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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Images From Georgian Bay

For the first week of my holidays I hopped into my car and drove 5.5 hours west from my home to the Port Severn area of Georgian Bay (Ontario).  After Sheila inviting my circle of stitching friends up for a mini-getaway in June, I called her up a few weeks later and boldly invited myself up for a visit during my summer holidays.  I was very lucky, and Sheila agreed for me to come up for a few days at the end of July.  I had a great visit with Sheila and gave me an opportunity to get to know her better, as every time I have seen her has been at the spring and fall retreats in a room full of yacking, stitching ladies. 

Sheila & Jim's home from the water


Jim still has his grandfather's car from 1935, we went for a drive and ice cream I got to sit in the rumble seat in the back!  What fun!

Sheila my wonderful hostess and her dog, Molly

Boys from one of the many camps on Georgian Bay

An neat little tug!

One of the islands you can camp on, closed for obvious reasons!  Yikes!

Lots of sailboats about

The loon, found on the $1 coin... the loonie!

The Marine Train At Big Chute, the water levels between two bodies of water is just too drastic for locks so the boats drive onto this "train" are brought up the hill and drive on in the next body of water.

Marine Train delivering its passenger in the other lake

The hydro dam open at Big Chute, great white water!

Severn Falls

A number of silos in the Midland area are painted like this

It was a wonderful 4 days in the gorgeous Georgian Bay region!  Thank you Sheila and Jim for your generous hospitality!

27 comments:

Dee said...

Cool pictures! I love the marine train! Glad you had a nice visit.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Thank you for the very interesting pictures.

Brigitte said...

What a great trip you were having. Gorgeous pictures.

jane said...

Great photos Dani -I've never seen anything like the marine train.

Elaine said...

Looks like a wonderful place to have a break, glad you enjoyed it.

Ingrid said...

It looks like you had a nice trip Dani! You made very nice pictures!

Lynn said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love being out on the water and that area has so much to see while boating.

Alice said...

What a pretty place!

Annie said...

What a vacationy vacation if you know what I mean. Looks like so much fun. And that car is really cute. Too cool that you could go for a ride in it!

Carol said...

Beautiful photos, Dani! I well remember the haunting sounds of the loons from our summer visits to Ontario...my son loved them so much he even bought a CD of "loon music" to bring home with him one year!

Thanks for sharing!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Nothing quite like the sounds and sightings of Loons, What a beautiful destination, and wonderful way to spend a few days of your vacation. Have fun with your Mom in Quebec City.

OH YOUR CD IS AS AWESOME AS EXPECTED. I can't wait to see how you frame this one.
Be always in stitches.

Bonnie Brown said...

awesome pics!
I remember going to that big chute MANY years ago... looks the same :)

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous pictures. Glad you had a good time.

Karen said...

It looks like you had a great time on the lake! You certainly got some gorgeous pics!

Sylvia said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I love the house and it's location. Mi looks like my dream home.

Bette said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love the one about the bear!

ollie1976 said...

awesome pictures Dani!
-Jen

Lisa said...

Gorgeous pictures! I especially like the one of your host and her dog :-) Looks like you had a great time!

marylin & poussy said...

splendid photographs i love the white dog

best regards marylin

Terri said...

Love the pictures. Looks like you had a good time

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pics! Glad you had fun in Georgian Bay !

claudia said...

So beautiful! I hope to get there some day!

Lillie said...

Thanks for sharing wonderful pics of your trip.

Bekca said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip, your hostess' house is beautiful!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Looks as good as June was! I might have to take Sheila up on her offer for a trip for the whole family in September, looks too good to pass up! Glad you had fun....

Julie said...

Super pics, love that car!

Suzanne said...

Great photos, I have enjoyed them.