Water, Water Everywhere – January 5, 2023

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So far 2023 has been very wet. Lots of rain and mild temperatures. I know lots of people prefer this to colder temperatures and snow but I am not one of them. Give me a day with big fluffy snow flakes and brisk temperatures in January. Come March I will start to look forward to the weather we have now but give me some winter first.

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Final Trip to the Cottage

….one more trip to finally close up for the season

We got an early start to the day. It was a cloudy day with a touch of rain but the colours were spectacular.

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View from the car window
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On the ferry
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Last walk to the beach
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A windy and blustery farewell

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Water, Water Everywhere….Sept. 25, 2022

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The water on Big Sand Bay up at Christian Island is even more spectacular at sunset when the sinking sun is reflected off the water.

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Water, Water Everywhere – Georgian Bay

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I’ve just returned from a five day stay at the cottage on Georgian Bay. As some of you may know my cottage is on an island and to get there you have to take a ferry. So I am literally surrounded by water when we go there. The cottage is on the north shore so it looks like we’re on the sea. This past week the lake was calm and great for swimming and paddle boarding.

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Water, Water Everywhere – Streams and Waterfalls in Hamilton South

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On Monday, Andrea and I drove to Hamilton to drop off some equipment in a lovely residence in the southern part of Hamilton. It was suggested that we should check out Albion Falls. I was pretty sure I had been there before but it would have been in the winter. When we got there I recognized it immediately but this time we weren’t slipping on ice.

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Part of the Escarpment Trail
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Standing on the Arbour Bridge
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Albion Falls, ON

Water, Water Everywhere – The Thames

unfortunately it was a pretty dull day when we crossed over the Thames to the Tate Modern

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Water, Water Everywhere….The Loire River, France

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The longest river in France is the Loire. It is 634 miles (1,020 kilometers) long. The Loire Valley is a popular tourist area known for its châteaus (French for “castles”). The scenic valley is sometimes called the Garden of France.

The Loire River begins about 4,500 feet (1,370 meters) above sea level in the Cévennes mountain range of southern France. It is fed by melting snow from mountain peaks. The Loire flows north through central France before swinging in a great curve past the city of Orléans and turning westward. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Nantes.” Sourced from kids.britannica.com

We saw the Loire in Tours and then again on our castle visits in Amboise and Blois.

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In Tours, France

On our visit to the Royal Chateau Amboise, we saw the river from the top of the castle, overlooking the Loire Valley.

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View from the top of the castle

On our last castle tour in Blois we saw the Loire River again from the lookout on the castle grounds and then again at street level.

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Water, Water Everywhere – #119 – What a Difference a Week Can Make

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Last week, the rain cleared away the last bits of snow, the sun warmed up the air and the ground and I even sat on a log by the beach and enjoyed watching the ducks on the lake and the Great Blue Heron on the pond.

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…..and then the temperature dropped and we woke up to this on Sunday morning.

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It’s still icy cold and this morning more snow fell after I dropped my daughter and her family off at the airport. When they arrived in Moncton, N.B. they were greeted with hail. Ahhhh, winter in Canada. Luckily, we know that spring is just around the corner but we can’t put the boots away just yet.

Water, Water Everywhere – March 7, 2022

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As the temperatures rise, the ice on the pond is melting to reveal water below. After today’s rain and yesterday’s balmy temperatures most of this ice will have melted.

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Water, Water Everywhere – February 16, 2022

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When the sun shines and the winds are minimal I love to walk along the shores of this Great Lake. Even when the temperatures are sitting at -10 degrees celsius the walk is very mediative. The lake rarely freezes because it is so deep but on a day like this when the water is perfectly still it is so clear that you can see the bottom close to the shore.

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