PEI

Prince Edward Island. May 29th – May 30th.

It’s 4:30 in the morning, way too early for my liking. I have to catch an early flight to Charlottetown, PEI – the little jewel of an Island on Canada’s East Coast.

It’s the day after the Eric Clapton Concert and I’m feeling pretty run down.

After a short stop in Halifax I find myself flying low over the red soil that is so characteristic of PEI.

Sadly no camera, because it’s another “in and out” journey. I stay at the lovely Rodd Brudenell River Resort, about 45 minutes from the airport. A great getaway for golfers – too bad I don’t golf!

Friday morning and I’m back on the noisy little Dash 8 turboprop, stopping in Halifax, enjoying a decent airport pizza, then back home again.

After Midnight

Eric Clapton. Summer Tour 2008. Montreal, Wednesday, May 28th, 7:30 PM at the Bell Centre. Seating: reds, section 119, row B, seats 12, 13, and 14.

Clapton retains Blues King title. That’s how the local Montreal Gazette columnist entitled his review of tonight’s concert and the 14,000 fans certainly got to hear some incredible blues.
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Quebec City

The Capital. It’s a long, boring (very boring) drive down but I’m in good company with Karen. I’ve just burned Santana and CSN CDs for the ride which takes about 3 hours.

It’s overcast, rain on and off, pretty miserable weather. I wisely left both Nikons in Montreal. Either way I won’t have any time for sight seeing – in and out as usual.

Two hour meeting and I’m back on the road again, this time solo for the journey home. Tull’s Thick as a Brick gets me through much of the 3 hour tedium. As I hit Montreal, clearing the Champlain Bridge is a breeze. However on the other side the traffic is at a standstill, a veritable bloody parking lot. I get a heavy duty headache as a result.

Hope to get back to Quebec City though and take some photographs. Who knows, maybe this summer?

May 4, 1970

Kent State. It was 38 years ago – today. We will be seeing CSN in concert this summer, hope they play the song that pays hommage to a bunch of kids senselessly killed. So what’s changed?

Tin soldiers and Nixon’s comin’.
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin’.
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are cutting us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

New Addition

Added a Nikon D300 to my little family.

And what’s a great body without a great lens. Also acquired the superb 70-200mm 2.8, more accurately known as the AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED.

Photos courtesy of Nikon U.S.A.