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SkyWatch Friday!

Posted by Lorac Thursday, 27 August 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Recently I went to the Bruce Peninsula, "Halfway Log Dump" on beautiful Lake Huron. Here are a couple of more pics from that area. It isn't what you think when you say dump. This was a log "dump" back in the logging days or a halfway point for the logs on the way to the mills. 
Every way you turned there was something to take a picture of!
This is all limestone rock. It is very white in the water and that is why it turns an azure colour. Walking through here I could feel the history around us, from the natives paddling their canoes on the lake for hundreds of years, pioneers logging and fishing the lake for a living, to modern day man enjoying what the lake has to offer. All around in the limestone is evidence of another time. Fossils are every where in the stone. I stand on top of the rocks warmed in the sunshine and marvel at the beauty!
Trees reach for the sky with a precarious hold on the cliffs.

 
It wouldn't be the same to have a post without a sky reflection! The dark shadows are brightened with a wee bit of blue.

 Bear Rump Island in the distance, sky clearing from a lackluster grey to a softly brushed blue. The air was warm and a gentle breeze was blowing the scent of clean water and evergreen around us.
  The water is clear, cold and so inviting! Shall we go for a dip?
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17 comments

  1. BeachILike Says:
  2. I know it is skywatch, but I love the color of the sea more this time. Want to dip my feet in there, wanna know how cool water is.

     
  3. Lorac Says:
  4. Hi Beachlike! The water is cool and lovely! Thanks for dropping by.

     
  5. J Bar Says:
  6. Great scenes.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

     
  7. Rocks Says:
  8. I love the third picture :) beautiful photos!

     
  9. Lorac Says:
  10. J Bar - Thanks!It's a spot I will be revisiting!

    Rocks - I am a bit of a reflection hound. I always look for them!Thanks for visiting.

     
  11. Louise Says:
  12. The rock really makes the water a beautiful color. Lovely post.

     
  13. luna miranda Says:
  14. the last photo looks so inviting i'd like to dive right in.:P

     
  15. karen Says:
  16. I love that reflection shot, and of course the last photo. The clarity of that water is just stunning!

     
  17. VioletSky Says:
  18. Love the colours in the last shot - shades of greens to blues to hints of purple in the sky.

     
  19. JOE TODD Says:
  20. Thanks for the tour. Years and years ago I flew over Bear's Rump Island in a small plane on my way to Lake Penage. Looks like a great place to visit

     
  21. Lorac Says:
  22. Louise - I have never seen water that colour anywhere else in Ontario. Thanks for visiting!

    luna miranda -Every time I look at the photos I want to go right back but it is a 2 hour drive. Not something I can do during the week!

    Karen- My compulsion to show reflections shots! I really like them. They provide a different way to look at the world.

    VioletSky - I couldn't believe the opportunities there . Everywhere!

    Joe Todd - Such a cool name for an island. One of the things I like about Ontario, many of the original native names were kept.

     
  23. darsden Says:
  24. absolutely beautiful pictures and the water is chystal clear, reminds me of the bahamas, just lovely :-) thank you for visiting my lil blog world today I really appreciate it.

     
  25. Lorac Says:
  26. darsden - You have a great site. Thanks for visiting! The water there does look like tropical waters.

     
  27. Lorac: That is one beautiful place to visit. Funny name, log dump, glad you explained it.

     
  28. Lorac Says:
  29. Fishing Guy- I have to admit I was curious about the name too!

     
  30. Delwyn Says:
  31. Hi Lorac

    the limestone does make for a beautiful coloured lake - is it too cold for swimming?

    Happy days

     
  32. I think I need to take a road trip to the Bruce Peninsula soon. I feel so inspired by these photos. ;-)

     

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