I was in Meaford on Georgian Bay the other day, and had time before meeting a friend for a bike ride. So I headed down to the harbour to see what I could see.
Obviously it's still summer, and the boats are still sitting by the docks, patiently waiting to be taken out on the bay.
For some reason sailors like the colour blue for more than the water. Though sails are white, the canvas they wrap the furled up sails in seems to always be blue.
It was a weekday and only two boats were out, but it was a perfect sailing day, an almost cloudless sky and a good brisk breeze.
You can't walk away without noticing the clear water of the bay! That's a big reason it's such a popular sailing area.
Meantime, downtown, the scarecrows have invaded in preparation for Meaford's Scarecrow Festival next weekend.
This guy was looking a little worn out. The scarecrows hang around for a full month or so.
On this occasion my destination was a bike ride. I finally got organized enough to get my bike on the car carrier and bring it up here to meet a friend for a short bike ride. I was more wondering whether I could successfully transport it than whether I could ride! (Meanwhile Mrs. F.G. was at the Quilt Guild meeting in town).
After my bout of serious illness 9 years ago now, I bought an electric bike. I was never a great bike rider, but I rode to work for years, and really enjoyed it. I wasn't about to give up biking yet! So I loaded on the magic battery that gives me a boost when I need it, and off we went.
It worked out well. The motor magically senses how hard you are pedalling and gives you just enough of a boost to make it seem like you're on the level. Expensive at the time, but I've got a lot of enjoyment out of it. And Meaford has some nice places to ride, so I was glad to try it out.
Those bikes sound great. Since I live in a second-floor walkup apartment, that of bike just wouldn't work for me. Love the pictures of the water! :-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on getting to be on that bike still. My hubby is waiting for cooler weather to get back on his! So much beauty in your area.ReplyDelete
The colours in these photos are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I'm not ready for one of those bikes just yet though I have ridden one. We have one at the school where I work which has a platform on the front which takes a wheelchair; it's great for giving very disabled children a taste of speed. It must go all of 10mph!ReplyDelete
Hello, love the beautiful sailboats and water view. The scarecrows are cute. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos . Good idea the electric bike is . Have a good weekend !ReplyDelete
What a perfect place for a bike ride. Your first photo is especially lovely. Great perspective.ReplyDelete
The bay is beautiful and the sailboats too. Looked like a perfect day for a bike ride.ReplyDelete
Nice scarecrows too.
The scarecrows are a delight. It won't be long before the season's done on the water.ReplyDelete
Beautiful water on the bay! And cute scarecrows too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful scenes and I just love Scarecrow Festivals ... they are such fun and colourful eventsReplyDelete
All the best Jan
stunning images of the boats, really exceptional!!! i love to ride bikes, i am better on a bike than i am walking. that's common with MS peeps for some reason. when i walk any distance, i look like i am drunk!!!ReplyDelete
love those scarecrows, we have a town nearby that does something similar!!!!
Nice shots of the boats in the harbour. I didn't realize the electric bikes kicked in when you were tiring. What a great invention. Glad you were able to enjoy your ride.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of sailboats. In our marina I would say the mix is 2/3 powerboats and 1/3 sailboats. We've been learning to sail in our small lake sailboat this summer. Until now it's been only powerboats for us. It's so different to move along to the swish of water rather than the roar of an engine. Also, the pace is much slower so you see more of your surroundings. The only problem is when the pace drops to zero. Then we crank up the kicker, lazy bums aren't we. - MargyReplyDelete