For the most part, we had clear dry roads this morning and any day without a snowy ice-packed slippery surface is a bonus. A pinkish-orange thin line across the eastern horizon at sunrise showed promise for a nice morning but the day gradually clouded over and we were back to dull and gray.
|WE HAD SOME MELTING GOING ON TODAY|Pheebs and I wandered our way up to Goderich. Had a couple things I wanted in Walmart but upon entering the store I made a quick U-turn and walked right back out again. People were stacked to the rafters with long waiting lines at the check-outs. Slipped over to Food Basics. Much better. I noticed this morning that the TSC store has now changed to a Peavey Mart. My first clue was when I walked in the door and got a great big over the top 'Good Morning'. Quite a change from TSC alright.
|NICE TO SEE THESE SOFT PASTEL MORNING COLORS |
|LAST WEEK THERE WAS STILL A TSC SIGN UP THERE|
Our usual coffee to go at McD's and down to Goderich's south harbor we went. Work has resumed on the boardwalk and a couple large machines were busy along the shoreline positioning large boulders into place. A quick stop at the dog walking area but with an icy wind blowing we didn't stay long.
|SOME CHRISTMAS TREES ARE NOT AS EASY TO GET HOME AS OTHERS|
|TWO LARGE FREIGHTERS ON THE HORIZON OFF THE PORT OF GODERICH|
|A FISHING BOAT HEADS FOR HARBOR THROUGH CHOPPY WATERS|
|ONE OF THE TWO DISTANT FREIGHTERS HAS COME AROUND AND APPEARS TO BE INBOUND |
|THE FISHING BOAT MAKES IT TO THE HARBORS CALMER WATERS|
From the south harbor, we slipped over to the north side of the harbor for a drive around and look-see. Just the usual stuff. The big Salt Mine is always busy and two fishing boats came in while we were there. A large freighter taking on a load of rock salt as well. Salt from this mine is what is widely used on icy roads.
|THIS IS THE MACHINE THAT PICKS UP THE BIG BOULDERS AND PUTS THEM WHERE IT WANTS THEM|
|I THINK THIS TUGBOAT MAY SOON BE HEADING OUT TO ASSIST THAT BIG FREIGHTER POSSIBLY ON ITS WAY IN|
|LOOKS LIKE THE ALGOMA CONVEYER HAS HAD A FEW BUMPS AND SCRAPES ALONG THE WAY|
|A SECOND FISHING BOAT PULLS IN WITH AN EARLY MORNING CATCH|
With the dullness of the day heavy upon us we soon headed home for warmer pastures and I once again safely ensconced myself in our sunroom for the day's duration except for a short later afternoon walk with Pheebs.
|FISH WILL BE OFFLOADED INTO THOSE COLORED BINS|
|I'M THINKING THIS MAY BE A FEMALE DOWNIE WOODPECKER|
According to the latest Real Estate ad the selling price of our 5 Seasons Estates Park here has dropped from its original 6 million dollar price tag to 4 million. Maybe it's a Christmas Special eh?? Our future living arrangements continue to hang in the balance:((
Thank you to everyone for your kind comments recently on my photos and writings. It is you and many other fine people out there who keep my blog going.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A Retiree's Life::
|WHITE ORCHIDS IN OUR LIVING ROOM WINDOW|
Q. When is a retiree's bedtime?
A. Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch.
Q. How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Only one, but it might take all day.
Q. What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
A. There is not enough time to get everything done.
Q. Why don't retirees mind being called senior citizens?
A. The term comes with a 10% discount.
Q. Among retirees what is considered formal attire?
A. Tied shoes.
Q. Why do retirees count pennies?
A. They are the only ones who have the time.
Q. What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Q. Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
A. They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.
Q. What do retirees call a long lunch?
Q. What is the best way to describe retirement?
A. The never-ending Coffee Break.
Q. What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
A. If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.
Q. Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
A. He is too polite to tell the whole truth.
Oh fishing in that weather. My heart quails and is grateful to the people who can go out and do that. I hope their catch brings a good price. Your catch of photos today is worth a lot. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Love those black squirrels. We only have the orange gray ones. Those open waters do look choppy and cold. Maybe you and I should go in together and buy the place. :)ReplyDelete
More of those amazing want to reach out and touch the bird photos. Thanks, Al for another enjoyable photo experience.ReplyDelete
Do you know what kind of fish those boats haul in? I'm very curious as it is impossible to get Canadian fish in our grocery stores that hasn't made a side trip to China.ReplyDelete
We have the best little fish store here in Bayfield. I think her husband has a fishing boat in the harbour. She posts daily what she has in fresh. Of course her fish & chips are very good as well. http://outoftheblueseafood.ca/ KellyDelete
Mighty fine pics to enjoy tonight Sir. Perhaps all the owners could pitch in and make a good investment.ReplyDelete
Do you suppose someone actually drove with that tree on the car? Beautiful Orchid photo. Wouldn't want to be in that lake.ReplyDelete
The tree on the car??? Lol. If I lived in that area I would probably be at the harbor everyday watching the ships. Oh wait...it's cold there. Never mind.ReplyDelete
I marvel at the resolution of your photos every time you post! BTW if the owner of your park only wants 4 Mil, and I am guessing you have quite a lot of homes on that land, you could all get together and purchase the park. I would be less than an average mortgage I think and you save the park fee.ReplyDelete