, so did the community, and they mainly moved to Coxs Cove. Whats left are various small cabins ... all with an amzaing view across the bay.
More videos on Full photo album on picasa.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Day one - Flight problems

We get to Gatwick in perfect time, no queue at checkin, and same at security ... we whizz through, and straight to Chez Gerrard for breakfast, with a perfect seat at the window. Looking out across a very busy airport, with hundreds of different activities happening apparrently in isolation, but actually in perfect co-ordination ... so the conversation turns how clever it all is and the health and saftey and processes were required to make it all work.

Called to Gate 45 at 1pm, right on time (for the flight due to leave at 1.40pm) - perfect! ... but at 1.30pm a speaker annoucement tells us "the crew have finally made it to the aircraft, and have started their safety checks". Around 2.15pm we get to the plane, to be told that the crew were being transported across Gatwick in a coach, and it crashed into another coach! Unfortunately one of the crew was thrown against the windscreen, and badly injuryed, and taken to hostpital.

A reserve stewardess had to be called from home, and hence the delay - and then (understandably) a further 40 minutes waiting for her to arrive.

Flight takes off, and all seems ok ... until 10 minutes from Deer Lake ... when the captian tells us that a problem means that he needs to land at St Johns instead, as the problem means he needs a long runway to take off from, and thus landing at Deer Lake would mean he would be forced to stay until it was fixed.

So we divert to St Johns, and watch various engineers working outside, in increasing wet conditions. Eventually, after a 45 minute delay, we're told the problem is fixed.

But then the captain says its possible we will not be able to take off due to the increasingly poor visiblity due to fog & rain. However they do start the engines and roll to the end of the runaway, and after a brief check of things - we're off again on on to Deer Lake.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Perfect Swowmobiling too

Snow mobiling near Steady Brook

as reported by Betty Lou and friends