Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Welcome to Meaford

Well, we finally have internet after waiting for 5 days for it to work!   So I can welcome you to Meaford.  Our new home is 25 minutes straight north of the old one, in the town of Meaford, a town of something over 5000 population on the shores of Georgian Bay.  It's certainly going to be different living in town, and on a tiny lot rather than our 2.5 acres in the country.  But we're looking forward to it.

I'm not the type to post pictures of the house; to me it's just a "base of operations".  With a tiny lot, I'll be out exploring elsewhere every day.  But this is the view out back from the chair where I sit with my morning coffee reading blogs, over the Meaford Golf Course.  I'm sure it will be interesting to watch it change with the seasons.

And I will show you our red front door, since its reputation seems to have preceded us, at least among our friends here - as in "Just look for the house with the red door".  We like to think it portrays a sense of adventure!

And we will be getting some sunsets here. This photo was taken 100 feet out on the golf course behind the house the other night.  Expect to see more.

But what attracts me about Meaford, after our friends, is the landscape.  Above all, we're on Georgian Bay, and I anticipate spending lots of time along the waterfront.  You'll probably get tired of pictures of the bay.  This was last Friday.

The geology of the area is interesting, and I'll be trying to learn more about it.  These are the claybanks just east of town where we went paddling this summer.  You'll can also hike in to the top of the slope.

It's the Bighead River that flows into Meaford harbour, and Trout Hollow Trail extends along both sides of the river.  Trout Hollow was the location of a sawmill in the mid-1800's, where the peripatetic John Muir spent 2 years working (in between his botanical explorations).  I'm certainly going to be spending more time here.  This is the view that Muir would have had out the front of the cabin he stayed in during his time in Canada.

Finally, I was down at the harbour today in between errands, and spotted this Jolly Roger pirate flag.  A good omen for our new life here I thought.  Hope you'll continue joining me.

24 comments:

  1. Congrats--Congrats--Congrats...... Love your golf course view. We live on a golf course also---and tonight there were 10 deer on the fairway (at dusk)..... Gorgeous.

    You will love all of that water in your area ---and living in town can be much more convenient than living away from town.....

    Thanks for sharing and glad you have your internet now.
    Hugs
    Betsy

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  2. Oh My!!! What a view for that morning coffee, and a front door that says " Here we are". So glad internet is up and running as it should be. Congrats as Betsy has sent on to you both. Now, for me, the most important room is Mrs F.G.'s quilting and craft area. I guess there are still boxes to unpack, furniture and sewing machine to get in the right place. Hope all is well there too.

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  3. Glad you finally have internet. Your new home looks lovely. looking forward to seeing the new area through your pictures.

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  4. good luck in your beautiful new home, i think you made a wise choice. i adore your view and that red door!! i hope the golfers have good aim!!! hehehe

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  5. Welcome home! Love the red door!

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  6. At last you got the internet. Hurray! Your new house looks beautiful with red door welcoming all. Beautiful river:)

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  7. Good luck in your new home. It has been about 5 years since I was in Meadford. I used to like eating at The Leeky Canoe.

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  8. Nice that you are settled in , love the red front door.
    Having been raised as a child on Georgian bay I will never tire of your photos of the bay. So many great memories.

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  9. I don't think I ever get tired of water pictures. The jolly roger above the Canadian flag?

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  10. It looks like you have great adventures in store in a beautiful place, FG.

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  11. You are going to love Meaford, no doubt about that. Love the red doors.
    The water, golf course and quiet coffees on the back porch sound wonderful.

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  12. I love your view from your chair! And your red front door is perfect. And I also look forward to the pictures of the bay. How can I get tired of them? That's like getting tired of waterfalls. Can't do it. :-)

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  13. I think I could live in a well insulated shed as long as there was a great view over an expanse of land. After all, we don't want to have to look after all that do we? It will be really nice looking over the golf course in the winter! Imagine the critters that might pass by!

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  14. Hello, YAY for the internet. Your red door and house look beautiful. I like the views and scenic photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  15. It must feel great to be back in business again. You also have new stuff to blog about. Moving a a lot of work and headache.

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  16. Great that you now have internet once again. What a beautiful view out your window and I love your red door.
    Much happiness to you and Mrs FG in your new home.

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  17. It's got to be good to be settled in again!

    The claybanks are quite dramatic.

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  18. Enjoy exploring your new neighborhood and its natural features, we'll enjoy our journeys with you -- but watch out for the pirates.

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  19. Wow, are you not blessed to have this chapter in your life?

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  20. Hi Furry...
    All I can say is WOW!!!
    Enjoy!!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  21. Love your red door, the pretty scenery and the fun Jolly Roger flag. Hope you have a wonderful time in your new home.

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  22. I like your red door! I hope you like your new place, less yard to keep up with for sure and maybe more time to explore and take photos:)

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