Maple Lake Ontario – July 16 2013 (PHOTOS) – Weekend Weather Haliburton Highlands #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ July 16th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, business, cottage country, holiday(s), Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, weather |

July 15 - 20 Haliburton Highlands - Maple Lake Weather forecast (Cr; Accu Weather)

July 15 – 20 Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake Weather forecast (Cr; Accu Weather)

Today is Hot and Humid. Really hot and humid. Don’t wear anything more than a swimsuit and stay in the water or in the shade or in front of a fan because this kind of heat is icky-sticky hot. Some relief is on it’s way though–tomorrow afternoon with violent thunderstorms moving in. This time, I will not be foolish enough to leave my little red boat unprotected. Will gather my eclectic collection of tarps and tie that thing down like nobody’s business. Ha.

After over three weeks here I’m am getting up to speed on all kinds of stuff. Like as a kid, I knew there were BEER Stores but I never went inside one. I did so the other day–an actual stand-alone BEER Store but was immediately flummoxed as to how to purchase the beer.  Two lines, one with people that looked like they already had beer, and another with folks that had nothing but were paying for something. The lines were about 10 deep but moving fast and I didn’t want to look like a “furner’ nor did I want to hold up the line. Lucky for me, the lady in front of me, a well-tanned retirement-aged gal was super-happy to point out all the permutations of how to buy BEER in Minden, Ontario (which if I may say so, you should chose over Haliburton this year in order to help out local businesses in Minden who have been working non-stop to help their town recover from the spring flooding). The BEER Store also took it on the chin, a few months ago:

Beer Store - Minden Ontario - April 2013 flood Credit:: Jon James

Beer Store – Minden Ontario – April 2013 flood
Credit: Jon James

OK, so I stepped up to the counter, placed my order (it works like a take out stand) and within moments a 15-pack of Molson’s Canadian rolled out from the back room. Bonus: it was on sale for $15!

So today is not slated to be such an adventure. I need to go to the municipal building and get a new dump pass but here are some cool shots I took yesterday on Maple Lake. The duck (I think it’s a duck) was all alone–not with the brown-mottled ducks nor anywhere near the shit-hawks seagulls. I tried looking it up last night but no other Ontario water bird looked like it. Drop me a comment if you recognize what kind of bird the red-headed, white collared, pointy-beaked, grey-bodied bird is.  Thanks!

Unidentified Maple Lake duck July 15 2013

Unidentified Maple Lake duck July 15 2013

Maple Lake - July 15 2013

Maple Lake – July 15 2013 (PHOTO)

 

Maple Lake - July 15 2013

Maple Lake – July 15 2013 (PHOTO)

 

Maple Lake - July 15 2013 (PHOTO)

Maple Lake – July 15 2013 (PHOTO)

 

 

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