A Summer Walk, Part 2.

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…

The river.

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.

Another view.

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.

Common merganser and her babies.

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.

Female mallard.

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.

White pelican.

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.

Another view of the river.

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.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.


43 Comments on “A Summer Walk, Part 2.

    • Thank you so much Pene! It is a wonderful spot down there and the walk itself is splendid indeed! Thanks for coming along today Pene and have a wonderful evening and Happy Easter to you also! Stay safe!

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  1. Lay down and look at the sky, it will never disappoint you 😍 beautifully said Steve. These birds are beautiful and yes we have seen it before, but we enjoy watching it again 😉👍✨ Have a beautiful day Steve ✨🤗

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    • Yes, people are always in such a hurry doing things which for many people causes a lot of stress.😬 We need to sometimes slow down and do things like lay down and look at the sky/clouds/stars. It can be amazing.😄😸
      Have a great evening Simon!😃😺🌙☕☕

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      • Well said Steve, I always love watching the sky at a beautiful place, also especially at night I love watching the stars . That gives us a pleasure watching 😉✨ Have a beautiful day ✨💐

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      • It is a beautiful sunny day,🌞 but so cold out there,🥶🙀 it was -19 when I went shopping this morning!😳😳 Too cold for the middle of April, this is so unusual!😲😳 Oh well, Muffin and I enjoy the sun anyway!😃😺🌞🌞😎

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      • Did you said sun and -19 C how is that even possible? Okay maybe possible over there. That would be hot and cold at the same time, do you use any sunscreen or lotions, don’t let that make your skin crack. Hope you had a wonderful day ✨ Good Night Steve ✨🤗💐

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      • Yep, it can be sunny and cold here, even this time of year.😬😳 Not so bad this morning, -15 and going up to -1!🤸‍♂️ I do use lotion in the winter,😁 sunscreen in the summer.🌞😎
        Good morning/evening Simon!😃😺🌞🌙

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      • Good Morning Steve! 🤗Great to know you are getting warmer, hope the cold climate will not last long. and the spring starts soon!

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      • It was supposed to warm up starting tomorrow, but that has been changed to Saturday now.😕 But soon it will come and stay with us.😁😸🌞
        Have a wonderful evening Simon!😃😺🌙

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  2. What a nice walk and a lovely spot for coffee! I brought freshly brewed coffee to share with everyone. ☕️☕️☕️☕️ Stay well and safe! 🌼 🌻 🌞

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    • Hey, thanks for joining our walk and for bringing extra coffee, here I thought we were going to run out!😁☕☕
      Have a great day Eugenia and yes, stay safe!😁😸🌞☕☕


    • Still lots of mint tea left, seems not many people like it. It’s a favorite of mine! It is a great spot to relax for sure.
      Thanks for joining us on the walk Ribana! I hope you have a great evening!😃😺🌞🚶‍♂️

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