Our Summer Holidays - August 2004
Day trips in
Sifton Bog and
Conservation area, London Ontario.
near the bog. The ground is quite lumpy and mossy, being on a spongy
mat of peat. You can't walk on it or you'll sink in, so there is a nice
bog behind us.
Soft puffy flowers called Tussock
Red moss and more red moss with a wild mushroom.
the walk to the bog, we headed in a different direction in search
We spotted deer droppings!
Yes the deer were near by!
We saw 3 different groups of them at various spots.
However, they were difficult to photograph thru the trees.
After walking for quite awhile, we came upon a clearing area with apple
trees. Here a doe and her fawn were enjoying some grass and apples.
What a beautiful site.
The spots on young deer are so cute.
Mom has discovered I'm taking her photo.
Unfortunately they went back into the woods shortly after these
more sites in this 28 hectare Conservation area.
A pond covered in green algae.
Port Franks Beach - Lake Huron
Labour Day weekend, August 28th.
Found some washed in trees along the shore.
Ours toes on the ripplely sand.
Its not the beach without a seagull photo!
Old train station and the salt mines on Lake Huron.
This wooden trestle was built in 1906 for the Canadian
Pacific Railway to cross the Maitland river below. It was the longest
railway bridge in Ontario. After the closure of railroad traffic this
was converted into a safe walking bridge as part of the Tiger Dunlop
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