Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Lovely Village of Westport

The photos have piled up from the road trips the most amazing man in the world and I took this summer, and I will share some of them with you throughout the next few weeks, or rather, months.

Today it's all about the lovely village of Westport, Ontario.

We take walks around the neighbourhood while we're there to get a feel for the area.

Westport Harbour

This tiny hidden gem with a population of less than 700 is about a 30 – 40 minute drive north of where we live. It is a very popular tourist destination, and we visit it every summer.

Wonderfully dilapidated!

The irises were in bloom when we were there.

The first settlers to the area arrived between 1810 and 1820, and the village of Westport was incorporated as an independent municipality in 1904. It is one of Ontario’s smallest ones.

Being near the water is very soul-soothing.

Double trouble...

It is surrounded by waterways, which is the primary reason why Westport appeals so much to me. As my regular blog visitors know, I’m always happiest by the water.

A boat lover's paradise.

I could have stayed here all day.

The weather during this year’s visit was overcast with little to no wind; ideal for capturing reflections in the water.

The water was amazingly calm that day.

I find this little home so charming.

Visiting this enchanting and picturesque village forces you to slow down and relax. And we certainly do that every time we’re there.

Some fluffy clouds would have been the icing on the cake, but at least there was no wind.

This view made me smile.

We are very fortunate to have such a quaint and charming location nearby, and look forward to our next visit.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!

28 comments:

  1. Wow, crazy clear reflections! Yes alas, we were too far away from Kingston, otherwise I would have set something up -- we flew into London and then drove to Stratford. But some day . . . SOME DAY!

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    1. Yes, definitely some day, Debra. It'll be really awesome to meet. Looking forward to it.

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  2. A cute little town! Nice reflection pics.

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    1. It was a perfect day for reflection shots. Nicer clouds would have been perfect, but you can't have everything!

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  3. It's been years since I was on a boat

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  4. What are those orange things on the water?

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  5. beautiful photos of Westport. Thanks for introducing us to this place.

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    1. It's a nice little village to visit. If you're ever near there, Christine, make sure to stop by.

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  6. Absolutely love this post, Martha! The Ministry of Tourism really should hire you - you've done more for our beautiful province than anyone I know. It is soothing to the soul just looking at your lovely photographs!

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    1. Thank you, Francie! This comment really made my day. You know, I honestly would love a job like that!

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  7. Looks like a beautiful place! Love the bridge and pretty little homes!

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    1. It's a very pretty area. We enjoy visiting every year, and taking photos.

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    1. I enjoy your outlook. Sure, bad days come but on the whole, life is rootin' tootin' good.

      Tim is bringing home pizza and pumpkins tonight. I'm getting the last of the chores done so we can go into the house all clean for the weekend.

      As the weekend will be a NO-CHORE-ZONE, for me.

      Cheers and have a Spooktacular Day :-)

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    2. You bet it is. I don't let a bad day or two keep me down. It's so much easier to be happy, no?

      Mmmm...pizza! I can live on that. And this is pumpkin season. There are so many amazing recipes to be made this time of year. I should bake a pumpkin pie for the family. Love it. And pumpkin-type soup. Love that, too. And pumpkin patties...yummy... and on and on...

      A weekend that is chore-free is the best weekend!

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  9. Oh may goodness photo image number 12 -- stopped me in my tracks -- WOW weeeeeeeee! It's my favorite today - yes indeed it made me smile with absolutely wonderment on the beauty yu were able to capture-- too...Like to visit there someday..
    HUgs

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    1. Thanks, Kris. And thanks for stopping by. Come by and visit anytime. It's always fun to see new people.

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  10. Great visit! There aren't enough of these quaint places to visit.

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  11. Oh, my goodness, you captured the reflections in the water beautifully! So stunning! And the village looks so calm and peaceful.

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    1. It is very calm and peaceful. And a wonderful way to spend the day. Very relaxing.

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  12. this is all so beautiful, thanks for sharing the loveliness Martha, have a great day xo

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  13. What a charming little village, Martha! And thanks for introducing it here. I can see why you like to visit Westport.
    That last shot is breathtaking!!

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    1. It makes for a wonderful road trip. And it's very close to home, which is even better. Thanks for stopping by, Jim!

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