We had a great time and many pictures were taken. Upon arriving we noticed a huge paper wasps nest in a tree so we planned to head back after setting up. After getting a few pictures of that we went down to the beach so we could enjoy some time at the water as it was sunny and warm. We watched the cormorants at the marsh area for a while and then headed back to our site to get supper ready and enjoy an evening fire. We had a visitor come but we quickly discouraged it as we were not up to entertaining a raccoon for the night. I did something to my neck of Thursday while at home raking so I was not up to doing anything that I didn't have to do. It was going to be a well medicated week-end for me.
Saturday we headed to Point Pelee for the afternoon. We went down to the Point first and took in the sites of the monarch's and other butterflies migrating south. We were surprised at how far out the point went on this trip. It was obvious just how low Lake Erie was. We then headed to the Marsh Boardwalk and spent a couple of hours there. Half way through our walk we came upon a blue heron doing some fishing so we spent the better part of an hour just watching it. I was in awe of just how they travel through the water and get there food. What a great picture opportunity it turned out to be. It was getting close to supper time so we headed back to camp for a dinner of soup and sandwiches and another evening by the fire. I struggled to stay awake and headed to bed early for what I was hoping would be a good night sleep.
Sunday we spent the morning just relaxing as my neck was still quite sore and Duncan's knee had swelled up from all our walking on Saturday. What a great pair we were!! We enjoyed a delicious late breakfast of eggs, ham, fried potato's and toast. We packed up by 1:30 and headed over to the marsh area at Wheatley to see if there were any of the Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Canada Geese or Painted Turtles hanging around so I could get some pictures. Again I was not disappointed. I spent a few hours on the bridge boardwalk enjoying there presence. Duncan was with me for part of the time and then he went and had a nap before we got on the road for our three hour drive home. It was nice to have such a sunny warm week-end at Wheatley as it is usually cooler and wet when we head that way to take in the sights of the spring and fall migrations.
|Black squirrel enjoying an acorn
|Paper wasp nest
|Wasp exiting the nest
|Blue dragonfly on the boardwalk
|Canada geese floating on the marsh
|Look out, run, he's mad as hell!!!
|One of the Great Egrets
|Great Egret up in the trees
|Painter Turtles out sunning themselves all covered in algae
|Cormorant just after surfacing with a leaf on its back
|I caught a fish!!! One of many we watched it catch
|Down the hatch it goes
|Blue Heron taking off
|Coming to have a visit with another heron
|Coming in for a landing
PHOTOS FROM POINT PELEE
|The bees were busy collecting pollen
|The trail heading down to the point
|Duncan standing on the most southern point of Canada
|Water line at the shore of the point
|One of many feathers on the point
|The fall colours are starting to show at the point
|Monarch butterfly resting before the big journey across Lake Erie
|Butterfly resting on my leg
|Turkey Vulture flying overhead
|Butterfly collecting necter on the flowers
|Keeping his eye out for a snack of fish
|Blue Heron in the marsh at Point Pelee
|Beach Jewels! Some little girl lost her head band at the point.
|View from the Tower at the Marsh Boardwalk
|Fall colours are showing there beauty in the marsh grasses.
OUR DRIVE HOME IS STILL AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A FEW PHOTOS
|Lonely old barn in a corn field
|Fall colours from our drive near St. Thomas