Yesterday was another off and on again rainy day. Jennie was in an organizing mood and went through the inside of the RV. I fixed a cooling fan on our fridge, cleaned the summer’s accumulation of bugs off the front and did an oil change on our generator.
For some reason the generator seems to be working again. A few times that I tried it, it would start fine and produce around 120 volts. Then after a few minutes it would spike to around 145 and our surge protector would cut it off. Yesterday it ran fine for about 1/2 hour with both AC units on, the water heater and the microwave. I don’t like it when things fix themselves. It is sure to happen again.
It was another weird weather day today. The forecast called for a 30% chance of rain. The sky was mostly very dark and threatening but every once in a while we would get a burst of bright sunshine. We never did get any rain.
We decided to head up to the close by Frontenac Provincial Park to do a hike.
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This park is all about back country camping and canoeing. They also have a lot of hiking trails but most are too long for us. We decided on the 8 km long Bufflehead Trail. We never did find out the meaning of the name.
We had a guest in the parking lot (actually I guess we are the guests).
We did the loop in the counter clockwise direction. The first part that heads north east was a nice walk in a fairly open young forest.
We took both cameras so I am in a few shots.
There were not a lot of flowers but lots of strange fungi.
As I said the sun peeked though once in a while.
We wondered what kind of tracks these were. We didn’t think they were from a dog.
Once we turned the corner to head west we followed a narrow ridge that had a series of beaver ponds below it on one side and a long marsh below on the other.
At one point the trail went down to the marsh. Looking one way.
and the other.
There were a lot of interconnected ponds.
We always passed between them at the beaver dam.
We had our lunch overlooking one of the ponds.
We passed a lot of these on the ground. I had though they might be chestnuts but Jennie didn’t think so.
Checking out the tree.
There were lots of milkweed pods.
We did many short ups and downs as we went from side to side on the ridge or had to manoeuvre around the ponds.
Jennie catches so much stuff beside the trail that I miss.
The last bit of the trail was a part of the access road that we had driven in on.
On the way home we stopped and bought the ingredients for a BBQ steak dinner for us, our friend and her daughter. She is heading off to a cottage on Thursday so I think we will head home then as well. We have to be there for a wedding on Saturday.