After picking up a few groceries this morning, Chuck and I felt like going for a quick jaunt before lunch. We have a few very good antique stores just a ten minute drive away so we thought we would visit them. Along the way we stopped at the Brighton Bridge of the Murray Canal.
The Canal was constructed to link Lake Ontario with The Bay of Quinte. It was completed in 1889 taking 7 years to finish. The Canal is 8 kilometres (5 mi) long.
It was very nice there with a cool breeze blowing. Along the upper right side of the above photo is a walking trail. I wasn't dressed for walking so that will have to wait for another time.
This is the swing bridge. Very skinny! Just enough room for two cars.
We are standing on what use to be a railway swing bridge. It was removed when the railway tracks were taken up. We then continued on to the antique stores. Lots of great things but we didn't come home with anything!
We passed by this marsh located about a 10 minute walk from our house. Rather yucky looking!
This part looked better. I could see a few turtles sitting on the bank.
I love the blur of the Bluejays wing. The squirrels have chewed off the perches on this bird feeder so he was trying to hang on to the lip.
Just a lazy afternoon here with some gardening thrown in. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.