JUST ANOTHER SUPER FINE DAY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Delightfully much cooler this morning so Pheebs & I weren't long in getting ourselves out to enjoy the great refreshing air. Traveling a back road west of Dungannon Ontario I was surprised to see 2 tall cranes reaching high into the sky. A short distance away were a bunch of construction trailers & the whole rural area was a bee hive of activity. Trucks coming & going, machines moving about & stockpiles of equipment. Then I spotted the reason for all the hub-bub. Wind Turbines. I soon began seeing turbine sites in the early stages of construction dotting farmer's fields as we drove along the country road. Our beautiful scenic pastoral rural farm lands are fast a-changing along Ontario's west coast Lake Huron shoreline.
SOON THESE GIANT MOBILE LIFTING CRANES WILL BE MOVED ONTO WIND TURBINE SITES TO DO THE HEAVY LIFTING ASSEMBLY…THIS OLD GRAVEL PIT IS THE STAGING AREA FOR THE K2 WIND PROJECT
MACHINES PREPPING A FUTURE WIND TURBINE SITE & SOME SITES ALREADY HAVE WINDMILL PARTS READY TO BE LIFTED & ASSEMBLED INTO PLACE
FROM THIS DISTANCE I COULD HERE THE FAINT ‘SWISHING’ OF THE BLADES FROM THAT TURBINE AT THE LEFT
A reader in our Shout Box asked, "Why is the Bayfield Bunch not RVing in Canada during the summer months"? Well no doubt a good question & one that I ask myself occasionally. It's not for a lack of desire to go somewhere I can assure you. If we had the many free & remote BLM areas here like in the South-West you can bet we would be out boondocking. Staying in RV Parks is not for us & especially not in the hot summer season when Parks will be packed with people. Of course that limits our travel options. Would be nice if we could travel out to Canada's East coast but we have to be practical about that. We've talked about it several times but the fuel costs would quickly cut into our Winter plans for the South-West. And not wanting to stay in RV Parks we are always at odds to find acceptable boondocking sites along the way. If & when the time comes we can’t go South anymore we’ll maybe re-focus our ideas on Canadian travels. Maybe winters in southern British Columbia. Hmmmmm.
Also in keeping with the question………We headed up to the Bruce Peninsula a month ago with the express purpose of checking out some real estate properties. Had been hoping to maybe find a small quiet inexpensive get-away to use for boondocking in the summer months but of course most prices were beyond us & the one's that weren't were inaccessible rock, swamp & heavy bush. However we haven't given up on our Bruce Peninsula boondocking property idea & we are still keeping an eye on real estate prices in that area. The other problem we have is simply that we sometimes just get to darn comfortable here at home & especially in the hotter humid weather......………….
PHEEBS CHECKS OUT THE PASSING SCENERY…CAN YOU SEE HER SNOUT IN THE MIRROR:))
I'm still making my way through my latest book which I probably started a couple months ago. "UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities" by John Alexander is a tough slog for me because it is very detailed & kinda complicated with a lot of cross referenced facts & that is very hard for my short term memory to keep up with. I'm 75% through it though & determined to reach the end. I read 5 or 6 pages on my Kindle every night just before falling asleep. This factual & intriguing book simply verifies in so many detailed ways that yes there are Unidentified Flying Objects in our skies alright. No doubt about that whatsoever. Where they come from & why they are here is a mystery. It's too bad the whole UFO phenomena has been treated with such ridicule, ignorance & unnecessary secrecy for so long. Needs to be out in the open & treated with the seriousness warranted it. It's too bad politics once again ends up standing in the way of intelligent thought.
ONE OF PHEEBS FAVORITE STOPS IS THIS ANIMAL SANCTUARY JUST SOUTH-WEST OF DUNGANNON ONTARIO
THEY ARE ALL WATCHING THE PHEEBS
I thought Nan from TRIPPIN WITH THE TALLEYS had a great post today. I'm guessing she as well as I & many other RV Bloggers received the same email from RVSHARE saying, 'We are looking for experienced RV'ers to write a blog post about why everyone should go on an RV vacation at least once in their lifetime. Nan not only answers that question of why but added photos to go along with her writing. Great job. RVShare also went on to say, 'Would you be interested in writing a post like this? If so we would be willing to compensate you for your time by sending you a $25 Amazon Gift Card or $25 in cash paid via Paypal. If you are interested please let me know and I can send you more details'...............It would be interesting to see if any other Bloggers wrote their thoughts about this question which in fact is a great question. I did write some thoughts loosely based on that question & have decided to include them here in tonight's post. I think Nan should submit her very well done article to RVShare.
I entitled my thoughts, 'Are You Ready For A New Perspective'
Have you ever noticed how quickly your perspective on things can change if you just remove yourself from your present environment. A few hours, a couple days, maybe a week or more. What a nice feeling inside to experience new things, change some daily drudgerous routines, meet some new people & treat yourself to North America's wondrous scenic delights. If the house is feeling a little old & the air has a staleness about it we open windows to let in fresh new air. Let's do the same thing with our minds. Let's open them to the freshness & new perspectives RV travels can bring us. And let's try to keep those windows open for as long as we can. For Kelly & I that fresh air comes in the form of a Recreational Vehicle or an RV as we RV'ers call them. Easiest way for me to explain an RV is to call it a home on wheels. All the amenities right at one's fingertips no matter where one travels. From week-end getaways to living in an RV 365 days a year it is the perfect way for one to change their current environment whenever they choose to do so. Want to comfortably enjoy warmer weather in the Winter? Just throw some personal effects, your favorite foods, most comfortable clothes into an RV & away you go with just the turn of an ignition key. You have your own washroom on board so no 'iffy' rest area washrooms along the way. Cook your own food when you want & how you want. No dicey Motel rooms or greasy spoon eateries. You travel with your own bed, your own clean sheets & you travel comfortably in your own enclosed environment no matter the weather. Your own shower & washroom facilities. Now how nice is that. Often times while I'm driving Kelly is on the Internet checking routes ahead, reading incoming emails or perusing the days latest news headlines. Onboard satellite & antennae HDTV adds a nice touch at the end of each day whether driving or camped out for a few weeks. And here's the part I like best. We are completely independent to make our own decisions as to how far we want to travel in a single day, what roads & routes we want to take & where we want to spend the night or following days, weeks, & months. I think everyone at some point in their busy lives should take the time to experience the freedom of RV travels in this big beautiful land we live in. Don’t let it slip on by you. For Kelly & I it was one of the best decisions we ever made back in the summer of 2006 when we decided to embrace the RV lifestyle as folks traveling south for the Winter. We are commonly referred to as Snow Birds. In the summer months we are free to just throw a few things in our rig & head off anywhere we care to go for a break, a few days away, an independent experience & best of all a refreshing & often times much needed different perspective on things..........................:))
IT WILL SOON BE TIME TO HARVEST SOUTHERN ONTARIO’S WHEAT FIELDS
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Wanting to borrow some money to make a six-month tour of Europe, a man went to the bank where he had done business for years. The bank refused the loan. He went to another bank and obtained the loan without any difficulty. Then he bought a five pound fish, had it wrapped, and put it in his safety deposit box at the first bank. He then joyfully left for his six-month vacation.
There is nothing that compares to living in and Rv. Like you said not many boondocking places in Canada. WE have a found few nice spots here in Ontario though.ReplyDelete
We do enjoy moving about to different places, rv parks, eh.... they become part of our lifestyle now too. But there is a lot of nice quiet places too.
And really enjoy the quiet times more than anything.
People who RV in the eastern US, only, can't get the perspective that most of us bloggers have because it's entirely different RVing in the west. It's a hassle, in my opinion--traffic, expensive RV parks (even state), crowds, heat and bugs and few places to "get away from it all"ReplyDelete
When I could get out with the pups, I generally went in the winter to mid/south Georgia. Been the only one in a state park many times. Just bundle up and enjoy. So much nicer to hike. Campfires really enjoyable--even in the cold. A good tip from a friend: Use the reflective windshield cover on a chair with the reflective side toward the fire. Warm as toast--wear a sherpa hat. :)
LOVE the groaner!!! LOLReplyDelete
Mike and I have always enjoyed the provincial parks of Canada--usually the sites are very large, the parks are frequently located on beautiful mountain lakes and if you go during the week, not very many people. Not boondocking but the next best thing.ReplyDelete
Excellent "perspective" piece Al. I think you summarized beautifully what you share in your blog each day.ReplyDelete