So things are quiet at home once again. Everyone has gone back to their respective homes and we’re slowly getting back to our normal routine. My husband and I are creatures of habit, and we become a little unbalanced when our quiet and consistent days spin out of control and there’s an overwhelming amount of stimuli surrounding us. Our lives are probably about as exciting as watching paint dry to extroverts like my brother who would go insane if he spent his days the way we do. But we make no apologies. We are both introverts and we like it this way.
Anyway, enough rambling. You’re not here for that. You’re here because I invited you in yesterday’s post to return today for a glimpse of the waterfront area of the Lemoine Point Conservation Area. So let’s get to it...
There is 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) of shoreline in the area, which I obviously won’t show in its entirety in this post, but you’ll get a glimpse of how pretty it is.
I don’t know what it is about oceans, rivers, lakes, or any other body of water, but I feel an intense sense of serenity when I’m near it. I’m drawn to these areas like a fish, and seek them out as often as possible.
Do you see the little island straight ahead? There are days when I want to be on a place like that. Away from it all. Alone. Well, I'd probably take my husband with me.
There are homes running along one area of this waterfront. They must cost a small fortune.
As I’ve written before, Kingston is surrounded by water and Kingstonians take full advantage of that fact.
I’m not into these types of activities personally, but I do like watching others enjoying them.
As we walked along, we bumped into many duck families.
Of course, I had to get closer and take photos. I must have snapped close to a gazillion, but don’t be afraid, I’ll only share a few.
Look how many kids this mama duck has. How does she keep track of all of them? How does she stay sane? [snort]
And she looks so good for such a busy mama. I have only two kids and it doesn’t take me long to become unraveled.
One of her babies was very curious and inched its way closer to us. Isn’t this little one the sweetest, cutest thing? Don’t you just want to kiss the top of its head? [squeal]
Mama duck was not pleased. She kept a very close eye on me as I moved closer to her baby with my camera. “One wrong move, camera lady, and you’re fish bait.”
Most of the trails are elevated, and you can see the lake from up above, but there are stairs along the way that give you an opportunity to get down to the shoreline.
Obviously we went down a few times to take a closer look.
And every single shoreline offers a spectacular view...
...opportunities for interesting photos...
...and quiet retreats where you can kick back, relax...
...and be thankful for glorious days such as this one.
If you ever find yourself in Kingston, and you love nature, make sure to stop in at Lemoine Point Conservation Area. It is well worth the visit. I'll even join you if you'd like.