Category Archives: Gallery

Posts with galleries of pictures. This category is a handy way to see a lot of the pictures posted on

Roxie the Saint Bernard / Labrador Mix Gallery

Here are pictures of Roxie our Saint Bernard/Labrador Mix breed dog.  She just turned 4 years old on March 23, 2009 and it’s hard to believe she has been with us this long.

I hope you enjoy them!

Kemptville Creek Flooding

Kemptville Creek is now flooding. A flood warning was issued on Monday by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. As of today, the creek is at the highest level I’ve ever seen. Of course, I’ve only been in Kemptville for a few years now so that wouldn’t be too difficult. ;)

Things look OK so far from our point of view. No need to start getting the sandbags ready or breaking out the ark. I did take a few pictures though over the last couple days.

I’ll try to keep adding pictures as the waters continue to rise. I’m not entirely sure what the forecast crest will be for little old Kemptville Creek. It seems that the people at RVCA are more interested in the Rideau and the Ottawa rivers, or maybe they just don’t expect any major flooding for Kemptville.

Gallop Canal Lock 28

In the fall we went to Lock 28 on what used to be the Gallop Canal. This was a canal near Cardinal Ontario that bypassed some rapids on the St. Lawrence River. I took a bunch of pictures at the time but forgot all about them until just last week. I was talking with one of my co-workers and the Gallop Canal came up. He is a scuba diver and has been to many of the wrecks on the St. Lawrence and I had mentioned that there was a small wreck at the Gallop Canal locks that I had been to visit. It wasn’t one he had been to before.

At the time, I took a picture of a large metal object off in the distance to the east of where we were. It turns out that this is the wreck of the Conestoga and one of the dive sites my co-worker has been to before. He hasn’t been to the locks but there were two groups of divers there the same day we were. It might not be an “interesting” dive compare to the wreck of the Conestoga but the little tugboat wreck and the old locks might be interesting in a different way.

Updated: Turns out the “tugboat” is actually the wreck of the Wee Hawk which is a 50 foot wood and steel, work barge used in the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway that was scuttled in the 1950’s.

Corn Snake Gallery

Here are a bunch of pictures of our Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus guttatus) that we have had since early 2002.

We adopted the corn snake (we call him* Little Head – yeah, I know, we’re not that creative) from a local reptile zoo / reptile rescue called Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo through a friend of ours who used to work at Little Ray’s. Our corn snake was part of a clutch that hatched in the zoo from a rescued female that turned out to be gravid (had eggs).

Now almost 6 feet long, it’s hard to remember when the snake would cling around your wrist like a little bracelet.

So, enjoy!

* Yeah so we never had the snake sexed so we don’t know if it’s a male or female. We used to think it was a female because of the way the tail tapered but it’s never produced eggs. Now we just refer to it as him or her interchangeably. Usually it’s just “the snake”.

2006 Pontiac Vibe

We bought a new 2006 Pontiac Vibe last week as a replacement for the truck.

It’s a pretty decent little machine. Very good gas mileage (compared to a V8, anything gets good gas mileage) and a rather peppy little engine. We got the automatic because this is the Boss’s new car and I get to drive the old beater (which you can see part of in a couple of the pictures).

There are a couple little quirks about it that are taking me some time to get used to. The driving position is a little awkward if you are over 6 feet tall (like me) and want to keep your hands at 10 and 2. I feel like I’m completely stretching my arms out to drive in that position. A telescopic steering wheel would be a fabulous addition. Otherwise it is very comfortable to do the lazy-man’s “hold the bottom of the steering wheel” position.

After a couple more weeks (and hopefully some more driving if the wife lets me!) I’ll be able to put together a more complete review.

So far I’m rather happy with the decision to get a 2006 Pontiac Vibe and get rid of my truck.