Wednesday, June 07, 2017

BIG BARGES IN THE GODERICH HARBOR

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BLUE JAY TODAY

Always nice to see morning's sunlight tickling the tops of our tall pine trees outside my window.  What marvelous healing powers those sunny rays carry.  Pheebs and I were out the door and gone on down the road before 8 a.m.

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ONE CAN STAND BESIDE THESE FIELDS AND ALMOST HEAR THE CORN GROWING

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ALTHOUGH SOME CROPS ARE ALREADY UP SOME OTHERS ARE STILL BEING PLANTED

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I THINK THESE 2 PHOTOS ARE SELF EXPLANATORY:))

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THIS LOST LITTLE FELLER RUNS TO FIND IT’S MOTHER

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A HAPPY ENDING:))

Our usual McDonald fare and down to the Goderich harbor for a wee walk at the doggy walking area in Rotary Cove.  Saw a couple folks looking over the recently installed exercise equipment and also spotted a large lake freighter apparently anchored a few miles off shore.  I know these big freighters are on tight schedules and it may have arrived to pick up a load of salt early and was out there killing some time until it’s scheduled docking time. 

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TOOK ME A MINUTE OR TWO TO REALIZE THIS LAKE FREIGHTER WAS STATIONERY AND NOT MOVING

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‘WELL OKAY HOW DOES IT WORK….MAYBE I’LL TRY THIS ONE’

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‘THINK I’LL WORK-OUT FOR AN HOUR DEAR, SEE YA LATER’

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SPOTTED A BOAT ACROSS THE HARBOR I HAD NOT SEEN BEFORE

Noticed some activity going on across the harbor so we drove back up through Goderich then down around to the harbors north side.  I had heard Goderich was going to do some work on their harbor and it sure looked like they were getting geared up to start work whatever the project is.  Five large steel barges tied up and what looked like some kind of a larger work boat that may have towed the barges in from somewhere.  Large crane on one of the barges and it was moving some equipment around.  I’ll have to remember to keep checking this out over the next few weeks and months to see what’s going on.

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THIS IS THE BOAT I HAD SEEN FROM ACROSS THE HARBOR AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS A LONG WAY FROM HOME

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I THINK THE WORK BOAT’S LIFEBOAT IS HAVING AN IDENTITY CRISES

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TWO LARGE BARGES SIDE BY SIDE

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HOPE TO SEE THESE BARGES IN OPERATION TO SEE WHAT IT IS THEY DO….THAT IS IF THEY ARE HERE DO SOME WORK

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I WONDERED IF THESE WERE HIGH PRESSURE WATER CANONS

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THIS BARGE HAS A COUPLE SMALL SHEDS ON IT OR SOMETHING

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DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS IS BUT IT’S KIND OF A CUTE LITTLE DUFFER

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EVEN HAS A WHEELHOUSE ON IT

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LOOKS LIKE THE COAST GUARD’S ‘CAPE DISCOVERY’ IS BACK IN GODERICH

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CAPE DISCOVERY’S HOME BASE IN THE GODERICH HARBOR

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TUGBOAT ROW

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TIED UP SO IT CAN’T GET AWAY

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AND HERE’S THE HARBOR MASTER HER VERY SELF

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DEFINITELY SOME KIND OF WORK GOING ON OVER THERE ON THAT BARGE

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I NOTICED THEY HAD A LOT OF ‘PORT-O-POTTIES’ ON BOARD THESE 2 BARGES

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From the harbor we slipped a short distance north of Goderich up near the airport where a ‘rails to trails’ section of trail leads to the Tiger Dunlop Tomb.  I have taken photos there before but took a few more this morning.  It’s a nice area for Pheebs to run.  The ‘rails to trails’ follows an old railroad line and is an excellent bicycle ride.

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GUESS THE BOYS DECIDED TO LAND THEIR SEA PLANE AT THE GODERICH AIRPORT INSTEAD OF ON THE LAKE

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From the Tiger Dunlop site we were back in the Jeep and took the scenic route home through Ben Miller again stopping for a few photos along the way.

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SPOTTED THIS FELLOW FROM AFAR CUTTING GRASS

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NO FANCY SCHMANCY JOHN DEER AIR CONDITIONED TRACTOR FOR THIS FARMER

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CUTTING A SMALL FIELD OF GRASS

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ON THE WAY HOME I SPOTTED THIS DEER IN A DITCH ALONGSIDE THE ROAD

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IT QUICKLY BOUNDS UP INTO A FIELD

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STOPPING FOR A MOMENT IT GIVES US A LOOK

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THEN CHECKS OUT IT’S ESCAPE ROUTE

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HEARING PHEEBE BARK IT IMMEDIATELY TURNS AND BOUNDS AWAY HEADING FOR THE DISTANT BUSH LINE

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More puttering in the front yard and would have to say this is the best our yard has ever looked.  Everything is growing so well and in part I have to attribute that to simply more sunlight pouring in.  We had 3 big pine trees taken down last summer and the extra sunshine has made a big growing difference in our yard.

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I ALSO HAVE SOFT LIGHTING IN THE YARD AT NIGHT AS WELL

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Lunch today was 2 hot dogs without buns and for supper I figured I’d try something different.  Cream corn and breaded chicken strips.  Wow I really get out there close to the edge sometimes eh.

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( It was the annual homecoming dance at the local high school gym. Most of the young folk were out on the dance floor but a few young men and women lined the sides of the gym, hoping for a dance partner to ask them out onto the dance floor. After waiting anxiously for quite a while, a rather awkward freshman finally got up the nerve to ask a pretty junior for a dance at the homecoming. She gave him the once-over and said, "Sorry, I won't dance with a child."  "Please forgive me," responded the quick thinking underclassman. "I didn't realize you were pregnant."

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They were looking down into the depths of the Grand Canyon. "Do you know," asked the guide, "that it took millions and millions of years for this great abyss to be carved out?" "Well, I'll be darned," exclaimed the traveler. "I never knew this was a government job."

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A husband and wife were at a party chatting with some friends when the subject of marriage counseling came up. "Oh, we'll never need that. My wife and I have a great relationship," the husband explained. "She was a communications major in college and I majored in theater arts. She communicates well and I act like I'm listening."

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info on the Goderich harbour, looking forward to more pics and updates.

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  2. It does look busy in that harbour. Will be interesting to see what happens. Your yard is loking great too.

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  3. yes youRe really living on the edge with your diet. Your yard looks fantastic, taking down a tree or three really makes a difference.

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  4. That small boat with the deckhouse is a positioning tow boat for getting floating barges, work boats etc adjusted to the correct spot for the work to be done.

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  5. Sweet cows and their babies - love how soft they look. First barges I'd ever seen were on the Mississippi last Fall. I was amazed how big they are! Your garden is so lush and healthy, but it's not just the new sunshine, you work really hard to keep it looking that way!

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  6. Two brief comments: Your photos are awesome. In the spring-summer-autumn, you live in a beautiful place!

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  7. Love that new header photo.

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  9. Trees are great and necessary but sometimes you need to move some trees to see the forest. Your garden yard is very lush looking. That is quite the diet change! :)

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  10. Lifetimer is the brand name and they are manufactured in Duncan on Vancouver Island, so the lifeboat is not really confused.

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  11. Your pictures constantly show what a beautiful area you live in. Thank you for sharing.

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