ON THE CLIFFTOP SHORES OF LAKE HURON NORTH OF GRAND BEND THIS MORNING
It was under brooding skies layered with a thick cloud cover that Pheebs and I rolled into Bayfield this morning picking up a coffee and muffin to go at Bayfield’s Charles Street Market Cafe' before heading further south out into the countryside.
SEEMED TO BE MORE PEOPLE THAN USUAL FISHING OF BAYFIELD’S PIERS THIS MORNING
LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE EVEN HAS A SMALL BLUE PUP TENT OUT THERE…..MAYBE TO KEEP ALL THE FISH IN HUH
OH-OH I THINK THERE’S MORE CHAIRS THAN PEOPLE….MAYBE THAT ONE GUY ON THE RIGHT IS TRYING TO PULL HIS WATERLOGGED BUDDY BACK UP ONTO THE PIER
BATTENING DOWN THE HATCHES FOR A WET WEEKEND
FEWER BOATS IN THE WATER THIS WEEK THAN LAST WEEK
Despite cloudy skies it was warm enough to putter along with Libby’s two front windows down. Pheebs loves resting her head on the door’s window sill letting the gentle air flow twitch her nose and tussle her ears a bit. When I talk quietly to her she looks my way with those understanding soft brown eyes and conveys to me that she knows everything I’m talking about and I am content in the knowledge that she sure does.
HEADING THROUGH WIND TURBINE COUNTRY
TOOK A BIT OF LOOKING BUT I DID MANAGE TO FIND A FEW TOUCHES OF AUTUMN COLOR
We stopped at one our favorite lakeside look-out points a few miles north of Grand Bend and was again amazed at how much of the cliff side bank is eroding into Lake Huron below. I’ve been coming to this spot since the early 60’s and the erosion is significant.
183 MILES OUT THERE ACROSS LAKE HURON LIES THE COASTLINE OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF MICHIGAN
LOOKING SOUTH ALONG THE SHORELINE TOWARDS GRAND BEND
THIS BANK PROBABLY STRETCHED OUT TOWARDS THE LAKE ANOTHER HUNDRED FEET OR MORE WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE YEARS AGO
ABOUT 15 MILES NORTH FROM THIS POINT IS BAYFIELD ONTARIO
THAT FLAT SANDY CLAY SECTION HAS SLUMPED DOWN FROM THE BANK AT LEFT
EACH YEAR THIS FARMER LOSES MORE AND MORE OF HIS FIELD
Motored on into Grand Bend and headed down to the beach area to have a look at a new structure going up there at the location of the old original dance hall. I had heard this is going to be a condo building and after looking over the construction of concrete and steel rising higher I’m inclined to believe that.
THERE WERE A LOT OF CONTRACTORS WORKING ON THIS TODAY
THIS IS THE REAR OF THE OUTDOOR BAND CONCERT STAGE
I KINDA LIKE HOW THESE GRAND BEND COTTAGE PEOPLE DID THEIR STONE CHIMNEY >>>>>>
Cloud cover finally gave way to clearing skies about mid afternoon so that energized Pheebs and I to hit the Pine Tree trail for a walk. We also transported 2 more frogs to the big pond and I’m really hoping this is the last of the little fellers in our front yard pond.
HEADING ON DOWN THE PINE TREE TRAIL
TWO FROGGIES BEING TRANSPORTED IN A WHITE PALE OF BRACKISH YELLOW POND WATER
Well we waited all day for a Doctor’s important telephone call that never came so we are no further ahead today than we were yesterday in trying to make some decisions that will determine our whereabouts over the next 6 months. So as not to miss the Doctor’s call about her latest scan Kelly has mainly stayed in the house this past week. We do have the printed results from her scan and we do know there has been a change to a certain problem area but it is her Specialist who needs to call to give his and his colleagues professional diagnosis and recommendations for any future medical procedures if and when needed. Kelly did call his office twice late today but only got through to an answering machine.
ROADSIDE STOP ALONGSIDE A CORNFIELD
WON’T BE LONG AND THESE YELLOW CORN COBS WILL BE PLUCKED OUT THEIR SHEATHS BY A BIG MONSTER COMBINE
FIERY RED SUMAC WHICH CAN ACTUALLY BE SEEN BEHIND THE JEEP
Stress takes on many forms affecting people in different ways. For Kelly stress causes her physical illness and for me it can sometimes manifest itself in the form of depression so as you can imagine we have been having quite a time with ourselves this past week. I expect we will have to wait until next week now for a phone call the Specialist said he would make this past week. To add to our angst we are in for two full days of wind and rain. Do not be worried if I miss a post or two and just know that we are simply weathering the storm and dealing with our current frustrations………………………….
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Before performing a baptism, the priest approached the young father and said solemnly, "Baptism is a serious step. Are you prepared for it?" "I think so," the man replied. "My wife has made appetizers and we have a caterer coming to provide plenty of cookies and cakes for all of our guests." "I don't mean that," the priest responded. "I mean, are you prepared spiritually?" "Oh, sure," came the reply. "I've got a keg of beer and a case of whiskey."
- “Why did the referee get fired? Because he was a whistle blower!”
- If you see someone writing with their finger, you should offer them a pen for their thoughts.
Butter bring an umbrella, it looks like it might rain!
That is so frustrating to wait for a phone call from a doctor that doesn't come when expected. Hope Monday will bring the awaited call and that it will be news that you can get ready to be on your way. Pretty Fall color, interesting how much the land has eroded.ReplyDelete
Nice post, I really enjoyed the corn cob compositions. Hope that phone call comes soon and is good news.ReplyDelete
Drs can be so cruel sometimes. I wish they could be a little more compassionate. I was thinking about you today.ReplyDelete
Didn't realize there were bluffs like that south of Bayfield. Hope the phone call goves you the news you hope for!ReplyDelete
Sorry you didn't get the call,it's hard to wait like that. Love the Pine Tree Trail;ReplyDelete
Where I live most doctors take Friday afternoons off and some take the whole day.ReplyDelete
I hate when doctors say they are going to call and don't. I think we all realize they can get busy but to make you wait over the weekend is a hard "pill" to swallow. The least the weather can do is turn sunny.ReplyDelete
Time is going faster seems like just yesterday the trees were just budding now the leaves are changing and hitting the ground. Great pictures tonight.
Pretty mild weather at least, and now off season, Nice to check out Grand Bend in the off season. Seems like they have been working on that condo project all summer and not getting much done.ReplyDelete
Sure hope you get that call from the doctor, soon with good news. But having to wait all weekend, is very frustrating.
You've both been on our minds Al and Kelly.ReplyDelete
I feel your pain, I do. Waiting for a call, waiting for a date, waiting to know when we can head south. Being in limbo is just the pits. Hope the call comes and you like what you hear.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures on your post and hope you get a phone call with good news.ReplyDelete