STERN SECTION OF THE STEAMSHIP LINDA HINDMAN JUST OFFSHORE OF BAYFIELD’S BEACH
Well at least waking up I didn’t hear any rain on the roof. A good sign for sure. Being Sunday I knew there would be no place to have Saturday’s flat tire repaired so should I take a chance and take Pheebs for a drive anyway. With the odds stacked in our favor of not having a second flat tire within 24 hours I was still well aware of Murphy’s Law. With that thought in mind we headed out but knew we wouldn’t be going too far…….just in case.
SAW THESE THREE YOUNG PEOPLE STANDING AT THE WATER’S EDGE AT BAYFIELD’S BEACH THIS MORNING AND THOUGHT THEY LOOKED OUT OF PLACE
‘HEY BERT, GOT THAT ENGINE STARTED DOWN THERE YET’
It was kind of a repeat of Saturday’s morning drive with a swing down around the Bayfield harbor first. Up into the middle of town and picked up a coffee to go. Kept our drive local and meandered around Bayfield before finally stopping at Bayfield’s Pioneer Park on the bluffs overlooking Lake Huron.
STILL NO PROGRESS ON THE TIM HORTON COFFEE SHOP SITE
IN THE SOUTH END OF BAYFIELD IS LOCATED THE BAYFIELD MEWS AND I LIKE HOW THEY HAVE PLANTED RED MAPLE TREES ALONG THE STREET
NO THESE TWO OLD CROWS ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE BAYFIELD MEWS DESPITE IT BEING AN ADULT COMMUNITY
In a few days we will have lived here just outside of Bayfield for 16 years and in all that time I had never taken the stairs from Pioneer Park leading down to the beach. Lots of pictures of the stairs and lake beyond but that was it. Figured with no cars in the parking lot and it being a drizzly kind of morning we might be lucky and not run into anyone if we headed on down to the beach. And we didn’t.
PHEEBS AND I BEGIN OUR DECENT DOWN THE SLIPPERY WET STAIRS TO THE BEACH
The steps leading down to the beach are relatively new and I marveled at the great job the builder of those stairs, landings, and railings did. Thought they were very well done indeed. On the way back up I noticed a sign stating who had built the stairs.
A NICE STRETCH OF PEBBLY SAND IS TO BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS
THE STAIRS WE CAME DOWN CAN BE SEEN TO THE UPPER RIGHT…..BAYFIELD’S SOUTH PIER UPPER LEFT
LOOKING SOUTH DOWN THE LAKE
THERE WERE NICE COLORS IN THIS PIECE OF DRIFTWOOD
LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THOSE RARE WOODEN LAKE SNAKES
LOOKING NORTH UP THE LAKE
Nice stretch of beach at the foot of the stairs and I was surprised at some nice pieces of driftwood. Too large to pick up and too well anchored in the sand to bring home. Good examples along the shoreline of how concrete buttresses and large boulders along with steel breakwaters have been constructed to prevent the erosion of the shoreline. Wondered how they got the big rocks in down there. Maybe floated in by barge.
SHOULD I STEP OUT UPON THIS SLIPPERY WET ROCK?? UMM NO I DON’T THINK SO
NOTICE THE LARGE ROUND SAND FILLED CONCRETE STRUCTURES IN THE CENTER OF THE ROCKS
STEEL WALLS ARE BUILT OUT INTO THE WATER TO BREAK UP SURGING WAVE ACTION
CORMORANTS AND SEA GULLS ON THIS OLD BOAT’S HULL WHICH HAS BEEN HERE FOR YEARS
The fact it wasn’t windy made the walk doable and although not real cold I had dressed warmly. A lot of people down on this beach in the summer time and I guess that’s why I had never been down there before. Pheebs and will definitely come back. Great exercise for my legs climbing back up those stairs and I found myself a little out of breath by the time I reached the top.
THESE LARGE ROCKS ALONG THE SHORELINE REMINDED ME SO MUCH OF OUR WANDERING TRAVELS IN THE GREAT AMERICAN SOUTHWEST OVER THE YEARS
Had been heartened by a few small patches of blue sky out over the lake and noticed morning’s light misty drizzle had cleared up. We headed on home about 5 minutes away passing through a couple welcoming bursts of brilliant sunshine. Those short bursts carried on sporadically for a couple hours until we were well socked in under gray clouds again. As I post this tonight it’s raining again.
I’M CURIOUS AS TO WHAT COULD HAVE CHEWED UP THIS BRANCH LIKE THIS
CONCRETE BASTIONS AGAINS THE MIGHTY WAVES OF SOMETIMESTORMY LAKE HURON
ANCIENT SKELETAL REMAINS OF A ONCE FIRE BREATHING DRAGON HAVE WASHED ASHORE
LET YOUR IMAGINATION TELL YOU WHAT IT SEES
I’M GUESSING THIS MAY BE A FISHING BOAT HEADING INTO BAYFIELD’S HARBOR
Our afternoon 41F temperature was totally acceptable for doing things outside simply because there was no wind. Kelly busied herself inside while I tended to the usual outside Autumn chores with putting still more yard ornaments, etc. into storage. In preparation for winter I drained the Motorhome’s fresh and hot water tanks as well. So far we’re doing Okay with this ‘staying home’ thing but of course we have not hit the dregs of winter yet (January and February) and no doubt my mind will be struggling with challenges by then.
PHEEBS IS ANXIOUS TO HEAD ON HOME. SHE’S ALREADY HEADED UP THE STAIRS
A FEW SUN SPLASHES ALONG THE WAY
NEWLY PAVED ROAD HEADING TO OUR FIVE SEASONS ESTATES PARK
AND THIS IS THE STREET WE LIVE ON:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A New Adult Dictionary::
Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
BEAUTY PARLOR :A place where women curl up and dye.
CANNIBAL :Someone who is fed up with people.
CHICKENS :The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
COMMITTEE :A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
DUST :Mud with the juice squeezed out.
EGOTIST :Someone me-deep in conversation.
GOSSIP :A person who will never tell a lie if the truth will do more damage.
HANDKERCHIEF :Cold Storage.
INFLATION :Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
MYTH: A female moth.
MOSQUITO :An insect that makes you like flies better.
RAISIN :Grape with a sunburn.
SECRET :Something you tell to one person at a time.
SKELETON :A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
TOOTHACHE :The pain that drives you to extraction.
TOMORROW :One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.
YAWN :An honest opinion openly expressed.
WRINKLES :Something other people have. You have character lines.
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Knock Knock: Who's there? Minneapolis!Minneapolis who? Minneapolis a day keeps the doctor away!
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