Just before sunrise on the French River.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
It's amazing how few people venture out on the lake when it is still nice (The UC and I were the only ones on the lake, and Sunny too), but not necessarily "beautiful." On Friday evening it was warm, humid, foggy and drizzly with rain, but it made for a great put-put around the lake nevertheless.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Urban Cowboy came to town last week (see link to phone call from Urban Cowboy for a more "in-depth" account of the trip), and among other "events" we went for a bike ride through North Bay.
How would you like this sucker motoring along in front of your lakeshore - 1,000 horsepower!!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
My neighbour, Ron, is a WWII vet, landed on the beaches of Normandy and helped liberate Holland. Although he didn't often drive a Jeep in the war, he was often a passenger. After the war, he acquired this Jeep, and through the years he's used it quite a bit and has kept it restored. It is in unbelievable condition! It's almost like time travelling when you are up close to it on the road.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
At first glance as we paddled by this structure we thought it was of an alien nature. Upon closer scrutiny, albeit from our boats, it proved to be a rock outcrop that had eroded in a very unusual pattern. It's hard to imagine granite eroding over time in this fashion.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Here we are at a small rest stop after paddling for 4 km into the wind and white capped waves.
This is looking back up river from our final night's camp site.
The view down river from our last night's camp site.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
After a rain drenched Day 2 of our French River canoe trip, Day 3 dawned sunny and warm. Here's our view from our fabulous campsite.
Just before we shoved off for another day of trekking, we toasted our good fortune to having some great weather.
Halfway through Day 3 we found a group of islands in the middle of the river. The main island had a camp, unoccupied at the time, and a very high rock outcrop with a fabulous view both down and up river.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Day 2On our 2nd day in Montreal, Mike and I pedalled up Mount Royal in the 33C heat. What a blast! Going down was way more fun.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Mike and I drove to downtown Montreal, and then we biked around downtown for 5 or 6 hours. It was pretty neat and very hot. For all Expo 67 fans, here's the Habitant building that was an architectural focus of the fair.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Just got back from a 5 day adventure in Eastern Ontario. The first event was our annual Margarita Bike Tour of Ottawa. A tour that was gruelling both on and off the bike.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
On the Sunday of the G20 in Toronto a fast moving convoy of 12 minivans race down Bloor Street towards Church Street from Younge Street. Each of the vans was loaded with police in "action gear." The last minivan, above, stopped and cops piled out. They seemed to be checking in all directions, looking for stragglers or "bad guys." After the quick look-about, they sped off to catch up with the convoy. A minute later another cop minivan screamed through the intersection going north on Church. It was a bit odd to see all this action as most of the protesters antics were happening well south of here.
I'm not sure if this is Dan's fantasy or yours, but it sure isn't mine.
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Friday, July 02, 2010
Chris and Rob "ham" it up on the 18th green.