Friday, July 12, 2013

Georgian Bay

Drove north yesterday, past Owen Sound, up over Kemble 'Mountain', and down to the Georgian Bay shore at Big Bay.  It turned out to be a spectacular day, one of those beautiful high pressure days in July with deep blue sky and deeper blue water.  Made me remember what the shoreline of Georgian Bay, viewed in the right weather, is really like!

By noon the initial clouds had disappeared, and the water was reflecting the blue of the sky.  This is the view northwest, across Colpoy's Bay, to the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment at Malcolm Bluff in the distance, White Cloud and Hay Islands on the right.

The pier at Big Bay, proudly flying the Canadian flag, the water on the right turned brownish by the waves churning the small stones on the beach, and grading out through turquoise to deep blue.

And the view to the northeast, along the incredible cobble beach, all composed of small smooth rounded stones, rolled around in the summer by the water, but pushed up in the winter by the ice.

Just for interest, this is the view that morning at 9 a.m., when I first arrived - before the high pressure system arriving had pushed away the gray clouds of the day before.  I drove to Big Bay to visit the fascinating Keppel Croft Garden - more about that another day.

In the meantime, I'm linking this to Skywatch Friday.  Got to figure out how to get those logos to appear here!

14 comments:

  1. Lots of beautiful beaches on this posting. Lovely photos.I like the blue color of the bay. Thanks for your comment. Are you needing help with the posting of logos? I can help. Some logo photos you just get the html and add that on your post. Sometimes you can just click the link box above and just highlight the words and put the link in above. cheers

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    1. Thanks again. You'll see in my recent posts I've figured it out and been able to post the logo and the link, and it works!

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  2. fabulous photos, the lighting is wonderful

    for the photos in sky watch, I find the easiest way for me is to save to logo button and insert it into the post like your other photos but then click on or use your mouse to grab that area and click the little link button in BlogSpot tool bar

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    1. Thanks for the advice, I'll try it.

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    2. Thanks again. Tried that and got my Keppel Henge post to link to 'Our World Tuesday'. It works!

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  3. Lovely pictures, FG. Thanks for the comment on my blog, I came over here and signed up! :-)

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    1. I've been impressed by your own adventures!

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  4. Lovely shots and waterscapes. Looks like a beautiful day to be out! Happy Skywatching!

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  5. What a lovely nature blog you have!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment; please visit again.

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  6. Georgian Bay is gorgeous under blue skies. I visited Keppel Croft a few years ago. It's a fun place so I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

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  7. For my money, it's a great garden. Maybe I'll post a bit about it tomorrow. Thanks.

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