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Picnicking at McLean’s Pond

Last weekend we visited McLean’s Pond for the first time this season. The sun was shining and the weather unseasonably warm so we decided to take Sherry for a run and have a picnic lunch.

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The pond was still frozen solid and, in fact, there were two groups of ice fisherman in the middle of it.

Richard walked out to chat to one of the groups and to see how they were doing

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Even Sherry ventured out onto the ice for a short distance,

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but, in view of the notice in the car park I decided that someone needed to be more prudent and stay on dry land in case an emergency rescue should be necessary!

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March 14, 2015 Posted by | Living in Canada | , , , | Leave a comment

McLean Pond

Last weekend we decided to take advantage of the good weather and go on a picnic.  We took Sherry, our little Pom, with us and headed for Forgetmenot Pond, one of my favourite picnic spots.  Unfortunately the winter barrier across Highway 66 was still up at Elbow Falls so we had to turn back. Elbow Falls itself is still showing signs of the devastation caused by last year’s floods and has no place for picnicking.

Eventually we ended up at McLean Pond.  This was our second visit to the Pond, the first was in winter.  I was surprised to see that the water was still covered with ice as most of the waterways nearer town are already clear.  Two pairs of Canada geese which landed on the pond while we were there were definitely not impressed either, judging by their clamorous complaints as they waddled awkwardly across the ice.

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The few tables were already taken by other families out to bask in the sun but we found a handy log where we were finally able to enjoy our picnic.

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April 29, 2014 Posted by | Day Trips from Calgary, Living in Canada | , , | 1 Comment