Last weekend my hubby and I entered the salmon fishing derby in our local area. We were on the water by 6:15 a.m. and were able to enjoy some beautiful scenery, between the fog on the water and the sun beginning to rise. It was worth getting up for...and I don't do mornings very well lol!!
The place where we launched our boat is fairly close to home. This town is actually the final resting place of the famous artist Tom Thomson of the The Group of Seven. I learned about The Group of Seven when I was approximately 8 years old when I visited a museum on a school trip. Although I don't remember much of the history, I always remembered seeing the paintings as they were unique.
This was the view I saw as soon as we arrived at the water. I love the gradual change in colours between the water and the sky.
This is the mouth of the river where we launched the boat, there is also a small beach in this location. It was so peaceful, there was nobody else around. They were smart...they were probably still sleeping lol!!
We're looking out from the river into Georgian Bay (which is part of The Great Lakes),
This is on the other side of the beach. I believe this was part of an old dock.
The mouth of the river as we're heading into the lake.
The birds were sitting on some rocks that had originally been part of a dock. My understanding is that the original harbour was going to be built at this location. It ended up being built in Owen Sound which is very close by.
The Canadian Geese taking flight.
A purple fog came across the water and briefly surrounded us.
The fog has now lifted.
Some rocks just below the surface of the water as we headed back to shore.
A few hours later we headed back into the river. The fishing was terrible, not one single bite. The scenery and the boat ride were well worth it though, we're glad we went. We need to go more often as it's so close to home. My granddaughter Lily hasn't had a chance to go out for her first boat ride yet but she's really looking forward to it. We hope to take her soon. Her life jacket is ready and waiting.
It amazes me how trees can grow in crevices of rocks. The water is in the foreground.
Some ducks just across the river, they were swimming in and out of the grasses.
Looking up the river after we took the boat out of the water. This was taken from where we launched.
The next morning we headed out again. There was very little fog this time. Although we arrived around the same time, the sunrise just wasn't the same. You can see some mist by the shoreline.
Heading towards the Owen Sound harbour.
The grain elevators in the Owen Sound harbour. We fished right at the base of it with no luck.
Last year we witnessed this little guy out in the water, they were performing some training exercises.
I am now on vacation starting today and my hubby and I are off for a mini adventure. I'm hoping to take many photos so I can share our adventure with you.
Thanks for dropping by, so glad to see you!!