Monday, November 28, 2016

"Beautiful Sunday"

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.

I hope everyone has a good week!
Take care.
Robin

14 comments:

  1. What a glorious walk! It's wonderful you're now living in a spot that offers so much for you both in terms of nature. Love the shots of the rusting farm equipment, of course, and the Observation Point. Beautiful location. BTW, you really do have no snow at all! We still have plenty of snowbanks, though it's gone from our back space. I so want to move. LOL.

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    1. Hi Kim, we feel so blessed to live in a community like ours. I wish we had moved here years ago!
      We noticed as we were in Belleville how much more snow they have. Obviously the further east you go the more snow. My Mum said in Bomanville they hadn't received much at all.
      Hope everything goes well tomorrow. We will be thinking of you.

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  2. Oh what beautiful pictures. That bark is cool, kind of twists itself up. I agree, you see so much more of your surroundings when you walk.

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    1. Hi Karen, I thought of you as Chuck and I were walking. The distance we walked is what you walk everyday!
      You do see so much more when you are walking and as like you we meet such nice people too.
      Have a good day!

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  3. you live in such a glorious area! I LOVE your photos!

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    1. Hi Caren, thanks for your kind words. We are loving living here!

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  4. What an awesome walk you had and the photos are superb! The swans are so elegant.

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    1. It doesn't take much to make me happy. If I can be in nature and share it with someone else who loves it I am content.

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  5. That sure looks like a really nice walk. So sad when farm equipment gets abandoned. Guess it just wears out. Looks like some old things that I used to have. What fun to see all those swans. You all have a great evening.

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    1. Hi Marg, I guess the farm equipment just became obsolete. And the farmers couldn't bear to get rid of it. It does look nice in the field but I am sure a collector would love it.
      Take care.

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    1. Hi John, thanks for stopping by. I have a thing for barns too. This one as you can see is so beautifully kept. I would love to have a nose around it! Goes back to my childhood when I loved playing in my grandfathers barns.

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  7. That tree has seen some life. I love the way it has twisted in the wind

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    1. Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by. It is a gorgeous tree! If was so large too.
      Have a good day!

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