Saturday, July 18, 2009

Music and lobster rolls

Another successful evening of great food and entertainment was had by all, July 18 at the Covert Hall in North Head. The event was sold out and some lobster rolls went out as take-out. The salad greens were donated by Sysco and the rolls were donated by the Save Easy. The lobsters were donated by a local fisherman and turned into divine lobster rolls by Laura Buckley, Inn at Whale Cove Cottages. Desserts were donated by thirteen people and included everything from cheesecake to rhubarb squares to Black Forest cake.

Entertainment included guitar, violin/fiddle, cello, keyboard and vocals. Dinah Romig played and emceed the musical portion to great rounds of applause.

We greatly appreciate the fantastic support and with the money raised, look forward to working on the boat house beside the keepers house this fall. The southern end is in desperate need of repair.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wildflowers at Swallowtail

The wild flowers at Swallowtail, although windblown at times have been remarkable this year with the wet, foggy conditions in June. This also promoted abundant mushroom growth. Cobwebs have also been outlined by the fog.

We are taking photographs of the various flowers and hope in the future to have a list and photographs in a binder to help people identify the flora on the peninsula.

Burgers and Hotdogs

Despite showers and fog, hamburgers and hotdogs were cooked in the Rotary Club canteen on Sunday, July 12 next to the Save Easy grovery store to raise funds for the ongoing restoration and historic preservation of the Swallowtail light station. Although we originally only planned to cook for three hours, there was a steady stream of people and we remained open until 5 PM when the store closed.

We had originally hoped to have the canteen set up at Swallowtail and have everyone visit the light house but with the environmental soil cleanup around the light house, it was decided to just move everything down to a more central location. Perhaps later in the summer we might be able to have an event to the light itself.

Flag raising on Canada Day

Another foggy morning greeted the 27 people attending the Canada flag raising at Swallowtail. Guests were Claire Foster and constable Mitch King of the RCMP. Claire's husband Richard (Dick) is Thomas Foster's great nephew. Mr. Foster's wife was badly burned lighting the light at Swallowtail in 1936 and died the next day.