Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Point Farms, Aug.5-7 2016

 This summer is turning into one of the warmest and driest ones we've had since we started our adventures. We had planned for an indoor dinner for Friday as we were suppose to get thunderstorms but once again the rain Gods decided not to produce any wet stuff on our weekend. We have never seen so many people enjoying the beautiful waters at Point Farms as there were on this weekend. The beach may be much narrower than it has been in past years but most available sandy spots were being enjoyed by sunbathers and swimmers alike. We enjoyed a delicious bbq'd dinner and a trip to the nearby pond before settling down by the campfire for the night.
 Saturday we were going to have company for the afternoon so we headed into town for our bakery run and tour of Goderich earlier than usual. We enjoyed a couple of donuts for Mike and Wendy arrived just after 11 on their spyder motorcycle and we spent a few hours visiting before heading to Flippin Eggs for lunch. Mike and I ordered the grilled cheese hamburger and it was to die for!!! The meat was so tender and the grilled cheese it was wrapped in was amazing. I will definitely order this the next time we stop there. After our wonderful late lunch we toured around Goderich and walked out on the pier and enjoyed the sights and view for the end. It gave us a different perspective of the great beachfront that runs along the edge of town. We then travelled back to Point Farms and went to the beach. Mike and Wendy couldn't believe how small the beach has become. It had been a few years since they had been there so it was quite a change. After visiting for a while longer they headed home. Neither Duncan nor I were hungry so we went exploring for a few hours before enjoying the sunset from the cliff. By that time we were feeling a little peckish so we enjoyed a salad and a restful evening by the campfire.
 Sunday I went for a hike before we had brunch. We relaxed at our site until it was time to pack up. We moved the motorhome to the picnic area and drove into town. I have never seen so many cars and people along the beach as there were on this hot and sunny day. We sat and enjoyed the view over the beautiful lake and watched a young girl flying her butterfly kite. It was quite real looking as it flapped in the wind except for its size and colours. On our way back to the park I became very tired and was not feeling the greatest so I went for a nap. Not sure if it had to do with the pie and donuts I enjoyed on the weekend or just the hot weather. A special thanks to Mike and Wendy for making the trip up and the fun times on Saturday.

Beautiful blue waters of Lake Huron

Chickadee at the filling station is maybe looking for water

Busy bee's collecting pollen

Fridays sunset rays through the clouds

Spider webs are everywhere

Chickadee looking for a treat in the webs

Splashing against the rocks

Sunset at the edge of the pond

Muscrat with a bouquet of flowers.....

Blue heron landing at the pond

Evening snack time for the muscrat

Mike and Wendy heading out on their spyder

Three stages of the coneflowers bloom

Saturday sunset over the lake

View of the sunset from the cliff

Juvenile crow keeping an eye on me

Butterfly kite by the waters edge

A butterfly of many colours

Chicory flowers are blooming everywhere

Chickadee all puffed up with a fly on its head

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