Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Port Burwell, August 10-12 2012

We had our first week-end with cooler weather
& wet conditions in a long time.
At the family reunion my cousins wife told me
that a photo of mine was in the Long Point Park
guide so we had to take a short drive to Long
Point to get a copy of it. While we were in the
area we drove through Port Rowen and were
able to get a few pictures from there. On the
way back to Port Burwell we stopped at a few
vacant houses and captured some shots of them.
Old homes always make for great shots in my
With the rain we had been experiencing
that week Lake Erie was very rough and we were
told to be careful of undertows. Neither of us were
anxious to get in the water on Saturday so we
headed to Port Stanley to check out the sights.
It is a great little town with lots of shops, a great
beach, a tourist train you can take a ride on and
lots of great spots to view the lake from. It rained
a bit off and on but nothing to stop us from our
exploring. When we arrived back in Port Burwell
the legion was having a BBQ chicken dinner so we
headed there for supper. It was yummy! We were
both so full that we just relaxed for the evening.
Sunday the sun came out and the temperature
warmed up nicely. I went for a hike on a trail while
Duncan hung out at the cottage. We headed to the
beach but decided the water was still to rough
for our liking so we had a nap instead. This was
a very relaxing week-end and we both seemed
to need that. I have to admit that I missed the
time we usually spend in the water at this beach.
We will be back there in a few weeks so we are
hoping for warmer and dryer weather.
P.S. People with barking dogs need to teach
them to be quiet or leave them at home......

My first published photo

This is the 3rd page of the 2012 Long Point Park guide.

Original photo taken August 26, 2011

Adventures from the week-end.

This shack down by the lake in Port Rowen was just begging to
have its picture taken. I love the color!!!

I spy with my big eyes..............
This fella is looking out towards Lake Erie on someone's front yard.
What a great woodworking idea! Sure brought a smile to our faces
when we saw him.

The docking area in Port Rowan. I thought the variety of colors
made for a great photo

This old brick house is slowly falling into disrepair. It is next door
to the wooden house below. What a shame to see it falling apart &
empty when it could be a great home for someone to enjoy.

The wooden trim work on this house is amazing. The original
narrow double front doors are still there.

This old house must have been quite the place in its prime.
Sad to see it so dilapidated.

The bay window at the side of the house with its colors still showing
a bit.

Looking across the harbour to the main street in Port Stanley.

Some of the cars that are used on the tourist train in Port Stanley.

Looking out over the rough waters of Lake Erie from the top of
Hawk Cliff just outside of Port Stanley.

A view of the cliff looking back from a jut at the top.


Mycena leaiana

Angels Wings: edible

Oyster Mushroom: edible

Slime Mold: Fuligo Septisa

This is a White Pale Beauty that spent hours on this branch
without moving. Must have been napping!

This Tussock Moth caterpillar is checking out the tiny
mushrooms on the bark of the tree.

Common Buckeye Butterfly resting on the beach.

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