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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More Summer Adventures - Catchup Post

 Me (left) and Betrice

Well I haven't gone far in terms of distance this summer but I've been definately having some adventures with great friends!  On Thursday August 2nd I hopped in my trusty little red Kia (which I love!) and drove down to Brighton to visit with Beatrice and to visit the Thrusday Stitchers with her over at Knowledge and Needles.

 Beatrice and Angie at dinner

That evening we had a lovely dinner on the shores of Lake Ontario with Angie at the Harbourfront Cafe.  Excellent view, food and company!

 Go Dragonboaters Go!!!

 Catching the evening breeze

 The great view from our table on the patio

Friday was a beautiful and hot day so Beatrice and I packed up a picknick lunch and went to Presqu'ile Provinical Park for the afternoon.  We went for a walk along the boardwalk through the marsh/wetlands and a bit of lunch on the beach.  I of course had my camera with me!  Here is a taste of how beautiful this park is.
 The fantastic Marsh Boardwalk


I LOVE waterlillies

It was pretty hot for the birds but the dragonflies where about

Spiderwebs

No wetland is complete without bullrushes

 Me - taking pictures

More boardwalk

Beatrice at one of the higher vantage points to view the marsh and bay
 The view from said higher point

 A Park employee and a little boy netting water critters


The Presqu'ile Lighthouse


Warning, non-flattering picture, I'm seated on one of the "horse trees" they grow this way!

Our lunchtime view

 Dipping our feet into Lake Ontario before having lunch


 After lunch, a little stitching by the water!

19 comments:

Linda said...

What great pics Dani. I would love to walk on that marsh boardwalk. It looks like fun.

Linda

Veronica said...

What a lovely place. I love that waterlilies photo you've captured. They're so beautiful and delicate. I'd love to take a walk on the Marsh Boardwalk. Very interesting indeed.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Brigitte said...

Absolutely great pictures. Make you want to go there ...

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Beautiful place and lovely photos, thanks for sharing your visit Dani.

Jackie said...

You captured the spiderweb beautifully in your photo. It looks like you're having a great holiday.

Chris said...

Beautiful pics Dani! It looks like your vacation has been great!

cucki said...

super lovely pictures..
big hugs x

Karen said...

Great pics! Sounds like a fantastic way to spend a day! :)

Carol said...

Sometimes the best adventures take place close to home! Your photos are so pretty, Dani--very interesting about the horse trees, too!! And I really love the photo of the bee on the purple thistle...

Hope your summer has a few other adventures in store :)

Melinda said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Seriously, what an amazing adventure.

Dee said...

Being by the water is always so relaxing. I love going down to the St. John's and having dinner along the river.

Mary Ann said...

It looks like such a lovely place to visit, and such beautiful photos!

Annette said...

Wonderfull pictures!!
Sounds liek you had much fun!! =)))

Annie said...

You sure know how to enjoy your summertime!

Julie said...

I love to see your adventures Dani, you always capture your trips so well and make me feel like I am looking through my own eyes. X

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Catherine said...

Looks like a greate adventure!! Beautiful pictures!

ollie1976 said...

great pics!
-Jen

Anne said...

Gorgeous photos Dani! Looks like you are having loads of fun!!