shore edge


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Image = shore edge in front of my home on the eastern end of Georgian Bay, which is the east end of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes of North America.  I have been living up here 100 miles north of Toronto for twelve years (fulltime).  My family rented here in the sixties and then bought a lot and built this cottage in 1969-70.  It is a beautiful place and I am fortunate to live here.

until the shore growth got high enough to hide predators, families of Canada Geese would amble in to crop away at the plant life…..it is fun to watch the tiny golden goslings mature into as of this week nearly full-sized geese.. the neck stretching guard adult geese are careful in their watching and quickly sound the alarm when they dont like something in the area, which produces a mad rush and much splashing as the family skedaddles out into the safety of the bayy

Sony H50 camera

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new beach park in Victoria Harbour, Ontario


Tay Township put in place this small beach park in downtown Victoria Harbour, next to what was once the covered town dock but which has more recently been assumed by the Federal Govt.

Nice sandy beach, fairly shallow for the kids, lots of sod put in, a gazebo and a few tall shade trees, although a good umbrella might be a wise thing to bring along, remember your sun safety.

Sony H50 shot of the new Gazebo

Sony H50 shot of the Coldwater Mill 1833


Grist mill in Coldwater, Ontario, Canada

Plaque Text: In 1830 Indians of the surrounding region were gathered on a reserve along a newly opened road connecting The Narrows (Orillia) and Coldwater. The superintendent, Capt. Thomas Gummersal Anderson and a band of Ojibwa under Chief Aisance, settled in Coldwater. Land-hungry settlers influenced the government to move the Indians to Rama and Beausoleil Island 1838-39. This grist-mill, financed with Indian funds, was constructed by Stephen Chapman, Jacob Gill and others in 1833. The mill was sold to George Copeland in 1849 and has been in operation for over 125 years.

“land-hungry settlers” is a chilling term.  Makes you ask yourself how many times a similar land grab took place throughout North America.

Today, a small cafe operates in the mill at the end facing the camera.

I chose to spend the time removing some overhead wires from the photo below usind the clonebrush tool to get their distraction out of the image. I used Corel Paint Shop Pro X4.

The Sony H50 is a good point and shoot super zoom camera. It has just one drawback. invariably my right thumb falls naturally on the back of the camera on top of the zoom button and I unconsciously zoom out. It has a partly articulatable (is that a word?) screen which I can pull out and let my thumb fall away from the zoom button if I remember to do it. good camera, has an odd access to certain controls under program mode, took me awhile to figure out. 15x zoom

About ten yards behind where I stood here and around the corner to the right is Tiffany’s Restaurant, a nice “greasy spoon” family eatery, where I go about once a month. It is about fifteen minutes SE from my home along Hwy 12.