Wrecked It

We had a great snowmobile ride on Newfoundland’s West Coast last weekend – but it didn’t start out that way. We stayed at Strawberry Hill Resort where the beds were more than comfortable, the grub was plentiful and satisfying, the company superb and the snow conditions were decent. We rode right from the camp door […]

Klim Crab

I went commercial crab fishing last spring and as unbelievable as that might seem in its own right, I chose to wear a suit of Klim protective outerwear for the occasion. Some might think I’m crazy for wearing such an expensive snowmobile suit on a fishing boat and God knows the crew had a great […]

Klim Again

I remember when a faded navy coloured, button down, long sleeve, casual dress, Ralph Lauren ‘Polo Shirt’ first arrived at our house. It was a gift from my brother’s girlfriend (now wife Raylene) – meant for him but shared by all of us. In a family of four boys, all born within four years, the […]

Scratch and Dent

We recently engaged a computer / dissemination expert who suggested that we switch our weekly updates on the www.strawberryhill.net site from written stories to a video format. In order to fulfill this mandate we opened a ‘Youtube’ and a ‘Twitter’ account using the alias’ ‘Ericbowater’ and ‘Urbanbayman’. Thus far we have submitted fairly low key […]

Back On

I remember the last time we coordinated a snowmobile aerial show at the Pepsi Center in Corner Brook. It was a phenomenal experience that was enjoyed by nearly everyone in the city – riders, coordinators, sponsors, attendees…. Everyone! Surprisingly, the most awestruck that weekend was Jimmy ‘Blaze’ Fejes – and it really had little to […]

Stitch and Bitch

With all the technological advancements we enjoy in this day and age you’d think people would have a lot less to complain about. Somehow this is not the case and no matter what the situation it seems that folks tend to look for the very worst – often forgetting how amazing the experience itself might […]

An Original Gangster

I recently guided an “Island Wide Tour of Newfoundland” for my Brother Mark’s company (our family business), McCarthy’s Party Tours Ltd. While traveling along the Great Northern Peninsula I pointed to a woods road located just north of the Port aux Choix Peninsula explaining that we had snowmobiled in this area as late as the […]