Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bikes and Sights: By The Lake

 “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” 
- Loren Eiseley -

Many of our cycling outings this summer were along waterfront trails, which there is no shortage of in Kingston and the surrounding areas. Below are some photos that were taken while riding along Lake Ontario one lovely evening...way back in July.

There was the constant threat of rain, but we decided to chance it.

You could hardly distinguish between the lake and the sky.

Most of our trail was through Lake Ontario Park.

Oh! What's this? And how do we get closer to it?

Getting closer...

This leads to...

...this. We found a path to it!

We got off our bikes and walked over to get a closer look at this photographic treasure.

The most amazing man in the world taking a look around at the gorgeous view.

A view of  Lake Ontario Park from across.

With no wind, the water was very still. And magical.

There is nothing more relaxing for me than being near the water.

An adorable little island near the park. I can use one of these. How about you?

I am so grateful to be living in an area where you’re always just a hop, skip and jump away from a body of water; my go-to place for the soul-soothing, stress-relieving, mind-clearing and spirit-renewing that I require from time to time.

Thanks for coming along on this cycling adventure!

Happy October, everyone! I hope it’s a great month for all of you.

27 comments:

  1. So is that big boat, like, a barge or something? I ask as a landlocked prairie girl.

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    1. I'm guessing that's what it is. My knowledge of boats is next to nil!

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  2. Thank you for this post, Martha! Many of these photos and views are also some of my favourite haunts to visit too :) You are so right about the soothing calm of the water. I even love it when it is in a storm with high waves and spray. Thanks for this today, as I will be too busy to visit it myself.

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    1. I LOVE those types of days, Cathy...when the waves are crashing against the rocks. There is something so soothing about that. Lake Ontario Park is one of my favourite spots in this beautiful city.

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  3. Looks like a nice place for a bike ride. Glad the rain stayed away.

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    1. It's wonderfully scenic, and a great way to spend time.

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  4. What a wonderful place for a bike ride! I love the water, too. It calms me and makes me happy. I miss the ocean like crazy lately. That ship is awesome for picture taking :) :)

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    1. That ship was one of the best sightings on this biking adventure. I never leave home without a camera. You just never know what you'll run across!

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  5. I fixed it yeah! hey do you see me across the Ottawa River, I'm waving!!!! I'm too tired for visiting more I've been at it for over 7 hours, but hey success! back tomorrow !

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    1. That's wonderful, Lorraine! I'd hate for you to disappear from the blogging world.

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  6. What is that ship used for? I have never seen anything like it.

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    1. I don't think it's being used for anything right now, and I have no idea what it was for previously. I've tried looking up info but can't find anything. I'll have to ask around.

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  7. I feel at peace looking at your photos today, lovely!

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    1. I'm glad it has that effect on you, Christine. That's how we felt that day.

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  8. Good on you for not letting a little threat of rain keep you home. You saw some great scenery.

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    1. Sometimes you just have to chance it. Thank goodness we did, because we would have lost out on a great day.

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  9. Very nice and it is hard to tell the difference in that one photo between sky and water.

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  10. Neat photos! It's awesome how the sky and water blend together so well!

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    1. It was a great day to be out and about. Very relaxing.

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  11. A lovely look at our beautiful lake! Stunning colours,

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    1. Thanks, Francie. I am thrilled that we live so close to the water.

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  12. Martha, I like your cycling adventures and can tell that it was the BEST decision to cycle around this summer and really see the incredible things off the beaten path.
    I would love if Ron and I got bikes again and started exploring the countryside. The only way to go.
    That island would be lovely eh? No one to bug you!! (Ron would love it too!!)

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    1. Biking has been the highlight of this summer; we saw so many things we wouldn't have seen otherwise. We will continue to ride as long as we can, and then resume in the spring. I think you and Ron would definitely enjoy it. Yes, that island would be great!

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