Welcome! Once again we have been out and about...but this time not just in Manitoba, but also in a little bit of South-Western Ontario. You will not believe the lovely places that we have seen. Come along with me as we explore a dam that was built in 1909 and then a lovely little city built on the rocky shores of Lake of the Woods.
Manitoba has over 100,000 lakes within it's borders, everywhere you travel you see lakes.
We saw these darling little fawns by the side of the road, in a populated area. They are not the least bit afraid of humans. Their mama is close by...now to the old Pinawa Dam.
The Pinawa Dam, built in 1909 on the Winnipeg River. It is no longer in use, it was replaced by the Seven Sisters Dam, which is also built on the Winnipeg River in another area. This area is a part of the Canadian Shield which consists of rocks, rocks and more rocks.
This swinging bridge is also in the Pinawa area.
Now to the gorgeous little city of Kenora, Ontario.
Here I am pretending to drive the Boise Cascade tugboat out onto the Lake of the Woods, can you see the bridge in the background, I've just passed under that...yes, I'm just pretending, but I would really love to drive a tug someday! Drive, is that the right terminology? As I mentioned earlier, Kenora is in a hilly area on the very shores of the Lake of the Woods.
This little fellow made an appearance while we were waiting for the Goodwill Geyser to show itself. You will see it in photos below, it is out in the lake several meters from shore. There is a trail that follows the lake shore for several kilometers, as you can see below.
It was nearly dark by the time that we left. I couldn't bear to leave, it is such a lovely little city.
That's me standing there, I am trying to take in all of the beauty. Below, you see the Goodwill Geyser, it was built by the Rotary Club.
The MS Kenora coming to shore after touring the lake for several hours.
Unfortunately, we did not have our camera with us when we toured the lake with our friends on their boat. We were out for most of the day and didn't get any pictures. The only thing I can compare the Lake of the Woods to, is the trip across the Juan De Fuca to Vancouver Island. I felt like I was looking at islands in that area. Their beauty is beyond description. We are still on the Canadian Shield here and the islands all consist of craggy rocks and trees...just gorgeous!
I hope you enjoyed all of my photos today, I know it was a lot to take in.
Have a beautiful week!