Anyway, we took our time with the coffee and dog walking routines this morning. Jim made the first move, he got the laundry together and ready to take into town. He left with the dirty clothes, the trash for the dumpster (there's only one location to dispose of trash here, way up at the office!) and a grocery list.
I had a project - I wanted to super-clean the tile floor. Since we've had the Castle, I've vacuumed and mopped, but I wanted to really scrub and get all the dirt out from around each tile. I had a little cup with a touch of bleach added to warm water and a 2" stiff brush. I scrubbed around each tile, then mopped. Finally, I remopped the whole floor. It took me the entire time Jim was gone, but I got it all done. This floor gleams now!
That pretty much wore me out, though, so after I heated up the remainder of our King Ranch Chicken Casserole that I'd frozen, and we ate lunch, that was the extent of my work day.
I took the dogs out for another walk, and came across a blue heron (I think it's juvenile). He was standing perfectly still across a little stream from our walking path. The dogs were pretty excited, but the heron didn't move. We watched it for close to a minute, then I brought the dogs back and got the camera. Jim went with me and we found it was still there, standing in the same spot. We were able to take a bunch of pictures, and it still didn't get spooked.
We left it to walk down to the lake shore and got a few more pictures.
Here's the bridge again, the water looked especially blue today:
Someone was flying this kite down the beach:
Uh-Oh, what's this! Jim, the ever-watchful, saw this little garter snake in the grass! To his credit, he didn't scream and start running, just stopped, took a picture, went around it and walked (yes, somewhat quickly) away. I think it's a pretty little snake!
We got back and settled in for some afternoon relaxing. We've had a breezy day, with clouds coming and going. A very nice day!
A gull, flying above our street in front of the Castle:
Tomorrow our plan is to take a day trip to Sault St. Marie to take a look around. Our time here is sure going by fast. I've already started researching our route to Red Bay!