From Gravel Roads to Smooth Sailing.
[Photo: Fresh gravel on Crossley-Hunter Line. Yuck.]
I wanted to check on mud nests and swallows under Crossley-Hunter bridge (and currant bushes nearby), so I carefully travelled at 60 kph - on the county sideroad's fresh gravel and tar - and held a very straight line all the way to my usual creek-side parking spot.
Silence reigned under the bridge. Mud nests sat perfectly empty and not one swallow was on a wire or in the air. Where have they gone? Did the energetic birds raise a second family and head to a better feeding zone? As I'm regularly reminded, I guess I'd better Google it.
90 mud condos sit empty. I shall return.
Currants ripening? Not much flavour at the moment!
Once on Highway 73 (Imperial Road to Aylmer) I enjoyed clear skies and little wind on my run to Pt. Bruce. I stopped once to check on elderberry bushes near Copenhagen. Result - they need more time to ripen but birds have already been at them.
Once in Port Bruce I wandered about, enjoyed a BLT at the Corner View Cafe, and later went for a dip. Lake Erie is lovely this time of year and on a Monday there is lots of room on the beach to relax.
Photos from good vantage points:
Lotsa room to hang about on a Monday
Another motorcyclist sits near water's edge
Please link to Pt. Burwell, Pt. Bruce, BLT 4.