We tried a new route to get to Goderich. It is a nicer drive through the country and we avoid having to drive through Stratford and all that traffic. When we arrived on Friday the weather was gorgeous. We set up camp and headed into Goderich to place our donut order for Saturday. It had been much too long since we had enjoyed this treat. We received a number of photos of them from John over the winter as he teased us with the ones they had picked up to enjoy. We did our usual tour in town before heading back to camp. I went for a 1 hour hike while Duncan prepared supper for us. Oh how I love to just sit at a campfire sipping a hot chocolate and enjoying the sights and sounds of the burning wood. There is nothing more relaxing than an evening in the woods with the flicker of a fire. Just after we headed to bed the thunder storm started. I must say mother nature timed that one quite well.
Saturday morning I went for another hike as it was going to rain later in the day and I wanted to check out what nature had to offer in the park before it got to wet to enjoy. We had a quick bite for breakfast before going to market in town and stopping at the bakery. Nothing like a delicious donut for your breakfast dessert....lol After spending some time in Goderich we headed to Pine River Cheese to stock up on some of our favourite cheeses before heading back to camp. The rain had started so we spent the rest of the day being lazy at camp.
Sunday was going to be a short stay as we had to get home to attend a memorial gathering in Burlington for Duncans Aunt Shirley who had passed away on May 11th. On May the 12th, Ians birthday, Duncans Grandpa Johnnie passed at age 95. Then on May 13th his Aunt Marie passed away. They say things come in threes and they sure did as it was three days in a row. What a party they all must be having. We had breakfast, packed up and were heading home by 10:30. It rained most of the way home so I am sure we didn't miss to much by have to cut our weekend short. Looking forward to our next trip to Point Farms.
Welcome road into Point Farms
Large bracket fungus
A pair of eastern kingbirds at the waters edge
Seeds of life for a dandelion
This raccoon looks like it is eating a Culberts donut
Red-eyed vireo in the evening light
Lots of apple blossoms throughout the park
Great view from the tree tops
Lake view from the cliff tops
Female red start posing nicely
Lots of giant ant hills along the roadsides at the park
Placed my lens cover on it to show the size
Count my rings and find my age
Flowers are blooming everywhere
Common wren, a first for me
Side view shows off the feather pattern
Building their nest in a rotting gate post
Blue heron ready for a landing
The smell of the lilacs was amazing