Monday, July 16, 2012
Awenda, July13-15 2012
Let me introduce you to our guest for the week-end.
This is Chippy!!!
Welcome to Awenda Park. This is our second trip here and
it gets better each time we go. Our trip up is a great drive
through Hockley Valley. We stopped at the Stanton General
Store for some of the best fudge in the world and a few other
things.Another stop was just outside of Staynor for some
fresh corn, fruit and home made desserts for the week-end.
When we arrived at the park they had no record of our
booking so I had to get our reservation book and show them
our copy. With a little looking on there part they were able to
find it and we were on our way to our site.
While cooking dinner that evening we had a guest arrive
who seemed to be very friendly. It was Chippy and he
seemed to want to get to know us better. With a small
offering of peanuts the week-end friendship began.
We spent lots of time enjoying his company and he enjoying
the nuts we fed him. By Sunday morning he was there as
soon as we appeared outside but was told it was to early
and he would have to wait. He did wait and was back as
soon as we called for him. I am sure he has a good supply
of nuts to last him a while.
Saturday we headed to Penetanguishene and Midland to
check out the sights and see about taking a boat cruise on
Georgian Bay. The only cruise was a 3 1/2 hr dinner cruise
and we opted to pass as we were not planning to be in town
all day. There were hundreds of boats docked in and around
the marina's in both towns. While in Midland we drove to
the very end of Young St. just so we could say we have been at
both ends of it. If you are not aware, Young St. is the longest
street in the world. It runs from Lake Ontario in Toronto
to Georgian Bay in Midland. We had a great campfire in the
evening and headed off to bed shortly before midnight.
Sunday we were a little later getting going as we slept in a bit.
We visited with Chippy in the morning and I walked the
campground a bit to get some pic's. We headed down to the
beach after we left our site and enjoyed a nice hike to beach
#4. The water was so warm and there was lots of sand to
go for a walk out into the water. The rocks in this area were
large and spread out so you didn't need shoes on. We enjoyed
some time sitting out in the water on the rocks before we had
to head back to Arista for the drive home.
I had suggested to Duncan earlier in the day that he could
leave me and the motor home here and come back to get me
later in the week. I really was enjoying the w/e and didn't
want it to end.
P.S. I was able to get a few videos of Chippy and when I
figure out how to post them I will.
Photos of a great week-end away :o}
The red of the sunset on a log and a tree trunk on our
walk to the beach Friday evening.
Sunset through the trees near the beach.
Sunset on Georgian Bay at beach #1.
This is nature at its best. Fungus, leaves and wood.
This fungus was weeping in the heat of the day.
Fungus along the main road to our campsite.
Morning sun breaking through the trees.
The round morning sun shining on a tree
trunk with the reflection of leaves from
Chippy our campsite friend for the week-end. If the
shells were broken open a bit he would just take the
nuts out and leave the shells behind. This way he
could take more in one trip.
His mouth is so full but still he gets more to take with
him to stash for later.
Duncan tried putting one between his toes to see if
Chippy would find it and and he did.
I had to try the toe trick. He tickled my feet when he
took them. You had to put them between your toes
while he was away or he would steal it out of your hand.
Chippy climbed right up on my lap to help himself to
some peanuts. He would eat some sitting there and
take others to his hiding spots.
This is the entrance to the house in the ground where
most of the peanuts were stashed.
This is the log he was hiding some of his peanuts in.
This seagull was hoping to join us for lunch on the
dock in Midland on Saturday afternoon. It was so
hot even he was panting.
Walking through the woods on the way to beach #4.
Sitting on a rock enjoying the view. The water here was
like bath water.
Relaxing in the warm waters of Georgian Bay at Awenda.