With nothing pressing to do yesterday (and Chuck's knees were feeling good!) we decided to head out for a long walk. There are so many great places to walk in Brighton. We have been wanting to walk down to Presqu'ile Bay (sometimes called Brighton Bay) since we moved here so Sunday was the day. First up though I wanted to go back down a street we had walked down on Saturday. A squirrel was perched in this hole in the tree on Saturday but of course I forgot my camera. He wasn't there on Sunday. Oh well!
We had to walk down this very long, straight street to get to the Bay. Along the way is an old farm. Driving by I hadn't noticed all the old farm equipment but walking you see so much more.
It looked in pretty decent shape.
I love the old wagon.
There is a street in Brighton named after the family.
The barn is in beautiful shape. You know what I wanted to do!
A little farther down the street we came upon Butler Creek. This creek meanders all through Brighton. We have so many trails and we found another one but we will explore it another day.
Very large cedar trees.
The bark is so interesting.
We found the Observation Point we were looking for and it was gorgeous. And we had it all to ourselves! It was so pretty I could have stayed all morning.
I was so surprised to see so many swans.
As I was standing and taking the photos I could hear some snuffling in the cattails at my feet. There was a small path down the bank into the cattails so somebody was down there!
The swans did come over and check us quickly out. There are houses around part of the Observation Point so maybe people feed the swans. I didn't bring anything with us so the swans swam off.
We stayed about a half hour and then headed home in a round about way. Our stomachs were growling so we knew it must be lunchtime. We ended up being gone a couple hours and walking 9.5 kms or around 6 miles. A great walk which we will do again.