After we went mini golfing, we drove down to the beach and pier area and took a walk.
This is from the pier facing southeast toward the Marina. The water was rough and there wasn't a lot of boats on the lake.
This is the channel where the boats head out to and come in from the lake.
Waves breaking onto the shore. It was cool in this area and a nice breeze was blowing. The sound of the water lapping at the shore was soothing.
Here is one small boat heading out. Brave souls were on board. At one point the breakers lifted the front of it completely off the water. As they passed us, we could see there was three adults and one child on board. The only person wearing a life jacket was the child. Foolish with the lake as rough as it was.
And can you believe with water and wind conditions the way they were that this man was taking a child out in a canoe. We watched them for a long time. As they drew nearer to the lake entrance, the water was rougher. The boy was clinging to the sides of the canoe for dear life. As the water turned the canoe sideways several times, we expected it to capsize.
Finally the guy got smart and the canoe headed back to land. Thank goodness because if they had entered the lake the canoe wouldn't have made it.
A larger boat coming in and another directly behind it. Only one boat went out the entire time we were in this area.
Looking down the pier. I was talking to this lady who was playing the accordian and singing. She is unemployed and was entertaining the people to make money to buy groceries. She had a nice sum in Canadian and American dollars in the accordian case.
There were lots of gulls along the channel. More continued to land here after the photo was taken. Even they didn't like the conditions on the lake.
A memorial the to fishermen who have died on Lake Erie. There are names all around the base. I remember when five men died when a fishing boat was caught in a storm a few years back.
Brandon and hubby enjoying a walk along the pier. There were some people fishing and one man and his daughter, who was about 5 or 6, had caught some nice sized yellow perch. They had them on a stringer to take home. The little girl was so excited about the 6 inch perch she'd caught. You'd have thought she'd caught the biggest fish in the world.
This is along the channel. There is a no swimming sign posted here. It would be too dangerous with all the boats coming and going. You can see the point in the background. This is looking south and across the lake lies the USA.
In the background you can see some people on the beach. I loved the sound of the water lapping at the rocks.
Again, across the lake to the south. If you crossed the lake at this point, you would eventually reach the USA.
Then it was time to leave for home. I enjoy going to Port Dover for a burger and a walk along the pier.
For any of my American friends who doesn't know about Tim Horton's, this is a Canadian icon in coffee shops. It was started by NHL hockey legend, Tim Horton, in 1964. Just ten years later, Tim Horton was killed in a car accident. His partner continued the tradition and established the Tim Horton's Children's Fund in his memory. If you are ever in Canada, be sure to try a "Timmie's" coffee.
This is the nicest Tim Horton's coffee shop that I've ever seen. Most of them are just brown brick, but they styled this one to suit the atmosphere of the town.
Please keep my mother in your prayers. She had been having really nasty leg cramps and the doctor prescribed Quinine. Last night about midnight she had an adverse reaction and was weak, shaking and had a horrific headache. Instead of calling anyone, she went to bed. I scolded her for that. Today she is still weak, but feeling better. Scary stuff.