The breeze was just enough to tempt a few sailboats out from the harbour, one of which sailed our direction. Looked pretty idyllic out there today!
One thing we always notice around Georgian Bay is how clear the water is. You could clearly watch the rocks on the bottom even if they were 8-10 feet down.
Did you know that Labour Day in Canada and Labor Day in the U.S. is the only national holiday that we share which happens on the same day, (first Monday in Sept.) and shares the same name and purpose, other than Christmas and Easter?
The holiday emerged out of strikes during the 1870s and 1880s when unions were first getting organized, and both countries passed legislation establishing it as a national holiday in the summer of 1894. And we are the only countries, along with Australia and new Zealand, which don't celebrate it on May 1st, widely known as International Workers' Day. While you're out in a boat savouring the last day of summer, or heading down the crowded expressway to get home, I'm not sure that many people remember the original purpose of the day.
Nothing quite like calm waters on Georgian bay (which are rare) but sure do love the clear clean views below after so many years east of Collingwood on the Bay years ago, this really brings back memories. Thanks for the great pics.ReplyDelete
The blues in the photos are incredible. It sounds and looks like a piece of heaven.ReplyDelete
I love to see that clear water. At first glance, I thought it was a coral reef!!ReplyDelete
What clear water to paddle in, truly beautiful scenes in every photo.ReplyDelete
Hello, pretty views of the bay. I love the mergansers and the sailboat. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
What a fine Labour Day you had. So did I, but I went for a nice walk to gain some steps on my counter and then binge-watched Mr. Robot! :-)ReplyDelete
My Dad was a union man, so I remember the purpose well. I also love the clarity of the waters and hope that is not due to Zebra mussels, but due to good environmental quality.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place for a paddle. Love your first photo!ReplyDelete
Lovely day for a paddle. Wonderful photos of your day.ReplyDelete
Interesting facts about the holiday.
Very pleasant conditions, it seems!ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos! Stew, thanks for sharing your wbeautiful area for all to enjoy.ReplyDelete
That was such a beautiful day yesterday! We were out paddling too, and the waters were calm, but not quite as calm as your bay. Georgian Bay is so vast. Wasn't it nice to enjoy the quiet with no sea doos and other motor boats around? You have some beautiful photos to remember a perfect day.ReplyDelete
Oh, what a lovely, lovely day.ReplyDelete
Your photo's are so good to look at.
All the best Jan
Well that is interesting about the shared holiday - and the photos are absolutely fabulous - looks like the perfect day indeed.ReplyDelete
What a lovely sight. I was Mother's Helper on a family island in 1975 in Parry Sound. It's such a beautiful spot. And I taught in Parry Sound in 2006. (Long story!)