And this is a view that does just that, from a tiny bit of beach where I can access the water. Looking past the Bayfield Headland on the left, the open water on the right leads straight north into Georgian Bay.
Since I can't get out and about for pictures, I gathered some in advance, and this week I'm going to lead you through my thinking about the significant things of interest to me here in our new home town. Getting myself oriented was step one. Over the next few days I'll tell you a bit about the river, the geology, 'The Base', industrial history and the harbour, local heroes like Beautiful Joe, and the time spent here by the great conservationist John Muir in the 1860's. Don't know what comes after that, but join me as I get to know my new community.
Maps - you would not believe the awkward series of steps I went through to produce those maps above, and they're still terrible! I first photographed the map images off my computer screen, from Google Maps. I then edited those images and pulled them into a Word document, where I could use the draw function to add the lines and labels. I printed those, and then I photographed them, loading the new images back onto the computer. There has to be a better way!! Any suggestions for how I can best learn to produce maps like these, where I add my own labels and lines, would be much appreciated.
Snow has turned from light fluffy flakes with -10° temperatures, to just above freezing now, and it's great packing snow for a snowball fight or snowman building. Tomorrow some light drizzle.