Ξ August 20th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, cottage country, family, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, Travel/Vacation, weather |
One of the worst summers weather-wise in many years, the sun finally came out and we all rejoiced.
As I noted previously, we had a really miserable 2 weeks of vacation weather with just a few tiny breaks which needed to be timed correctly to enjoy and since one never knew exactly when these itty bitty breaks would occur it was a bit frustrating, to say the least. It was a replay of last summer, which at the time could be dismissed as one wistfully recalled the summers past with reams of sunshine and blue skies, lovely daytime temperatures, approaching hot by the Lake–then cool overnights happily bundled under the quilt. Funny how we mostly remember the good stuff as the past grows ever more distant.
The charm sort of wore off this time ’round and perhaps I speak only for myself, though my relatives seemed a bit peeved by crummy weather too, and hypothetically they can zip up here at a moment’s notice as they are an easy 2 hours–and less away.
For my little family however, having driven almost 700 miles to get here we couldn’t exactly decide to go home for a few days and return, rinse, repeat.
However as the video shows it was nice yesterday and in fact we’ve had several good days or at least partially good–rain part of the day and then most welcome sunshine later (or I’m told, occasionally visa-versa. I keep semi-vampire hours so I must take the word of anyone who reports what it’s like outside between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m).
I’ve been alone in the cottage since spouse shuttled son home Saturday and really alone after my cousins and neighbours left, except a very, very quiet one who I did not even know was here until I went outside in my bathrobe to retrieve clothes off the line! Glad I wore that bathrobe. LOL
So I’m alone, I like quiet to write and what happens? The weather turns nice and I want to play hooky!
Now I’m back to work but I indulged in learning to work my fancy-pants point and shoot camera and though my videography skills leave a lot to be desired I will, in the weeks to come share videos and photos of what I still consider to be a little slice of heaven on earth-Maple Lake.