What's It All About, eh?

Cape Breton evokes deep memories and strong emotions for me as well as a deep appreciation for the beauty of my adopted island. My hopes are that you too might find the photos evocative - maybe a view you've not enjoyed before, or an 'Oh I've been there', or if from away that you may be encouraged to visit this fair isle so that you might come to love and breathe Cape Breton as I do. One word about place names that I use - some are completely local usage while others are from maps of Cape Breton that I've purchased over the years. I frequently post travel and other photos that are of interest to me - and hopefully you.

On the right hand side bar find my take on Single Malt whiskey - from how to best enjoy this noble drink to reviews (in a most non-professional manner) of ones that I have tried and liked - or not. Also musings, mine and others, on life in general.

Photographs are roughly 98%+ my own and copy-righted. For the occasional photo that is borrowed, credit is given where possible - recently I have started posting unusual net photographs that seem unique. Feel free to borrow any of my photos for non-commercial use, otherwise contact me. Starting late in 2013 I have tried to be consistent in identifying my photographs using ©smck on all out of camera photos I personally captured - (I often do very minor computer changes such as 'crop' or 'shadow' etc but usually nothing major), and using
©norvellhimself on all photos that I have played around with in case it might not be obvious.

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A Friend In Need - is a friend indeed

had a doctors appointment yesterday at noon and met a new cardiologist who was just delightful and caring then drove home in some heavy rain and spent the dead time of the rainy afternoon reading and that kind of thing - and out of the blue our water supply was gone, spigot wide open and nothing, so out into the rapidly darkening late afternoon, over to the spring house, open the door and our pump was covered in water (it is not an underwater type pump) - well flooding water and seemingly lack of electric power (to the pump) boded an emergency style evening - not bad, lights were on, stove made tea, etc but no showers, no flush toilet, etc and I had exhausted my meager talents for the time being - then this morning I called an old friendly plumber who had helped us a few years ago when I was away, good job, reasonable cost, knowledgeable - but he had retired.  I decided to choose at random (somewhat) from the 'Yellow Pages' and saw the low-key ad for this company from the same general area.  GREAT CHOICE - I called and the men were out working but they gave a cell contact and the gentleman above answered and told me best chance was early afternoon - and he was on the target.
I love dealing with honest, reputable people and Steve fit the bill.  We had water within fifteen minutes and this old Scot thought the charge was fair and square.   

I would call them again in a heart beat.  THANK YOU McDOWELL PLUMBING AND HEATING!!!1

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