Friday, December 12, 2014

Georgian Bay

In Meaford today for one of our regular breakfasts with the boys, and stopped by the shoreline to watch the waves roll in.  Water splashing over the rocks had left the scrubby plants along the shore covered in ice.  And it was a beautiful sunny day.

I always like this approach to Meaford on a sunny day.  You drive down over the hill, and there it is, Georgian Bay, deep blue, extending to the horizon.

I stopped at the municipal park that follows the shore just west of the harbour, and found ice-covered scrubby vegetation along the shore adding to the beauty, behind the stones that help prevent erosion.

The ice formations on some of these plants were really interesting.

The Niagara Escarpment in the distance marks the large army training base to the west of town.

Looking the other direction is the harbour, the two small lights marking the west and east ends of the breakwater here, along with more interesting ice formations, including an icy covering on the boulders themselves.

I was surprised to find three fishermen waiting patiently by the shore in the hopes of a bite, wrapped up warm against the cold.

First time I've seen 'tripod fishing' - mount your fishing rod on a tripod and sit back to wait!

Some more interesting ice formations tomorrow.  It was our second sunny day in a month; things are looking up!
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17 comments:

  1. The first image makes me think that I would be driving off into the water...neat. I've seen ice fishing in winter, but not tripod fishing. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. Nice! I had to look hard at that picture to find the fisherman, but I finally did! Great shots. :-)

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  3. Cool ice sculptures along the shore! Looks like you had a nice sunny day for your outing.

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  4. Lovely photos! I have cousins in Meaford so it was great to see what they see today!

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  5. If birdwatchers and photographers can carry tripods about then why not fishermen? There seems to be no end to the amount of gear those fellows are willing to cart about. The blue of the water in the first photo looks positively Mediterranean till you see all the ice!

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  6. The icy shoreline looks so beautiful. Looks like icing on a fruit cake in some photos.

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  7. All beautiful but first one is my favorite.

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  8. Yay for sunshine! These are beautiful photos. The bright blue of the sky and water with the icy shoreline make it a pretty contrast.

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  9. Meaford is a pretty town. I love the photos of the weeds covered in ice.

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  10. What grand views of the bay... and yes, those ice formations are amazing.

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  11. Wow! What shots of a gorgeous place! I have loved exploring your home territory through this post and many others. Keep up the good work.

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  12. I like very much the tripod fishing idea! :) It must be very cold in Meaford but the Georgian Bay looks really beautiful. Have a happy weekend!

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  13. Lovely photos ! What breed of camera do you use . I use the Nikon D3100 . Oh and I haven't been to Meaford since I was 8 years old ,my parents had friends that lived up there way back in the woods. Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  14. oh that ice is spectacular!!!!!

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  15. Gorgeous shots ~ what a place ~ a bit wintry ~ eh?

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  16. Such a beautiful place and wonderful photos !

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  17. Wonderful ice! The Great Lakes are so awesome.

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