Tuesday, August 31, 2010


My weekend jaunt to the Grey Islands seems to be in considerable jeopardy due to Hurricane Earl. The latest track forecasts have the the storm passing either to the east, the west, or directly over, the Grey Islands on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. Not exactly a good time to go camping or be out in boat.

So, I would say, in all likelihood the trip will be cancelled. I will have to amuse myself by looking at these amazing pics of Earl from outer space, rather than by making something of the last weekend of summer.

Friday, August 27, 2010

John Neville

I just got an email from John Neville. He went out to the Grey Islands a couple weeks ago, and he and Paul Bromley went up over the island to find my kiln. They came back with this picture.

Which brings me to my plans. I've made arrangements to go to the Grey Islands for two nights on Labour Day weekend. If the weather cooperates it should be a great trip. I haven't decided yet whether I'd like to spend my time out there just hiking around and having fun - I will have a couple friends with me - or if i'd like to spend the time rebuilding the kiln into a functioning wood kiln and do an actual firing. I've got a handful of pots in the works just in case.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Settlers of Grey Islands - Update

Work continues on Settlers of Grey Islands, although it will probably be at a snails pace for the next couple weeks while I'm in the process of moving to Corner Brook. Here, though, is a picture of some completed tiles and playing pieces.

My friend John Neville is heading to the islands next week for a few days. I'd dearly love to join him, but I don't think I'll be able to do it right now. Perhaps I will make a plan to go on Thanksgiving weekend. At least living in Corner Brook I will be that much closer.