Hello everyone on this chilly Monday! At least it is for us anyway. But I won’t get into that, it’s time to continue our summer walk to the river, and stop a bit for coffee and cookies. So, let’s get walking…
Here we are at the river and a very nice warm spot to sit and enjoy our coffee, cookies and other goodies that others have brought along today. I brought along some gluten free cookies, Sharon brought her gumdrop loaf and I know Sheree brought more delicious goodies too. There is lots of grass in this location to sit on, plus some nice size rocks just perfect for sitting. I also brought blankets and some folding stools for those who would prefer not to sit on the ground. We are right along the shore of the river here, nice and sunny, but there is also a couple of nice shady areas if you don’t like sitting in the sun.
There isn’t much wind right now so the river is fairly calm. The river comes winding it’s way through the rocky area which is called the “Canadian Shield”. All through this area it’s very rocky hills, not much soil and an amazing number of lakes of all sizes. Plus a lot of streams and some rivers too.
Oh, look over there, that’s mother merganser and her brood of little ones. I have showed pics of them before, mama has her head down looking underwater for some minnows for lunch to feed her family. And did you notice over to the left? There is a female mallard duck standing on a rock that is just covered with a little water.
And out there a little farther along the other shore is a beautiful “white pelican”. We have a lot of pelicans on the lake and they also enjoy spending time on the river, it’s very good fishing here.
Anyone for more coffee? Don’t have quite the selection today, it’s a little hard to carry too many things on a walk like this. But there is tea, mint tea and hot chocolate too if you don’t like coffee. This is such a beautiful spot here and hardly anyone comes walking on this path which makes it even nicer.
This is really a fantastic spot to come, sit and relax for a while. Sitting here watching the river and the wildlife around is really perfect for relieving stress and worry. Here it is easy to forget about problems for a while and just drink in the calmness of the setting. Lay back and look at the sky, watch those fluffy white clouds as they sail past, constantly changing shape. I’m sure many of you, as kids, would lie down and watch the clouds, trying to see different shapes. Even adults can do such things and just enjoy some time with nature for a while.
Time does go by fast, so I guess we will need another post to walk back and see what we can find on our return journey. Until then, thank you for coming along today, I sure hope you have enjoyed yourself. Have a wonderful day, please stay safe and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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