Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. ~Walt Whitman
A few weeks back, my friend Dakshina and I decided to take a mini road trip to see how the autumn colours might present themselves to us. Most of the leaves had not begun to change in earnest but we still enjoyed the day which found us less than an hour from Peterborough. We looked around a few places and I'll revisit a couple of the others with you soon. Today's post will cover our first stop.
This is Young's Point where you can find one of the many locks which make up the Trent-Severn waterway.
The changing leaves were a nice contrast of colour against the blue of the sky and water.
This heritage truss bridge has been preserved for pedestrian use only. It was built in 1885, and remains one of the oldest metal bridges in Ontario.
As you can see, the autumn colours were only beginning to emerge.
This tree seems to be displaying every autumn shade there is.
Those colours reflected nicely in the water over on the other side of the lock bridge.
Also reflecting nicely were the simple vertical white lines of the gate - which took on a life of their own in the water.
I also couldn't help but notice the various weathered textures which were currently above water level.
This odd little collection of yard art caught my attention from the other side of the waterway.
The tones and textures of this tree bark were lovely.
Here, have a closer look.
We found this nice spot where boats could be moored and legs could be rested. It was a lovely day and a beautiful location.
On to Woodview and Burleigh Falls, next post.