Under dark gray threatening skies and pleasantly cooler temperatures Pheebs and I headed ourselves to Goderich. Had a mission in mind this morning and that was to find a brace for my wrist. Before that though we took ourselves for our customary cruise down around the harbor.
‘HOW COME YOU HAVEN’T CAUGHT A FISH YET DAD’
‘WHEN IS IT MY TURN WITH THE FISHING POLE DAD?’
I THINK THOSE WORKMEN ARE CARIRYNG PAINT CANS UP THERE ON THE SUPERSTRUCTURE OF THE ALGOLAKE
THE COAST GUARD CUTTER ‘CAPE DISCOVERY’ OUT IN THE HARBOR
IN THIS PHOTO THEY ARE ACTUALLY MOVING SLOWLY BACKWARDS HEADING FOR THEIR MOORING PLACE
A DISTANT LAKE FREIGHTER CAN BE SEEN TO THE RIGHT ON THE HORIZON
LOOKS LIKE THOSE CLOUDS ARE DROPPING SOME RAIN WAY OUT THERE
NOT TO WORRY THESE CANADA GEESE ARE HEADING NORTH NOT SOUTH
I heard metal crunching sounds before I even saw where they were coming from and looking in the direction of the noise I noticed a big yellow machine with jaws on the end of a long boom. And it was crunching big bites out of Goderich’s Marine Museum. It was day one of the Museums outer shell destruction. Workmen had been inside the past couple weeks dismantling things. The Marine Museum was the actual complete steel bridge off the lake freighter SS SHELTER BAY that was placed there years ago and set up as a marine museum.
MADE OF SOLID STEEL THE OLD SHIP’S BRIDGE WAS NOT GIVING UP WITHOUT A FIGHT
I COULD TELL THE YELLOW MONSTER MACHINE WAS HAVING A TOUGH TIME WITH THE STEEL STRUCTURE
IT WAS ONLY SMALL BITES THE MACHINE WAS GETTING AND HERE THE MIGHTY JAWS HAVE TO REST ON THE GRASS FOR A MOMENT TO CATCH IT’S BREATH
WITH IT’S SECOND WIND THE YELLOW MONSTER TEARS INTO THE MARINE MUSEUM AGAIN
R.I.P. MARINE MUSEUM
Pheebs and I stopped at the doggy walking area where I carefully took a few photos of the lake and sky. I didn’t bring my heavier camera and lens with me this morning and opted for my lighter D3400 camera coupled with a feather-lite 18-55mm kit lens. Much easier on my sore wrist for now plus I made sure to exit the Jeep and use two hands for all of this morning’s photos. No drive-bys for a change.
For me cooler weather is cozier weather. It was on with a T-Shirt and long sleeve flannel shirt this morning and that was just fine with this guy. Although it hasn’t happened yet I like it when late summer or early Autumn days become cool enough to turn on the furnace. There is just something extra special about coming in from outside on a cool day and being instantly wrapped in a blanket of warm air. Fire up a little potpourris, brew up a coffee or hot chocolate, get the fireplace going, and kick on some nice ambient music. Yup, that cozy part sure works for me. Oh and notice I used the word ‘cool’ and not cold. Hot and cold are not my fav but cool and warm I truly crave:))
From the beach and harbor area we made a bee-line for Walmart where I found a wrist brace for my sore right wrist. Figured I could slip it on and tighten it up good to keep my wrist rigid. Didn’t work because soon as I tightened it my wrist began to throb. Loosened it and decided to wear it anyway. And I’m glad I did. At least now I do have some support plus I can see and feel the brace which is a constant reminder not to use that wrist.
HERE’S MY ‘DARTH VADER’ WRIST SPLINT
WHILE IN GODERICH I NOTICED A&W’S ‘SPICY MAMA’ IS HIRING AGAIN
Our drizzly day finally began clearing up by mid afternoon and I spent a little time in the carport storage area cleaning things up being careful not to lift anything heavy or twist my wrist in any way. At the time of publishing this tonight I would say my wrist is certainly feeling better than it did 24 hours ago at this time. How long it will be before I can pick up a garden rake, use my shovel or pitchfork and handle the weed whacker I have no idea……………..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A lawyer died and arrived at the pearly gates. To his dismay, there were thousands of people ahead of him in line to see St. Peter. To his surprise, St. Peter left his desk at the gate and came down the long line to where the lawyer was, and greeted him warmly. Then St. Peter and one of his assistants took the lawyer by the hands and guided him up to the front of the line, and into a comfortable chair by his desk. The lawyer said, "I don't mind all this attention, but what makes me so special?" St. Peter replied, "Well, I've added up all the hours for which you billed your clients, and by my calculation you must be about 193 years old!"
- “Learning to sleep upside down is often hard for baby bats, but they soon get the hang of it.”
- What do you get when you cross a pig and a centipede? Bacon and legs.
- On a rural road a state trooper pulled this farmer over and said: "Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back?" To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf!"
Roland Stone gathers no moss!