Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Swan Lake Trail

 The weather cleared up enough today that we were able to get out onto one of the park's trails. We decided to go with the shortest of the trails today, just to get ourselves used to it. It's listed as 1.5 km, and gently goes up and over the large rocks around the lake, along with a boardwalk to get across the neck of the lake.
 This is the lake the trail is named for. The trail goes all the way around it, and we ended up on the rocks that you can see in this picture. There is something about the shapes and the colours that are found in the rocks in this part of Ontario that I find to be totally magical.
 We found this little flower growing out of one of the rocks. I have no idea what it is, though. It almost looks like a water lily, except that is was growing in rock, not water.
 This shot is taken from the end of the hike where there was a boardwalk rest area. It was a short trail, but with all the stops for picture taking and admiring the view and listening to the wind in the trees and the birds, it took us about 2 1/2 hours to do a relatively short and easy trail. If the weather turns out as promised tomorrow, we'll do one of the longer trails. As for now, and the rest of the evening, it's time to make some supper, and then some knitting to keep me occupied. It's a little too chilly this evening for sitting outside around a fire, and even if we could, the mosquitoes will pick us up and carry us away. They are vicious!!  If it's warmer tomorrow evening, we'll break out the citronella candles and see if that might help keep them away.

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