Saturday we drove into Algonquin park to take in some of the sights of this beautiful park. Unfortunately we didn't see any moose and Brittany didn't get to see a beaver. We had a late lunch and stopped at Ragged Falls for a while. We arrived back at camp to a yummy beef, potato and carrot supper that had been cooking in the crock pot while we were away but none of us were hungry. We went down to the lake for sunset and then enjoyed the rest of the evening at the fire. It was nice sitting at the fire and having our supper.
Sunday we went to the Mayflower lake and then hiked to Stubbs Falls to enjoy the sights and sound. Duncan always love sitting there and just listening to the water roaring over the rocks. We then headed into Huntsville for a waffle ice cream cone from the Kawartha Company. It was so good and the small cone was two large scoops. We headed back to camp and the kids enjoyed feeding the chipmunks sunflower seeds. They were like little vacuums filling there cheeks and running off to hide them. The three that were visiting were all given names. The first was woundy 1, then woundy 2 came along and then lumpy butt. The first two had sores on there faces and the third one had a lump above its tail. They were great entertainment. When the red squirrel came by he would go and hide the nuts and then the blue jay would take them from his hiding spots. It was quite funny at times to watch the antics between them all. We spent the evening relaxing by the fire and keeping an eye on the three toads that joined us for the evening.
Sunday we had breakfast and spent a bit of time relaxing before packing up and heading out for the trip home. We stopped at Webers Hamburger's for a late lunch. The traffic was very slow at times so it was a 6 hr drive home. Once we we able to get off hwy 400 we were able to pick up speed and make much better time. It was nice spending the week-end with the kids. Thanks for sharing the week-end with us.
Memories From Arrowhead
Can you spot the Yellow Bellied Sapsucker?
Juvenile Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
This is woundy one Chipmunk
Reflections on Arrowhead Lake
Red Squirrel enjoying a peanut. Photo taken by Drew
Juvenile Hermit Thrush
Drew feeding lumpy butt
A molting Blue Jay
Ian feeding lumpy butt
Evening reflections on Arrowhead Lake
Sunset at the lake
Can you see the face in the fire?
Reflections on the river
This is a violet coloured Blewit Mushroom (edible)
View from the rocks beside Stubbs Falls
The spider that sat beside Brittany and scared her
Memories Of Our Algonquin Trip
Looking down from the visitor centre
The leaves are changing colour already
Blue Heron in a pond
Hiking The Ragged Falls Trail
A hiking we will go.......
Brown-spored mushroom (scaly pholiota)
Tree roots hugging a boulder
Light spored mushroom
Two Inukshuk at the top of Ragged Falls
Looking down at the Ragged Falls