Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
~ John Muir
Let's continue on from last week's post about our October day trip. When we left off, we were having a nice rest on a bench in Young's Point. Now it's time to head north to Woodview.
We pulled off of the highway here and there to see where the side roads might take us. This lovely path got narrower and narrower. We decided to turn around before it became too difficult to do.
In Woodview, we stopped in at a restaurant called Uncle George's just off Highway 62. I'd been there a couple of times before and had not been disappointed. This time was no different. This is a quick snap of the view to the right of our table. To the left was a fridge full of homemade pies and other goodies which made me realize that it's a good thing that place is a little too far from home.
After lunch, we headed back south and stopped on along a side road which took us to the shores of Stony Lake for a brief look around.
We marveled at how a tree could grow so strongly out of a rock like that.
With a closer look at water level, we could see a lot more growth had taken root. I was likin' the lichen.
There were interesting, weathered textures all over the place.
Like here, amid the rope, the shells and other stuff.
A tiny aster was growing in front of an upturned boat.
Once we were done exploring that area, we moved a couple of clicks south to Burleigh Falls. The falls are rather swift but the drop is more horizontal than vertical and I didn't snap any photos at the cascade's peak. Instead, we made our way to a spot just beyond the action.
We found a small footpath which brought us to a rocky spot with a view of still more trees growing from unlikely ground.
Here's a view from a different direction when looking to the shoreline just beyond the rocky outcrop.
This tree has a pretty impressive will to survive. Nature is so amazing that way.
As the day began to darken, we made our way back to Peterborough, looking forward to the next time we will head out day tripping.
More photos coming up before too long.