Wednesday, November 02, 2011

MORNING WALK ON THE GODERICH PIER

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HEAVY INBOUND LAKE HURON WAVES  (NIKON D40 AT 70mm)

Nice enough this morning to walk the forest trail without a coat.  So fortunate to have these bonus weather days.  I just hope it holds for another week and a half.  Needed a few groceries so threw the cameras in the Jeep and headed for Goderich.  Took a drive down around the harbour and noticed a couple large lake freighters in Port.  One loading salt and the other loading grains.  Took myself for a windy walk out on the pier resulting in me getting a little damp from heavy waves breaking along the pier and throwing spray into the air.

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TAKING ON A LOAD OF SALT  (NIKON D90 AT 18mm)

Kelly's Son Jason's wife Kim gave birth to an 8+ pound baby boy named Reeve early this morning.  Great timing with most of the family being together in Cambridge right now.

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TAKING ON A LOAD OF GRAINS  (NIKON D90 AT 18mm)

A commenter wondered who took the 'doghouse' photo in Tuesday night's blog.  After setting the camera on a wooden box and activating the self timer I had to really scramble to get myself stuffed into that doghouse in time.  Reason I'm hanging out so far is simply because I could not get myself stuffed in too far:))

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(NIKON D40 AT 300mm)

Talked to a long time friend a couple day's ago who said this was likely their last year heading South for the winter.  Health insurance costs and ongoing health problems for both him and his wife are bringing an end to an era.  We all face the end of our travels some day and I am always saddened to hear of people being forced to face that dark day. 

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CHOPPY WATERS TODAY  (NIKON D40 AT 90mm)

Pheebs and I did a second forest walk with temps in the mid 60’s and a warmth in the afternoon breeze.  Still a few yellow and gold Autumn colours overhead casting a golden glow onto the forest floor.  Pheebs and I made quite a rustle as we shuffled along through gathering piles of Maple, Poplar, Birch and Beechnut leaves.  Well, I was the one doing the shuffling and Pheebs was the one flying around like a rocket ship on steroids.

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(NIKON D40 AT 300mm)

GROANER'S CORNER:((  "So, your mother says your prayers for you each night? Very commendable. What does she say?"  The little boy replied, "Thank Heaven he's in bed!"

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12 comments:

  1. Wonderful images today! You are teaching me to see more.

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  2. We all know this RV lifestyle cannot last forever...When that happens, I chose to think of it as closing one chapter in life..and starting yet another...Either downsizing to a much smaller RV..or moteling it...I still hope for us to be able to travel...different forks in the road to choose from. Love the photo of those heavy waves..if only they could talk, eh..??

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  3. Thanks for sharing some more great photos, Al. Sorry to hear about your friends decision to hang up the keys after this year. It's bound to happen to all of us. No guarantees that we'll have time to work out all of our plans...so we just have to make the most of the time we have. Time is the one thing that we have in common with everyone else...and how we choose to spend our time is what makes each of our lives interesting and different. Enjoy the countdown...and you'll be hitting the road South before you know it!

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  4. LOVE today's photos, as usual.

    The photo of DA PHEEBS yesterday, what is on her eyes? Looks like drops or something. Is she okay?

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  5. great pics today and congrats on the new family addition..good size boy:)...I'm sure you 'normally' don't have to scramble to stuff yourself in that doghouse..lol you can probably get yourself 'in there' without even realizing it...take care love your blogs..

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  6. Thank heavens for bedtime!..now that is funny!!..great shots today..looks a bit stormy in Goderich!!

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  7. Tell Kelly congratulations on her new grandson. That's a BIG baby!

    Those waves are choppy for sure. Can see why you got a bit damp. But you got some good photos!

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  8. Awesome pictures, Al (as usual!)
    Thanks! That seagull must be Jonathan Livingston Seagull!

    Save travels!
    donna

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  9. Wow you got your own little ocean up there. Congrats on the "new" family member!

    As for your retiring friends... make the best of this last year with them. Cheers! ~M

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