Okay, no more RV talk for awhile……I promise. With early morning sunlight tumbling through tall pine trees splashing across our Red Bud and Basswood trees another day was underway. And it was going to be another hot one threatening to break all humidex records here in southwestern Ontario Canada. No doubt about it, our summers are becoming more tropically uncomfortable. Twenty years ago we lived for 7 years in an old country farmhouse with no A/C and neither Kelly or I can remember that being a problem. Five years ago we were driving around in our Jeep Wrangler also with no A/C and I don't remember it being a real big problem. Yes, our summers are changing alright and for people like me it’s not for the better I’m afraid.
EVEN TOO HOT FOR THIS HERD OF COWS AS THEY ALL FORM UP AND HEAD FOR THE COOLNESS AND SHADE OF THE BARN
For Pheebs and I our direction of travel is sometimes determined by which coffee shop we want to hit. Had thought of heading south out of Bayfield but that meant stopping at about the only coffee shop in Bayfield and it’s not that they don’t have good coffee, they do. But it’s a holiday week-end and with the number of people in town I knew there would be a line-up. Now a line-up for an ordinary cup of coffee is doable but now with all this new fancy schmancy latte fartte mocha mumble jumble stuff I think some people have been known to pass away right in the line-up waiting for their simple cup of coffee. I saw one old bent over guy once with cobwebs on him as he waited forever in one of those schmancy latte line-ups. And logic totally deserts me when I see the prices people are shelling out for those dribbled drabbled miniature heated coffee shakes. The world has gone mad I tell ya!! So with that thought in mind Pheebs and I headed for McDonalds in Goderich where we knew we could be in and out of there in short order. One simple ordinary cup of coffee with a dash of cream please. Thank you very much…..
DON IN THE SHOUT BOX ASKED WHAT THIS WAS AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE GODERICH HARBOR….I’M NOT SURE EXCEPT TO SAY I THINK IT’S A NAVIGATIONAL GUIDE FOR FOR SHIPS AND BOATS APPROACHING THE HARBOR…..AS LONG AS THEY KEEP THIS STRUCTURE CLOSE ON THEIR STARBOARD (RIGHT) SIDE COMING IN THEY SHOULD BE ALFINE
NOTICED THE SAME SAILBOARDER I HAD SEEN A WEEK PREVIOUSLY
YEP IT’S BEACH WEATHER ALRIGHT
Our usual routine spin down around the harbor and beach areas netted us a few photos along the way with a good leg stretch thrown in to boot.
I THINK IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TIME IN A KAYAK FOR THIS FELLA AND HE’S HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE GETTING THE ENGINE STARTED:))
FIRST THE GREEN KAYAK TO THE WATER
THEN THE RED ONE
THE FELLOW IN THE BLACK HAT GIVES THE OTHER CHAP SOME LAST MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS
ADJUSTING HIS HAT THE NOVICE KAYAKER VENTURES OUT INTO OPEN WATER
HIS BUDDY KEEPS AN EYE ON HIM
AND THERE THEY GO…..DO YOU KNOW YOU COULD PADDLE FROM HERE TO AUSTRALIA WITHOUT EVER SETTING FOOT ON LAND….. YEP IT’S TRUE
From the south side of the harbor we rolled over to the north side and grabbed us a few more pics before heading north and northeast out of town.
NOTICED THE REGULAR SALT MINE WORKERS WERE STILL ON STRIKE AND MANNING THE PICKET LINE
A DIFFERENT ANGLED VIEW OF THE ALGOMA SAULT
HARBOR TUG AT ANCHOR
THIS LARGE FREIGHTER NAMED THE ALGORAIL HAS BEEN ANCHORED HERE FOR A FEW YEARS NOW BUT IS SLATED FOR THE SCRAP YARD I THINK
IF I READ A FACEBOOK POSTING CORRECTLY THIS SHIP IS DUE TO BE TOWED OUT OF THE HARBOR THIS WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH
I HOPE THEY REMEMBER TO UNTIE IT BEFORE THEY TOW IT
I HEARD MUSIC COMING OUT OF THAT OPENING IN THE ALGORAILS SIDE THIS MORNING
NOTICE HOW THIS TOUGH STEEL CABLE IS BEGINNING TO COME APART
It was too hot to go far and walking anywhere was out of the question due to humidity and all the biting insects and bugs this kind of miserable weather brings with it. We did make one short stop for a couple pics then it was back into the coolness of the Jeep and off home we went. Sad part is that this ridiculously humid weather is due to hang around all week. Unhealthy air is all I can say.
A QUAINT LITTLE FISH AND CHIP EATERY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HARBOR
FIFTY YEARS AGO EITHER ONE OF THESE GUYS COULD HAVE BEEN MY DAD……THIS IS ONE OF THE AREAS HE LIKED TO FISH IN A SIMILAR BOAT EXCEPT I DON’T THINK MY DAD EVER HAD A BOAT WITH A STEEERING WHEEL
This afternoon we were invited to our friends and fellow RV’ers place right here in our very own Five Seasons Park. Caron and Chris had a little get together for a few neighbors to meet Caron’s daughter and her husband along with their little boy Finn. They are visiting here for a few weeks from Australia. We even got to meet a few neighbors here in the Park we had never met before. And a couple of them I don’t think we’ve even seen before.
ABOUT THE ONLY AIRPLANES YOU SEE AT THE GODERICH AIRPORT ARE ONES LIKE THIS THAT FLY IN SUNDAY MORNINGS FOR BREAKFAST AT AN EATERY NEAR THE END OF THE HIGHWAY ALONGSIDE HIGHWAY 21….FLIPPIN EGGS I THINK IT’S CALLED AND I’M GUESSING THAT PLANE AS A GRUMMAN
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Devon, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a chemists. Jacob suggests they go in.Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: “Are you the owner?”
The chemist answers, “Yes.”
Jacob: “We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?”
Chemist: “Of course we do.”
Jacob: “Medicine for rheumatism?”
Jacob: “Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, and Alzheimer's?”
Chemist: “Yes, a large variety. The works.”
Jacob: “What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?”
Jacob: “Everything for heartburn and indigestion?”
Chemist: “We sure do.”
Jacob: “You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?”
Chemist: “All speeds and sizes.”
Jacob: “In that case, we'd like to use this store for our wedding presents list.”
“My dog swallowed my engagement ring. I ended up with a diamond in the ruff.”
Why did Mickey Mouse go off to outer space? ........ To visit Pluto
Q: Where do one-legged people eat?
Cows go who?
No, silly, cows go "moo."