Page 83 - Donnie MacDermid of Margaree Valley: "It could have been worse!"
ISSUE : Issue 73
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1998/6/1
be out flying. This would have been a real nice evening. When the air starts to cool in the fall, the air gets very smooth. No bumps. What makes bumps is rising columns of warm air, you see. So you get that when the weather's quite warm. Wintertime is a lot smoother air than summertime for fly? ing. You get wind. You get updraft of wind up against the side of the hill--wind blow? ing up against the side of a hill, shove an updraft probably a thousand feet up there. We used to call those elevators. When you're climbing and you want co get a free lift, you wouldn't have to burn too much gas. You get where the wind is blowing against the side of a mountain and you get right on to that. It's amazing how that will carry you up. Will give you a hell of a boost to climb, eh? (Were there other people around building planes and doing this?) Not right around here in the valley, no, but Nova Scotia's full of them. The only thing they didn't do, they didn't have to build an airport to fly it off of! They all had one handy enough that they could use. I was the only one that didn't. I had to build one of them too. The first time I was in hospital, the first heart attack, it was funny, in In? verness up here. Of course people would be going by, because I was after running the fibreglass shop, and I used to do auto body repair there too, you know. Used to patch them up with fibreglass. Course it was cheap to do that. My God, we done thousands of old cars. I shouldn't say thousands, but I'm sure we done hundreds. An awful pile. The awful mess of some of them. Some of them had a two- by-four from the front to the back, underneath the seats, to keep it from going down on the road because When touring the Cabot Trail, you'll enjoy your stop in Cheticamp. It is a '' friendly village with strong Acadian traditions. ' While in Cheticamp, why not enjoy a meal at Le Gabriel? We offer imsurpassed Acadian hospitahty and cuisine. The dining room We offer seating for 125 people, and many traditional dishes. ' As weU, you might dine on fresh local seafood, sizzling steaks, fresh baked bread and sinfully delicious desserts. Best entertainment for miles around Le Gabriel would like to invite you to visit our great hall, for the best in local entertainment! Tuesday: Square Dancing & Fiddling Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.: Popular Music Saturday & Simday: Fiddling We offer full lounge service, and the best entertainment for miles around. fuUy licensed service air conditioning U. S. currency accepted ',''_v' Le Gabriel '''' ., ,uiSI'' P.O. Box316 Cheticamp, Nova Scotia Canada BOE IHO Tel: (902) 224-3685 While in Cheticamp, don't forget to visit Flora's craft shop, which offers a variety of locally crafted florBfs on the Cabot Trail Best selection of hooked rugs Flora's offers an excellent selection of rugs and other hooked items, made by over 100 local craft ladies. We also feature other quality handcrafts and souvenirs. • Coasters • Sweaters • Chair seats • Quilts • Wall hangings • Placemats • Rugs ri. (' • Tartans Flora's has served the tourist industry for over 25 years. We welcome tour groups for one stop shopping. You're sure to enjoy /~ our rug hooking dem? onstrations! P.O. box 316, Cheticamp, N.S. BOE IHO PHONE: (902) 224-3139
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