Friday, October 12, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

As the sun sets on my last picture from this series on the Trent-Severn Waterway I'm off on a new trip to find new images to share with all of you. Till then...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

Here is a Great Blue Heron taking off with a little assist from his fast moving feet.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

The tug Trent was a boat designed for the logging industry and built strong enough to break through ice when necessary. The Trent performed many duties in its role on the canal, usually towing heavy materials and machinery like dredges, scows, timbers and stoplogs for dams. It was used as a platform to place wooden buoys along the navigation channel in the 1950s and served as a platform for diving operations as well.

When Parks Canada celebrated the centennial of National Parks in 1985, each site was asked to choose a symbol to represent themselves. The tug Trent was chosen by the Trent-Severn Waterway because it is Canadian made of Canadian steel, represents the entire site, and embodies the spirit of hard work in service to Canadians.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

I thought this was a cool looking flag but I didn't know what it was. Finally my research found an answer. It is the first specifically Canadian air force ensign used from 1940 to 1965.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

I was quite surprised when I came across this surf shop in Orillia. I thought I was back in Hawaii.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

I was thinking about having a fat juicy steak when we passed these by. Are they giving me the evil eye?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

Today brings you, not one, but two Mermaids for the price of one.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

One night, on the boat, the Muskoka Wildlife Centre put on show & tell about some of the animals that they take care of. The cutest was this Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Trent-Severn Waterway

For today's image I offer up these two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica.  The one on the left was not in a food sharing mood.