Short and Sweet – Pics Aren’t My Expertise

Last Sunday as the sun was slowly dipping over the horizon, Lynn and I stopped down by the water, so she could snap a few sunset photographs.

Needless to say, I whipped out my phone; quickly snapped a pic and then proceed to play with a couple of settings within the camera on the phone.

I figured using some of the default settings within the camera on my phone would make me a better photographer and hence result in better pictures.

I would say from both perspectives – epic fail!

But, now that they’re on the page for all to see, perhaps “epic fail” is a tad too strong.

Maybe I should reframe the whole situation and tell myself “good effort – keep working at it.”

However, I need tell myself that without the condescending tone.

Is it even possible to tell yourself something, but in a condescending way?

Somehow, I’m feeling that it is.

Nevertheless, not bad for someone who has no clue what they’re doing.

However, I am beyond glad Lynn takes the lion’s share of the pictures you see.

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Short and Sweet – Too Many Pictures

In the overall scope of things as we know and experience them, this isn’t one to get your “knickers in a twist” over.

But, it is one of those that happen when you have far too many of something and that is in this case – photographs. However, it is not far too many in a bad sense, but a good sense of the phrase “far too many.”

As you know or perhaps don’t know, Lynn and I spend and have spent a significant amount of time over the past 30 years exploring the great outdoors.

From Alberta and British Columbia out west, and all the way to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on the east coast of our great country. And obviously with great deal of time spent in in central and northern Ontario.

And through each adventure(big or small as they might have been), Lynn documents them through her photography.

And for the most part, Lynn can tell by simply looking at the picture, where and when she took it. Even if she took it ten years ago.

I on the other hand, can’t remember where I was last week, let alone remember a random shot taken at some point in the past.

Okay, so perhaps my memory isn’t that bad, but for the life of me, I can’t remember where and when the above photograph was taken.

Nevertheless, I love the moodiness of the capture Lynn took.

The late fall of year, and the rocky strewn stream as it winds and twists itself through the wilderness all adds up to someplace, I’m sure I enjoyed immensely.

Too many adventures and too many photographs.

A dilemma for sure.

But, a “get your knickers in a twist over” dilemma?

Perhaps not. But, I do wonder where that picture was taken.

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Parry Sound – Water and More Water

It’s exceedingly hard to believe that just a year ago, flooding to the north of us in the Muskoka and other resort regions of Ontario, was one of the major news stories of May 2019.

To be honest, I haven’t heard or seen much in the news regarding any flooding to the same extent this year. So I’m assuming that it isn’t as prevalent or a major concern right now. I do recognize, however, that other news worthing items tend to be hogging the highlights on our daily broadcasts at this current time.

Nevertheless, last May about this time Lynn and I made a sunny afternoon trek north to Parry Sound to check out what was happening there. With the whole COVID_19 whirlwind still swirling and upsetting the “apple cart” for many outdoor activities, we haven’t been north to Parry Sound in a while.

But, we will get there sooner than later.

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With Lynn still on the mend from a hip/leg injury, our adventures have been limited over the past two weeks or so to driving trips with minimal walking involved.

With those criteria in hand and not wanting to pass on a sunny and glorious Sunday afternoon, we made a quick trip up the highway to one of our favourite locales, Parry Sound.

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Parry Sound has become one of our musts “go-to” spots for a variety of reasons.

First of all, it is just over an hour’s drive up Highway 400 from the “old homestead.” Any time when making this jaunt up the highway, with the exposed granite of the Canadian Shield on both sides of you as you drive along, is one that always gets my heart racing and blood flowing just a bit quicker in anticipation of the day’s adventure.

Secondly, there is a multitude of outdoor activities to entice both Lynn and me. In fact, even if you may be more of a “couch potato-ist” type, there are still scores of things to get you outside; soak up some sun and enjoy all that Parry Sound has to offer.

So, even if your lifestyle is not so outdoors-oriented, here are two adventures you might want to check out just a bit further. The “Island Queen Cruises”  or the “Chippewa III.” Both offer a variety of day cruise options, leaving from the easily accessible and beautiful docks along the waterfront in downtown Parry Sound. They head out onto Georgian Bay, cruising through the islands and channels which form the “30,000 Islands” part of this area. In fact, the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay, comprises the largest clustering of freshwater islands in the world!

Both cruise companies and the sailing options they provide, sound like “not to miss out on” times for sure.

It even is something that Lynn and I are thinking about for the summer.

Here are links to both of these cruise companies to get all the information you need to plan your day.

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Nevertheless, our trip took us downtown to where the “Waterfront Fitness Trail”  crosses the Sequin River close to the harbour area. We were able to park on the street, which allowed Lynn easy access to the trail with only a short walk.

It is at this particular location where the river creates a series of rapids as it empties into the waters of Parry Sound, thus making it for a great spot for photos.

This spring has seen an exceptionally heavy run-off of snowmelt and rain throughout many areas of the province. Even now when posting this, many municipalities have declared “states of emergency” due to the massive floods and resulting damage throughout areas in their respective communities.

Notwithstanding that, here are a few pictures Lynn captured from our short visit.

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Even though the shots were done with slow shutter speeds, there is still a wildness to the volume and velocity of the water moving through the system out into the harbour.

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Sometimes luck shines your way and a train passes overhead when you’re shooting pictures of the rapids. (Parry Sound CPR Trestle Bridge)

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The was taken farther upstream near the hydro-electric dam and generating station.

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After leaving the waterfront, we took a bit of a driving tour through town, finding even a couple of other things that we need to come to and check out in the near future. Lucky us!

I can say spring has certainly sprung in Parry Sound.

For the most part, the snow is gone, including along the “Northshore Rugged Trail”, which hugs the shoreline at the north end of the community. This is great news, as it is one of the trails we want to include on a combined hike starting from the “Fire Tower Lookout” to the “Waterfront Fitness Trail” and the “Northshore Rugged Trail” and return.

We would encourage you, that if you’re starting to mull over your holiday and vacation plans or perhaps even day trips throughout the summer, be sure to put Parry Sound and area on that list. In fact, put it at the top of the list.

You won’t be disappointed, as there are activities that will appeal to everyone in your family. Both the young ones and the ones that are “young at heart” and every age in between.  This Parry Sound Tourism link provides a wealth of information and guidance to make your trip and adventure to this area a memorable one.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see some of you in Parry Sound sooner than later.

 

 

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Hogg’s and Eugenia Falls – Grey County

On one of the Tuesday’s during my recent vacation, we did a late afternoon trip out to Hogg’s Falls and Eugenia Falls in Grey Highlands/Beaver Valley area.

Both are located a short drive from the Village of Flesherton.

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If you follow along with us, you’ll have read that we’ve been to both locations on many occasions.

Not sure why we decided to head out this way that particular Tuesday.

As I’ve written in a couple of recent posts, it seemed that the days simply blended together from one day to the next. As well, I can’t for the life of me remember if one of us had an appointment earlier on that day.

Nevertheless, in the long run, it doesn’t matter. The world continued to spin throughout the universe and will continue to spin regardless if we can remember what we did that day or not.

Here are a few pictures from the afternoon.

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Hogg’s Falls is located on Lower Valley Road. If you are westbound on County Road 4 approaching the Village of Flesherton, you’ll see a sign indicating where to turn to get to the falls. The is a small parking lot and a couple of information boards there that give some background to the history of the area. The falls themselves form part of the Bruce Trail, so this is always a great location to park if you plan on hiking the trail in this vicinity. In addition, parking is free.

Eugenia Falls

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Remnants of the old power station. Now, only the walls remain, covered in graffiti.

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If you could see what I see.

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Eugenia Falls is located in the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area within the Hamlet of Eugenia. As with Higg’s Falls, if you are westbound on County Road 4 heading towards Flesherton, you’ll see signs indicating to turn onto County Road13(Beaver Valley Road). Simply follow the signs once you enter the Hamlet of Eugenia.

There is a parking area, portable toilets and the local cenotaph located with the conservation area. This location does get very busy on weekends, as it is a popular attraction in the area. Please note, the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority charges for parking at this location.

A great late afternoon out at both locations.

If waterfalls are your thing, be sure to check both these locations out.

Located not far off the beaten path, they would certainly form part of a day spent cruising through the Beaver Valley and Grey Highlands area. With plenty of villages and hamlets scattered throughout, many of which have lovely quaint restaurants and stores, it would make for a great day trip.

The following link on waterfalling in Grey County gives you a ton of information of both Hogg’s Falls and Eugenia Falls, as well the falls located throughout Grey County.

Remember…

 

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Muskoka Sunshine

We can thank the gas gauge on our car for Wednesday afternoon.

With Lynn on the mend from this ongoing muscle injury, but not wanting to push it too hard just yet, we thought a trip to a location north of us would fit perfectly on Wednesday. However, the need to turn off the highway to get a bit of gas, combined with not being far from a just-passed exit, resulted in a slight, albeit good change in plans.

With all the rain we’ve had on and off this spring and at times cooler temperatures, this turned out to be one of those glorious early May afternoons. Sunshine and temperatures that warmed both the air and soul as the minutes ticked by.

With a change in plans made, we headed over to check out Lower Rosseau Falls. Lynn had wanted to practice some photography techniques using neutral density filters and slow shutter speeds, hence this seemed like a perfect spot.

We had visited this area, back on New Year’s Day 2018 when it was south of minus 30 degrees Celsius – yikes!

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Not quite so cold today.

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A few pictures from the afternoon.

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Unfortunately, time was our enemy during the afternoon, and as it crept onward we needed to turn around and start the trek back to the “old homestead.”

This northern area of Muskoka is a gem on many levels. Wonderful scenery combined with quaint villages and exceptional resorts has all the ingredients to create what would be a superior trip. Whether it simply be a day cruising the area or perhaps a longer vacation time, checking out Rosseau and the north Muskoka area would be well worth your time and effort.

Just a few short hours on a Wednesday afternoon in early May was pretty much just what “the Doctor ordered.” Sunshine, warm temperatures, beautiful Muskoka scenery and someone special to share all of it with.  Warmth for the skin and for the soul is a pretty effective prescription for whatever ails you.

I can’t ask for more than that!

Well, more time spent there perhaps.

Thanks for stopping by.

……and remember…..

 

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Parry Sound – Water and More Water

With Lynn still on the mend from a hip/leg injury, our adventures have been limited over the past two weeks or so to driving trips with minimal walking involved.

With those criteria in hand and not wanting to pass on a sunny and glorious Sunday afternoon, we made a quick trip up the highway to one of our favourite locales, Parry Sound.

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Parry Sound has become one of our musts “go-to” spots for a variety of reasons.

First of all, it is just over an hour’s drive up Highway 400 from the “old homestead.” Any time when making this jaunt up the highway, with the exposed granite of the Canadian Shield on both sides of you as you drive along, is one that always gets my heart racing and blood flowing just a bit quicker in anticipation of the day’s adventure.

Secondly, there is a multitude of outdoor activities to entice both Lynn and me. In fact, even if you may be more of a “couch potato-ist” type, there are still scores of things to get you outside; soak up some sun and enjoy all that Parry Sound has to offer.

So, even if your lifestyle is not so outdoors-oriented, here are two adventures you might want to check out just a bit further. The “Island Queen Cruises”  or the “Chippewa III.” Both offer a variety of day cruise options, leaving from the easily accessible and beautiful docks along the waterfront in downtown Parry Sound. They head out onto Georgian Bay, cruising through the islands and channels which form the “30,000 Islands” part of this area. In fact, the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay, comprises the largest clustering of freshwater islands in the world!

Both cruise companies and the sailing options they provide, sound like “not to miss out on” times for sure.

It even is something that Lynn and I are thinking about for the summer.

Here are links to both of these cruise companies to get all the information you need to plan your day.

Island Queen Cruises

M.V. Chippewa III

Nevertheless, our trip took us downtown to where the “Waterfront Fitness Trail”  crosses the Sequin River close to the harbour area. We were able to park on the street, which allowed Lynn easy access to the trail with only a short walk.

It is at this particular location where the river creates a series of rapids as it empties into the waters of Parry Sound, thus making it for a great spot for photos.

This spring has seen an exceptionally heavy run-off of snowmelt and rain throughout many areas of the province. Even now when posting this, many municipalities have declared “states of emergency” due to the massive floods and resulting damage throughout areas in their respective communities.

Notwithstanding that, here are a few pictures Lynn captured from our short visit.

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Even though the shots were done with slow shutter speeds, there is still a wildness to the volume and velocity of the water moving through the system out into the harbour.

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Sometimes luck shines your way and a train passes overhead when you’re shooting pictures of the rapids. (Parry Sound CPR Trestle Bridge)

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The was taken farther upstream near the hydro-electric dam and generating station.

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After leaving the waterfront, we took a bit of a driving tour through town, finding even a couple of other things that we need to come to and check out in the near future. Lucky us!

I can say spring has certainly sprung in Parry Sound.

For the most part, the snow is gone, including along the “Northshore Rugged Trail”, which hugs the shoreline at the north end of the community. This is great news, as it is one of the trails we want to include on a combined hike starting from the “Fire Tower Lookout” to the “Waterfront Fitness Trail” and the “Northshore Rugged Trail” and return.

We would encourage you, that if you’re starting to mull over your holiday and vacation plans or perhaps even day trips throughout the summer, be sure to put Parry Sound and area on that list. In fact, put it at the top of the list.

You won’t be disappointed, as there are activities that will appeal to everyone in your family. Both the young ones and the ones that are “young at heart” and every age in between.  This Parry Sound Tourism link provides a wealth of information and guidance to make your trip and adventure to this area a memorable one.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see some of you in Parry Sound sooner than later.

 

 

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Bugs, Bugs and Oh Yes – More Bugs (Talisman Resort to Beaver Valley Ski Club) – 2017

How many of you wish that the winter would end and that spring would finally start to make it’s long waited for appearance?

Well, many of you would, but depending on where you call home on the planet, freezing cold temperatures and snow isn’t that of an issue at all.

Nevertheless, this report was from a spring 2017 hike along the west side of the Beaver Valley on the Bruce Trail in Ontario. In fact, was the third section and next section of the Bruce Trail we hiked through here that spring.

So, sit back and grab another coffee and enjoy our trek accompanied by black flies and bugs.

DSC_0873I finally had a long May 24th long weekend off. It has been so long since having a long weekend, that I’m almost speechless. But, I am definitely not complaining one tiny bit.

Not the traditional Saturday, Sunday and Monday, nor was I one of the fortunate ones that could sneak away from work on Friday to make it a REALLY long weekend, but the holiday Monday, followed by Tuesday and Wednesday was going to work for me.

Saying I was happy to have three days off in a row was a bit of an understatement.

This time, Lynn was joining in the fun. As you may have read in a couple of my previous posts, Lynn has had a tough time this spring with a severe sinus thing, plus some back issues.

Today, our adventure continued on the west side of the Beaver Valley along the Bruce Trail. We started at the top of the abandoned Talisman Ski Resort, where I had ended my previous trip. You can check-out that report here Beaver Valley – Part 2.

Parking is provided in a small lot at the top of the old resort located on Grey SideRoad 7A.

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From this point, you head DOWNHILL on Grey SideRoad 7A, until the trail enters the bush at a steep and tight curve.

These pictures make the gravel road look like a gentle walk in the countryside. But, it was very steep. Not, so bad when starting out, more of a slug on the return though.

Did I mention bugs? Oh yes…..the dreaded and always anticipated friend of outdoors in the springtime…black flies. They certainly were a pain, but overall not really biting. I won’t however, need to eat much protein for the next little while.

For those wondering, black flies don’t have a lot of flavour!

One of the really neat things about the Bruce Trail, at least through this area, is its ever-changing landscape. A kilometre or two north of here, the trail follows the base of the escarpment through a sea of rock and boulders.

Today, the trail meandered through a beautiful hardwood forest.

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About a kilometre or so into the forest, I could hear the sound of running water. In fact, even at some distance, it was quite loud. We came across this raging torrent of a stream.

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Unfortunately, neither the pictures or the video really capture the steepness of the river nor the velocity of the water moving through it. It was loud and fast!

The trail continued to wander through the forest, including an exceedingly long and bug filled uphill portion that took us up to the top of the escarpment; out of the bush and a slight breeze….no bugs.

Trees budding nicely.

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This eventually brought us out to the Beaver Valley Ski Club.

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When the trail entered the ski resort, Lynn started to head downslope towards the lift towers. She suggested, climbing up one would give a great location to shoot pictures of the resort and across the Beaver Valley.

Surprisingly, I thought about it for a minute or so.

That didn’t happen!

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How great would this be to open your back door and be right on the ski hill?

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The only way to make this sign better, would have been a Canadian flag on it and having the sign say something like, “brought to you by Tim Horton’s coffee.”

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We made the ski resort our turn around point.

The trail continues to the south down one of the ski slopes. Lynn at this point didn’t have a lot of enthusiasm for going down the hill and having to walk back up it again.

We returned back the same way we came.

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Lynn managed to find this little stream area to stop and snap a few pics at.

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Seems like every bridge we come across in the bush is in desperate need of repair.

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This is upstream from the earlier pictures of the rapids

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A few more pictures of interesting things Lynn managed to find.

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Despite the black flies, it was a great day out. The round trip totalled about 8 kilometres which I thought was pretty good for Lynn given the challenges she has had this spring.

We didn’t go very fast and spent considerable time around the streams and faster moving water shooting pictures.

Take the opportunity and head over toward the Beaver Valley and Grey County for a hiking adventure. Give a click here to head over to Grey County Tourism and check out the wealth of info on trails and other activities in the area.

Thanks for reading!

Balm Beach Ontario – Dusk

It seems at first glance, the first seven or so weeks of 2019, haven’t been the most productive or interesting in terms of our usual outdoor adventures. However, having said that, we have managed to collect ourselves a couple of times….

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…..and get out to soak up and allow nature to permeate into every exposed pore on our bodies. At least those that are exposed during the wintertime.

Lately, it seems that we’ve woken up on days off to exceedingly miserable weather that you either had to shovel through or wear so many layers of clothing to handle -35 degree Celsius temperatures that you wouldn’t be able to move at all, let alone walk and hike along a trail out in the wilderness someplace.

Unfortunately, much of our limited time getting out has been due to the cancer battle our little dog Katie has been waging. As it appears she is getting closer to losing the war, she has had a few bad goes of it, due mostly to recurring urinary tract infections.

As such, when we get out we mostly do things from the car with her bundled up in the back seat.

On Sunday afternoon over the Family Day long weekend here in Ontario, we managed to get out late in the afternoon and head to Balm Beach about 15 minutes from us located on the shores of Georgian Bay.

A few pictures Lynn took, just as the sun was starting to say good-bye and slip beyond the horizon for another day.

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Way, way off in the distance in the middle of the next picture is the ski resort of Blue Mountain. We’ve Blue Mountain and Blue Mountain Village on several occasions over the past year.

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Up and Down – Trails at Blue Mountain Ski Resort

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A few shots using a glass sphere to create refraction photography images.

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Getting closer to saying “see you tomorrow” morning.

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Not our usual adventure, but nevertheless it was getting outside and enjoying soon “milder or more moderate” temperatures for a change. The reality is, that getting out was more of a distraction from the struggle Katie is going through.

Although she has good days and not so good days, we work diligently at keeping our days as normal for us and as normal for Katie as we can. Normal has always been including her in as many adventures as possible for her to partake in.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures from a short slice of our area of the country.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving and Parry Sound

I’m not sure why Lynn and I seem to have a love affair with Parry Sound. Not that I’m complaining or anything, but Parry Sound these days is one of our go-to spots for a day out.

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With fall colours in full swing in the Parry Sound area, we decided last Wednesday to make the relatively short trek up the highway to check the colour explosion out.

Although the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend is traditionally Saturday, Sunday and Monday, I had till Wednesday off work, so my “Thanksgiving long weekend” was a little longer than the norm. I’m okay with that!

As I’ve mentioned before, our leaf-peeping fall colour outings this year, have been met most times with less than perfect conditions weather-wise.

Not this time though. Wednesday was one of those days normally found in the middle of summer. Sunny skies and temperatures pushing 25 degrees Celcius.

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25 degrees C last Wednesday. This morning 6 degrees C. It’s Canada. If you want the weather to change….wait 15 minutes!

Lynn was still road testing a couple of camera lenses, so Parry Sound seemed like the perfect place to give them another road test.

A few pictures from the day.

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This is the Canadian Pacific Railway(CPR) trestle that crosses the valley of the Sequin river through Parry Sound. It is 1,695 feet (517 m) long and 105 feet (32 m) high and is the longest rail trestle east of the Rocky Mountains.

Today it carries westbound rail traffic for both the CPR and the CNR(Canadian National Railway). A pretty impressive sight and very busy to say the least.

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Although very difficult to see with a wide-angle lens on, but while hiking along I spotted a deer(a juvenile – born this spring) across the rail tracks. I then spotted the Mom and another fawn. So, twins.

But, wait for it.

There was but another sibling. Triplets.

A doe having a set of twins is quite normal in a deer population. Triplets occur between 15 to 20 percent of the time. One important point is that triplets are one of the signs of a very healthy deer population in a given area.

The Mom and the off-spring were certainly healthy-looking. Well portioned, not skinny at all, no missing patches of fur. A great surprise to find. They just stood across the rail tracks and watched us for a bit. Once they figured we just wanted to look at them and weren’t a threat, Mom casually kept moving them along, munching merrily on the grass and twigs as they went.

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We stopped and picked up a couple of deli-sandwiches from the local Sobeys supermarket for lunch, devouring them down at the grounds of the Stockey Centre for The Performing Arts on the waterfront.

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One last shot from the car window on the way back home.

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Another great afternoon spent in Parry Sound. I’m sure if we visit any more, well soon have to start paying taxes.

Parry Sound and area is a great spot to visit. Whether it be for a stay of several days or just a day trip you’ll find a ton of things to keep you occupied and entertained.

Check out all that is available at Parry Sound Tourism.

Kind of thinking that for the most part, the fall brilliant red and orange sugar maple colours are behind us now.

But, the yellows of the aspen, birch and tamaracks are starting to reach their full potential. Yea!

Perhaps stay tuned for more pictures and adventures yet to come!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

Parry Sound – September Sunset

Sunsets – there is something almost ethereal about sunsets. Outside surrounded by the golden, pinkish glow as the sun slowly drops beyond the horizon has a tranquil, while at the same time a majestic reality that requires nothing from us. Being present; to allow ourselves to be rid of our concerns and issues of the day; to be in the moment allowing the glow and warmth of the sky to envelop us; to soothe us; to refresh us; to heal us.

If you haven’t figured it out yet from reading and viewing some of our past blog posts, both Lynn and I really enjoy and revel in capturing sunsets.

A couple of weeks ago, Lynn and I were in Parry Sound during the day and I remarked to her that I thought along the waterfront could have the potential for great sunsets.

In addition, the waterfront in Parry Sound offers up a ton of other great opportunities as well including The Rotary and Algonquin Regiment Waterfront Fitness Trail(“The Fitness Trail”) restaurants, a fantastic marina, The Stockey Centre and Waubuno Beach. Waubuno Beach is a “Blue Flag Certified Beach.” Blue Flag is a highly respected and recognized international eco-label. They are awarded to beaches and marinas that meet strict criteria for water quality, environmental education, environmental management, and safety and services. Blue Flags are flying at 27 beaches in Canada.

Having had rain and overcast skies for a couple of Saturday’s in a row, kind of put the brakes on making the trip north. As such, both of us were more than eager to head on up on a Saturday night to just see how good the sunsets might be.

Saturday, September 8 turned out to be perfect. The weather forecast predicted a clear sky and a sunset of around 7:45pm. After getting home from work around 5:30pm, we put Katie in the car, grabbed a couple of bottles of water and dog kibble for the pooch and off we headed north on Highway 400 for the 1-hour drive north to Parry Sound.

Arriving in there around 7:00pm, we headed to Waubuno Beach just as the sun was starting to set.

We hiked on over to the north end of the beach area near where some playground equipment is located. There is a small wooden bridge connected to a rocky outcropping that projects out into the water providing the perfect spot for the evening.

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Some pictures from our evening.

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A short video clip of our time along the waterfront.

After the sun dipped below the horizon and Lynn capturing a final few shots of the golden hew of the horizon, we packed Katie back in the car and headed off for a bite to eat before heading home.

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In a nutshell, what a fantastic evening. Waubuno Beach was the perfect spot to capture what we had set out to do. Parry Sound is so close for us. An hour in the car from our driveway put is in the parking lot at the waterfront. Honestly, it doesn’t get any better than that for an easy evening out.

Parry Sound is a great spot to check out. Whether it be for sunsets, recreational activities or perhaps a vacation, you’ll have plenty of superior choices.

Here’s a couple of links that might be worth giving a click on.

Tourism Parry Sound

Town of Parry Sound

Explorers’ Edge

Thanks for reading!