Sunday, 26 June 2011

Lake Ontario -- June 26th, 2011

We went down to our favourite Newcastle restaurant for brunch today. After brunch we drove down to Bond Head on Lake Ontario-- 5 minutes from the restaurant. Bond Head is Newcastle Harbour really.

After checking things out there we decided to drive down to Port Hope along Lakeshore Road to take a walk on Jane's favourite walking path that has a marsh on one side of the path and Lake Ontario on the other side.

This is at Bond Head.


Who's enjoying them-self more?

There was some kind of fishing derby on today judging by all the pro fishing boats we saw. 

This pretty one is Mossy Stone-crop (aka Wallpepper)-- a garden escapee. Thanks John.

Rough-Fruited Cinquefoil...

Viper's Bugloss (aka Blueweed)

On the path at Port Hope. The marsh is on the north side of the path.

Turn around and Lake Ontario is on the south side.

Every year we see a family of Mute Swans in the same spot in the marsh. The cygnets are getting big. Mother Mallard seems to like taking her clan for a swim close to the swans.

Our imaginations were working overtime here. Jane said something about bodies, I went with pirates. Most likely it's something to do with the local sewage plant that's nearby.

Neither of us remember seeing these anywhere before. They look like miniature water lilies but they're European Frog-Bit, an invasive. Thanks John.

This Bullfrog watched us for 10 minutes.

Mother Mallard and her kids.

- fini -

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