On one of those errand trips into Owen Sound I dropped by the harbour to see if any lake freighters were in for the winter. Usually ice keeps the freighters port-bound for 3 months or so, but even without the ice this year, crews need their winter break.
Later I drove down the shoreline to drive around Balmy Beach Road, almost the only place near Owen Sound where the road goes right along the water. I remember bringing my grandmother for drives here, to see the scenery of the bay; it was a favourite for her. Today I just stopped for a quick 'out-of-the-car-window' shot.
Have you ever thought about the logistics of restocking food on these ships, or even more challenging on a navy ship with a large crew? Our daughter works for a company that does just that, juggling trucks carrying the supplies with ships in different ports, heading out to sea for times as long as several months. Somebody better have a good mind for what's needed for all the crew to eat well over that time!