Hannah and I went to Halfway Lake today, we got there at about 12noon and had some lunch. Today is back to school for the kids, so the beach and camp site was VERY quiet. There was one couple about half a kilometer up the beach and another person way down the beach in the other direction. The weather was beautiful, the only noise was leaves falling from the trees and the odd wood pecker and a chipmunk going about their business. Hannah dropped a few crisps much to her dismay, which the chipmunk took a liking to. We went for a row out across the lake, then swam and chilled for a few hours in the sun. As we were leaving another couple arrived, they apparently always take a holiday this time of year to catch the quiet season. They’d come up from Toronto for three weeks. We headed back home, visited CostCo and then went to see Katie, Troy & Blake.
Like I said in the last part of the previous entry, we went to Rib Fest, the photo’s are below. Today we went for a walk at Lake Laurentian conservation area. We initially thought that it was going to stay cloudy and possibly rain today, but when we arrived for a our walk the sky cleared and it become very hot. We walked for about two hours, at the end of our walk we saw a snake, a Garter snake. This is the first wild snake I have seen in Canada, spotted by Hannah.
This weekend is a long one, it’s Labor Day weekend, plus both Hannah and I have Tuesday off work, so four days off!
We planning on traveling down to go on the 30000 island cruse this weekend, so since it leaves from Parry Sound we thought we would go and stay a night at a provincial park. I chose Killbear park as it is close. We arrived at the park at about 9pm, put up the tent using the car head lights. Then we made a fire, I drank beer and we chilled. Its was lovely!
The next morning we visited the Visitor center and went and had a swim in Lake Huron then off to Parry Sound to catch the cruse.
The cruse left at 1 and lasted about three hours, half an hour they announced that there were a couple of people from the visitor center at Killbear were on the boat with a Fox snake. So as you’ll see the pictures we both went and held it. The cruse was really pleasant, very picturesque.
Sunday, Hannah worked and I gym’d it up. After Hannah finished we went to Rib Fest, which we went to last year, but never had ribs. This year we did, we also had Butter Beer, corn on the cob and a deep fried Mars bar. We got one of everything and shared it all.