OMG, I have been AWOL for quite some time. I blame my bike, lol. As soon as the snow melted I hopped on and so far have not stopped riding.
I'm having an amazing summer and get out whenever I can, weather permitting. We've had a crazy hot summer...global warming is real when we have a heatwave in Northern Ontario, Canada! We had an entire week of temps higher than 100 F, which we are totally not used to. Some nights it was even hot at night.
I was having to wait until after 7 or 8 pm to ride my bike, which meant short rides as it gets dark at 9:30 PM here.
Thankfully we're back to our normal weather now, and yesterday I was able to leave the house earlier than usual. I spent the entire day on my bike and it was wonderful.
Here are some photos; I hope you'll like them.
This is an abandoned building near the bike trail. I think it is cool looking.
I stopped and had a nice break on this bench. The wind gusts were up to 40 km/hour so it got super windy, but it was a nice relief from the heat. I was so hot my clothes were soaking wet and I drank my entire bottle of water and had to buy more. The wind was lovely and dried me off, lol.
The trail runs behind the Bushplane Museum, and it's fun to see the tiny water and bush planes. Some are still in use and it's amazing to watch them take off and land in the river.
On the way home I popped in to see the wildlife on Whitefish Island. There were several beavers, ducks, geese, loons, squirrels, chipmunks, and redwinged blackbirds here. The chipmunks were angry because I didn't bring seeds for them. One tried to climb my bike, lol.
I stayed to watch the sun set and enjoyed watching the clouds and sky change colours.
This shot, below is my favorite. Geese on the pond under cotton candy clouds, which are reflected in the water.
I ordered a new camera, an inexpensive offbrand GoPro type of deal, and can't wait until it comes in. I'm planning another bike camping trip for August, but in the meantime, I am thinking of riding out to the beach tomorrow, just for the day. It will be almost 20 km one way, so a 40 km bike ride round trip. I'll have to wake up early so I can ride in the morning, spend the afternoon at the beach, and ride home in the evening, before it gets dark. Yesterday's ride was 25 km and exhausted me, but it was super hot. Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler, so we'll see.
Thanks for popping in. I hope you're having a nice summer too!