20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Monday, 31 December 2018

Another Memorable Year

Our memories of 2018 includes friends (both new and old), family, travel and housesitting in the UK, Spain and France as well as a change of scenery as both ourselves and our daughter and son-in-law purchased new homes this year. While we're not ready to sell our Elliot Lake property just yet, John and I are grateful for the opportunity to explore the nation's capital this winter at our leisure. 

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Rain, Sleet and Snow - OH NO!

The temperatures have dropped considerably since mid October and we've endured rain, sleet and snow - often all within the same day! While driving from Elliot Lake to Ottawa at the end of last month we experienced our first snowfall of the season. Thankfully, by the time we reached Mattawa most of it had melted, but there was still a layer on the top of the picnic table.

Mattawa, Ontario

Sunday, 21 October 2018

October Splendour

From a visual standpoint autumn in northern Ontario is spectacular and while we were concerned 2018 may not fare as well colour wise as previous years (due to this summer's drought) our worries proved to be unfounded.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Ferry, Friends & Fall

September has come and (almost) gone which is a shame because it's our favourite month of the year here in northern Ontario. The temperature is moderate, there are virtually no bugs and the vibrant fall colours are a spectacle that continue to amaze. Add friends, another Chi-Cheemaun ferry ride from South Baymouth to Tobermory and a second successful cataract eye surgery to the mix and what's not to love?

Lake Huron from Fred & Maxine's deck

Friday, 10 August 2018

Chi-Cheemaun, Cataracts & Coons

My primary goal this summer was to keep the calendar clear to accommodate my cataract surgery and once the dates were set the next item on the agenda was to ensure we arrived at the hospital in southern Ontario on schedule. (My right eye surgery was a week ago on August 3.) The forest fires, especially the Parry Sound 33 fire, were worrisome so we opted to take the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island to Tobermory.