Where did that hole come from?

JB has family who are big into construction – as in dirt movers, digging gravel, and road grading. This is one of the big excavators owned by his nephew, Jerry, and that is me running it, digging a hole. What an adrenalin rush. Definitely right up there on the list of significant experiences in my life.

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Many years ago JB’s brother was working on preparing a street for repaving, and as they were digging a hole, probably for a sewer catch basin, they found a hole. No one knew it was there until they dug it up. It made the local newspaper.

We have come across a lot of holes as we traveled the continent from coast to coast. This hole was made by nature, at Gros Morne World Heritage park in Newfoundland.Gros Morne 089-2

This hole in the mountain was tediously carved by workman with very primitive means in order to protect the environment. It is a part of Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park in Montana.

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I have seen Crater Lake and my heart still skips a beat when I think of the power of the volcano that blew off the top of this mountain. This is a hole that has been filled with water and still looks like a hole because of the steep ridges all around the lake.

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Are the oceans big holes on the earth’s surface that have filled with water?

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  1. What a fun post, Pat, and I bet you have a better appreciation for why “boys like their toys” 🙂
    Love that shot from Newfoundland! The others are lovely, too, but what a cool, natural hole.

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    • I keep telling my husband I want one of those little hole diggers – can’t remember the name of them but they are little excavators. He doesn’t even answer – which probably means not a chance. Even as a child I though boys had toys that were a lot more fun. I haven’t changed my mind on that. 🙂

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  2. I just got glimpse of that lake and thought “that’s gotta be Crater Lake” and sure enough. That’s one of my most favorite places. I love Glacier. Parts of Going to the sun were closed when I was there, just before a tunnel, not sure if yours is the same one.

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  3. Oh my goodness, Pat. You are so brave. I don’t think I could even have walked near that equipment much less operated it. Bravo! …. and stunning photos as always. Thank you!

    And your post is up on Bardo today. Lovely!

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    • Thanks, Jamie. It was possible to get into serious trouble with the big one so Jerry hung on and guided my moves when I started to do so the wrong thing. He gave me free use of a smaller one – but wouldn’t let me behind the control of a dozer. They can get out of control really easy. We have been without internet for a couple of days, thanks for putting my post on Bardo.

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