Laurier Woods is an area of bush and beaver ponds in our town. It is easily accessible and provides a “wilderness” experience on the edge of our metropolis. It is family friendly, small enough that getting lost is not an issue. With well maintained trails, even those in wheelchairs can experience at least some of the fun it has to offer.
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A Visit To Laurier Woods
A recent walk in Laurier Woods.
A Visit to Gardner Bay
Gardner Bay on Española Island in the Galapagos has a marvellous beach. Several zodiacs were launched from the mother ship and people experienced a “wet landing” on the beach. After walking the beach and seeing lots of wildlife, those who wished were able to swim and snorkel in the relatively warm water.
Lots of wildlife on the beach and quite unafraid of the people. The word on visitor behaviour is to move slowly and gently and stay 2 metres away from the wildlife. No touching or petting allowed. Sea Lion moms identify their pups by smell. Touching a baby sea lion could mean rejection by the mother and death for the youngster because of the strange scent (sunscreen, bug repellent…) we leave behind on the pup. This is their home you are visiting and one must respect it.
The guides and zodiac drivers protect themselves from the strong equatorial sun (by wearing masks and long sleeves for example) as they work in it day after day.
This lady was interrupted in the middle of her breakfast the other morning.
She didn’t stay long when she found she had observers. She just walked purposefully off into the bush.
I visited Eau Claire Gorge yesterday and paused on the bridge which crosses the Amable du Fond River.
The heron was not disturbed by my presence or by the occasional car crossing.
It was just enjoying the fall colours, I guess.
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Afternoon on Lake Nosbonsing
We have been living at the cottage since the beginning of July and have no ability to process or post photographs. Dial-up prevents this and is very frustrating besides. So much for “The Good ‘ol Days”!
Here are three that I made yesterday while kayaking around the shores of the lake…
Cloud over Lake Nosbonsing:
An amazing way to spend an afternoon.
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Around supper time today a visitor appeared near the lake shore. He munched for a bit and when he became aware of me he slowly moved through the bush to our neighbour’s yard.
He went back up the hill behind our place where he will be more comfortable, I’m sure.