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Weekend at Pigeon Lake

We went to Pigeon Lake for the weekend.  A three hour drive door to door (on the way back – on the way there, due to stops for gas and coffee and missing our turnoff from 13W, it took 4 hours)  We didn’t take our boat with us as we only had one full day there and planned to explore a little.

The condo-cottage was comfortable and well equipped other than bedding and towels which we had to take with us.  A barbecue and chairs on the deck,  a fire pit and a white chain fence surrounding a green lawn made sitting outside very inviting, even without the bonus of the lake being just across the road from us.

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We went for a number of walks around the little hamlet of Mulhurst Bay and along the lakeside.  Then spent Saturday afternoon driving around the lake which was fun, although much of the time the road takes you away from the water.  There are many little side roads to explore which do take you down to the beaches, but we’ll need to go back again to see them all.

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Mulhurst Bay is on the north side of the lake.  Driving down the south side we came upon the Village at Pigeon Lake which is a quaint little village with a number of shops. We did some shopping for our evening barbecue and sat outside one of the shops eating ice cream.

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Sherry also had some fun exploring.

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Evenings were spent playing rummy kub (of course).  Despite a sinus headache which plagued me all weekend we had a lovely time and will return, next time with the boat and fishing gear.

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September 12, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Walking in Saskatoon

A few weeks ago we went to Saskatoon for Asher’s graduation from high school.

While we were there we visited the University of Saskatchewan where Tracy is attending medical school and did a short walk around the grounds. The U of S is a research university and was founded as an agricultural college in 1907.  Its beautiful campus is on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.

 

We also took the opportunity to visit the Museum of Natural Sciences in the geology building of the University.  While small by most museum standards it was a fascinating journey through the evolution of life. The exhibits include living plants and animals as well as fossils, rocks and minerals – geological and paleontological specimens.    The exhibits continue in the corridors of the building with the first floor displaying minerals, rocks and meteorites and information panels explaining the causes of earthquakes and  volcanoes, and the second floor exhibits featuring the theory of evolution beginning with ancient seas , through ice age mammals to early human beings.

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University of Saskatchewan

We also found time to walk a portion of the Meewasin Trail which follows the South Saskatchewan River, running along both sides of the river, through well kept parks as well as natural areas where there is a good possibility of meeting up with the wildlife which frequent this area.

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August 1, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

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December 31, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Canadian Skies

I still remember clearly the first time I ever looked at the sky in Canada.  It was sixteen years ago that I flew into Vancouver that night.  Born and bred in South Africa, this was my first venture into the northern hemisphere and I stepped off the plane, jet-lagged after 2 days of international travel, and walked out of the airport into a bitterly cold, strange, white world.

I drove with my daughter and her husband through Vancouver to catch the last ferry across to the Island where they were living.  After landing in Victoria we continued our journey through the dark to the little village of Shawnigan Lake.  With the voluble excitement of our reunion over for the moment, I leant back in my seat and gazed out of the window at the sky.

Of all the new sights and experiences it was the sight of that alien sky which suddenly made me realize just how far I was from home.  I’m no expert on astrology and could probably not name more than 3 or 4 of the constellations that grace our southern skies, but their absence made such an unexpected impact on me that even now, after 13 years of visiting and 3 years of living in Canada, that first impression of a foreign sky still remains with me.

December 22, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment

Hello world!

Having written a great many articles for other blog sites I thought it was time to start my own, so, hello world, welcome to WordsWorkInc.

May 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment