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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

International Observe the Moon Night Sept 18th 2011

Date:     Saturday,  September 18th, 2011
Where: On the waterfront, Liverpool NS
Time:    At dusk

Join Wayne and his telescope on the waterfront in Liverpool, N.S. (near the pirate ship) at dusk to observe and learn about the moon, our nearest neighbour. The Moon is the Earth's only known natural satellite, being the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. The moon always shows the same face due to it's synchronized rotation with the Earth; the near side is pock marked with dark volcanic maria amongst the crustal highlands and prominent craters. Next to the Sun it is the brightest object in the sky. The ocean tides and minute lengthening of the day are due to the Moon's gravitational influence. The Moon is the only celestial body that has been landed on by humans. Eclipses occur ONLY when the sun, moon and earth align. A Solar eclipse  occurs near a new Moon, when the Moon is between the Sun and Earth. In contrast, a lunar eclipse occurs near a full Moon, when the Earth us between the Sun and the Moon. There is much to know about the Sun, Moon, planets and stars and the best time to do so is to arrive at the dock in Liverpool at dusk where Wayne will tell you all about it. Check for udates at http://astronomynovascotia.ca

Email: dave.chapman@ns.sympatico.ca

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 LIVERPOOL .... to the moon and back.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Shark Weigh-in - Queens County Seafest 2011

As the hour of 6:00pm approaches the fishing boats rush to enter the breakwater of Brooklyn Marina to weigh their catch. Some of the fisherman left the dock at midnight last evening, heading out to open water in hopes of catching the "big" shark. The weigh-in began at 4:00pm and will go on until all of the contenders catch has been measured, weighed and innards removed.  Excitement filled the air as spectators lined the docks and the sharks hung from the winch. Cheers filled the air and children awed in amazement. Considering that this is the 11th Annual Seafest and shark competition the sensation is not lost in the event.

If shark fishing is not of interest to you rest assured that there are many other events to take in; food stalls, entertainment tents, face painting, craft tables and much, much more. Be sure to catch the last of the festivites before the tents are down.

Happy Queens County Seafest 2011

LIVERPOOL.... for friends, fun and family.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sea, Sun and Sand

      is for:



 maple syrup,

 sea & shells,







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LIVERPOOL ....for inexpensive, seaside, retirement /
semi-rtirement living

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Shark Fishing

The Maritimes Recreational Shark Fishery has been active since 1994.  Biological data collected from the recreational fishery is used to develop an  assessment of stock status and the general health of the population, particularly that of blue sharks.  For the purpose of scientific data collection, participants of the recreational shark fishery are required to provide information on length, weight, sex and location of every shark that is caught, whether or not it is landed or released.  By monitoring trends in this data from year to year, and in conjunction with the more detailed information collected at the shark derbies, the scientists at the Shark Research Laboratory are able to detect population-level changes which are indicators of low stock abundance or overfishing.  Biological indicators such as the size composition, size at sexual maturity and catch per fishing effort are particularly useful for detecting problems with the population.  While there are social and economic benefits to a healthy shark fishery, the fishery must be sustainable over the long term.  In other words, the populations of each of the shark species must be conserved at safe levels. The species most often caught is the blue shark.  However the occasional thresher  or porbeagle shark is also caught.

Enter to catch your shark at Queen's County Annual Seafest, August 26th, 27th and 28, 2011.

Liverpool.... for inexpensivc, seaside, retirement /
semi-retirement living

Friday, 12 August 2011

Queens Place Deluxe Cottages - NEWLY OPENED

Queens Place Deluxe Cottages are now open for business.  The fully equipped cottages number three - self contained one bedroom units, with remote control air conditioning systems, washer and dryer in each unit, walk in shower facilities, wi-fi connection, cable television, complete kitchen conveniences including a collection of spices and a complimentary goodies tray laid out for your arrival. The cottages are situated in the heart of Liverpool with access to grocery shopping available just across  the street. And yet expext to be surrounded by a grove of trees where bird song fills the air and squirrels chatter. Across the landscaped gardens lie Queens Place Recreation Centre which is slated to open by December of this year. So it is all there for you - from the seaside travellers, the hockey players or the entertainers that may visit and entertain the locals at Queens Place Recreation Centre.  

Irene and Zarri are pleased to offer promotional rates of
  • $160.00 plus HST (1-2 persons) per night
  • $190.00 plus HST (3-4 persons) per night
Weekly rates provide guests with - the next night free

16 Old Falls Road
Liverpool Nova Scotia B0T1K0

LIVERPOOL .... where good friends come together

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Queens County 11th Annual Seafest

Queens County Seafest
100 Brooklyn Shore Road
Brooklyn Marina

August 26th to 28th 2011

You are invited to enjoy this three day regional event and fishing derby. There will be live entertainment all weekend, children and family activities, a variety of food vendors, a licensed entertainment tent and a planked salmon supper. The Main Event at Queens County Seafest has always been the shark fishing derby whereas fishermen from across the province attend the derby year after year in search of that elusive big fish and annual bragging rights.

Come and join us; land a shark, enter the photo contest, listen to the line up of music that offers a variety to suit all tastes or dine on seafood that will satisfy all appetites. There is certainly something for all ages at the 11th annual Queens County Seafest.

 See you there.

LIVE Liverpool .... where good friends come together for
entertainment and lifestyle

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Cockle Shells

The cockle shells belongs to the bivalve group of mollusks, who's shell is formed in two pieces. A mollusk is a soft bodied, legless invertebrate animal that normally forms a calcius shell. Many Cockle shell varieties are part of the human diet.  Most Cockles burrow in sand or mud in shallow sea water. They have been found world wide, sometimes in very large numbers covering a small area.  One of the most attractive of the clam relatives, cockles, found on the frigid North Atlantic Coast and off of New Zealand, look like small sea snails, delicately ridged on one side, and tinted a soft green on the other.

Mistress Mary, Quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With Silver Bells, And Cockle Shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

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LIVERPOOL ... for sun, sand, sea and seashells.

Liverpool ... where shells, sand, sea and sun are one