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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

A Trail Run in Immaculate Snow
February 20, 2013
This was last week-end. While there was surprisingly little snow cover in Québec and the vast fields between Montréal and the U.S. border were more brown than white, our little mountain above Beloeil and Saint-Hilaire had retained thicker snow and always seems to stay colder throughout the winter. I had brought along my old running shoes and enough clothes for a cold weather run and arrived there eager to hit the slopes of Mont Saint-Hilaire, upwards. At plain sea level ...
Wintertime Train Ride Through the Adirondacks
February 18, 2013
Here are more shots taken from the Amtrak train through the Adirondack Mountains, New York-Montreal in eleven hours of very pleasant railroad time. Little snow, unfortunately this year, and spotty wi-fi. I guess one can't have it all. But I found beautiful conditions on a trail run up Mont St-Hilaire and will post about it soon. For now bear with me, these were taken from a moving train through windows that were not all that clean - I forgot to clean them at the 15 min...
From the Amtrak Adirondack Train
February 15, 2013
The train left New York's Penn Station on time and is rolling north at a good speed. Marie had packed me a delicious breakfast and lunch, complete with wine and a glass. While waiting in the station hall, I knocked the picnic bag down from my suitcase and the glass shuttered loudly as the Amtrak police - and dog - watched me with impenetrable gazes. Well, the dog's was more obvious, he thought: "Hey, is it duck prosciuto I smell I your bag?" We're stopping in Albany NY ...
Nemo Flirts with NYC - There is no Business like Snow Business
February 12, 2013
Winter storm Nemo came and went, leaving the New York area dusted with up to 10 inches of snow and other parts of New England choked by up to two feet of it. But really, as far as the Big Apple is concerned, if this was Nemo, then the blizzard of two years ago must have been Bruce. All teeth yet so soft and fuzzy Bruce was. And pretty much paralyzed the city. Nearby states of Massachusetts and Connecticut were not so lucky. Record accumulation, state of emergency, death ...
And New York Powders her Face
February 10, 2013
It was late last Friday night, and windy. New York was all flustered. "Excuse me," she said in a shy voice. And then she came back Saturday morning, powdered in white. More to come in full color as soon as I get a chance to process... Having fun after the storm, Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan...
Common Milkweed Locust Close Up
February 9, 2013
These shots of a common milkweed locust were taken above Langebaan, South Africa. Devilishly (the term was on the internet and seems quite appropriate) colored and detailed, the instect is said to use its looks to display a warning of non-culinary attributes, as so many underwater critters do. Common milkweed locust ...
New Look Update
February 8, 2013
This post does not feature an image. Quick update on the revamping of these premises. I have reactivated Ajax loading of the commenting interface. You can now click on "Show Comments" below a post when on the chronological post list view (Most Recent in the menu above) and leave a comment without changing pages, and then keep reading. I have not had much feedback on usability so far and am hoping that the experience is good for most people. My sister reported serious issue...
Langebaan Lagoon
February 5, 2013
Eerie, Caribbean-looking in the middle of much South African dryness, turquoise and surprisingly appealing, the Langebaan Lagoon exists on a parallel dimension. Its waters are cold despite the shallowness and color, cruel reminder of a West Coast location on the frigid Atlantic Benguela current. The lagoon is surrounded by much vegetation, protected and isolated by low hills covered in thick fynbos. Most of it is within a South African SANPark. Langebaan Lagoon To the no...
Paternoster Coastline - The End
February 3, 2013
Here are a few final snapshots of the South African west coast around Paternoster and Cape Columbine. Next I'll post a peek at the Langebaan lagoon area. Paternoster Tietiesbaai, or Cape Columbine Nature Rserve Fishing for lobster Beach time Cape Columbine Lighthouse A bakkie, no worries this time......
Lobster Run
February 3, 2013
A long time ago, the sailing ship I worked on in the Caribbean would stop bi-weekly in the Tobago Cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines. We avoided Union Island, the largest of nearby inhabited islands, stopped for a day in Mayreau, also inhabited albeit barely, and then sailed next door to the Tobago Cays, isolated and deserted. Our ship would drop anchor in shallow water and we would transfer our daily lunch buffet for a few hundred passengers to the beach, the kitchen tea...
Groundhog Day-jà Vu
February 2, 2013
Punxsutawney Phil did not see its shadow and an early spring is upon us. In a comical twist, other animals are being thrown into the prediction business and Staten Island's groundhog Chuck is now claiming the 49ers will win the Superbowl. Whatever. Today's online New York Times City Room section features an article on NYC groundhogs with a picture of a Greenwood Cemetery groundhog taken by Marie last year, and one of mine from Staten Island, initially posted. Who knew. ...
A Whole New Look - Beta Version
UPDATE: The beta version is now looking very good, the main slideshow links are working. Still issues with the mobile version of the site, working on it! Needless to say, this blog has undergone a face-lift. Or rather, it went backstage, changed costumes, touched up its make-up and is now back out for a new act. As I mentioned recently, I get bored easily with web design and need freshness to keep me interested. This applies to my own blog, too, and I hope you readers...