Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Point Farms, August 17-19 2012
WE HAVE COMPANY FOR THE WEEK-END!!!
Drew is joining us for our week-end away. We arrived
and set up camp before heading up to Pine River Cheese
to get our supply of cheese for the next while. We picked
up a few new flavors and Drew found some honey mustard
& onion pretzel pieces he wanted to try. They were yummy
so we stopped and got some more on our way by on Saturday.
We did a bit of a tour of the area before heading back to
have supper. In the evening we went down to the beach to
enjoy the sunset and then back to our site to spend the rest
of the night in front of a great campfire before heading off
to sleep for our busy day tomorrow.
Friday's sunset from up on the ridge by our campsite.
Sandcastles and the Surf on Friday evening.
A Happy Face in the evening clouds.
The suns reflection at the shoreline.
Evening sunset from beach level.
Saturday we headed into Goderich in the morning to get
DONUTS at the bakery. We have waited along time to
get our fix. This is the first time since the tornado went
through last August that we have been able to enjoy
these delicious ooey gooey melt in your mouth treats.:o}
We visited the market and then headed to Inverhuron to
spend time with Duncan's brother Rod who was staying
at a cottage there. We had a great afternoon exploring the
area. We all headed back to Point Farms for dinner
together and enjoyed our time at the campfire. Rod
headed back to his cottage around 11 and we tucked
ourselves in bed after a busy day.
FAMILY TIME IN INVERHURON
The water crashing on the rock ridge at the edge of the lake.
Rod & Duncan discussing just where the cottage may have been
that they stayed in as children. Drew is listening with interest.
This is a Lodge along the shore of the lake. The colors are eye catching.
Lots of greenery to enjoy as we walked the roads and beach
A spider in its web at Rod's cottage.
Memories of Childhood: I just had to take this photo of their
sign as it has Galt on it and it is now called Cambridge.
Evening sunset from up on the ridge by our campsite.
Sunday was a relaxing morning for all of us. We enjoyed a
great brunch and did a bit of packing before I headed off
to see what photo ops were waiting for me. Well, I scored
a big one!!! While taking a few shots of the flowers I spotted
a large bug that was flying like a hummingbird. I had never
seen anything like it before so I started to snap pics at
random as it was always hovering or on the move. It stayed
for a few minutes and then it was off to where I could not
follow. My search on the internet at home was successful
and I identified it as a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. From the
info I learned they are not that common. After packing up
Arista we headed to the beach to enjoy a long walk. The
water was nice for walk in and we enjoyed our time at
the beach taking in the sights and sounds at the
shoreline. We stopped for an ice cream before our trip
home. Thanks goes out to Drew for making this a special
week-end. You are welcome to join us anytime.
MY EXCITING FIND OF THE WEEK-END
Hummingbird Hawk Moth from a side angle.
Hummingbird Hawk Moth from the front.
SUNDAY MORNING NATURE TIME
Duncan & Drew taking a leisurely stroll on the beach.
The view from Duncan's perspective. I'm taking the picture and
Drew's walking on the beach with the lake in the background.