Perth for Lunch

Back in mid-August, I spent a couple days in Ottawa freeloading off my brother who was there for a conference (more on that in a later post). On the way to Ottawa, I stopped in downtown Perth for some lunch at a Mexican restaurant on the river. I spent a little bit of time walking…

Toronto Zoo

Back in August, we took the family to the Toronto Zoo. We used to have a membership here until life just got too busy. This was our first time back in about 4 years. We spent the entire day checking out all the exhibits we could before jumping on the Zoomobile for a couple laps.…

Quaker Oats Trail

This is a spot I’ve wanted to photograph for a while, but had no idea how to access it. It’s a portion of the Otonabee River south of a dam, where the water levels fluctuate depending on how open the dam is. Two weeks ago, our camera club visited this location when there was minimal…

Haroldtown Conservation Area

A couple weeks back, I was on vacation while the rest of the family was either at work or daycare, so I thought I’d visit Haroldtown Conservation Area for some mountain biking and hiking to test out a new camera. After going over the handlebars on a steep rocky section of trail, I decided to…

Quick Stop in Perth

On the way back from our summer vacation we stopped in Perth, Ontario for some lunch and a walk around the park to stretch our legs. Downtown Perth is much different than the part along Highway 7. It has a really historic feel and I couldn’t resist snapping a couple shots before jumping back in…

CFS Lac Saint Denis

Last week, our family (and 3 others) spent a week in a cottage in the Laurentians in Quebec (more on that in a future post). About a 1 minute drive from the cottage was the, now abandoned, Canadian Forces Station Lac Saint Denis, an old radar station part of the Pinetree Line sites built in 1949. It…

Lang Grist Mill and Hope Mill

Last week, the camera club went to a couple mills just north of Keene, Ontario. Both of these I’ve been to several times and have even brought the large format camera with me. It’s been a while since I’ve had it out, so it was fun to go through the time consuming process of making…