Thursday, March 13, 2014
Walking on Water
For a change, I'm rather up to date with photos. These were taken a little over a week ago.
The day broke in pastel shades of loveliness.
My younger son, Alex was visiting for the weekend and was sleeping in the next room. I miss living, breathing, laughing and simply being under the same roof as this man child of mine. But for this weekend, my boy was with me and all was good. As the day progressed, we lingered over a hearty breakfast - something in which none of us tend to indulge but the occasion of his visit seemed to call for it.
It was a pleasant day, just as the dawn had predicted and Alex and I decided to take Benny for a walk on a path I'd never travelled before - at least not in winter.
Beneath our feet was the frigid waters of Lake Baptiste. Thankfully, there were a couple of feet of ice between our boots and the water. That's Blueberry Island sitting way across the bay, and it was our destination for today.
Benny was thrilled to be off leash for a change and spent his energy running ahead and then back again to greet us. Snowmobile paths made for an easy route to follow.
The water, snow, rain and wind have all done their part to smooth the bark off of these wood specimens.
I think my son also enjoyed the freedom of walking on water. He soon picked up the pace and sprinted across the bay, with Benny in hot pursuit.
It took us about a half hour to get there. Benny and Alex arrived before I did.
It would be cool to have their energy.
Once we got across the bay, it was lovely to see Blueberry Island up close and personal.
In other seasons, it's a popular spot for rock climbing. And for getting stuck. In November, the guys who are working on our house watched as a helicopter was needed to rescue a few climbers who were stranded on Blueberry's face. I was taken with the crags, holes, swirls, cracks and layers on this rocky beauty.
Snowfalls, melts and freezes resulted in enormous icicles in a few places.
By now, the wind had picked up and was blowing those clouds pretty quickly. It was time to head home.
We walked back against the wind and found it to be pretty chilly at times but our cozy home awaited our return. This is how it looks like from the lake. You can see that renovations are ongoing.
Thanks for walking with us. I'll be back with more photos before too much longer.