Every year I notice more and more garbage in our little lake. It just upsets me that we live in such a beautiful environment and people throw their beer cans (Canadian and American labels), golf balls, pop cans, and plastic bags in the lake and river. I am forever bringing home garbage as I hate to see it pollute our area. Ok my vent is over until next time teehee.
During my paddling around the lake I went under the highway. It is neat under here. The sparrows make their nests under here. The picture is a tad blurry, it is hard to keep the kayak still. I didn't post the picture of the inside of the nest as it was very blurry as I had to stand in the kayak to get it. Ya not the smartest thing to do, but at least I didn't fall into the water LOL.
Here is what I go under in my kayak. It was kind of freaky the first time I did this. The transports and other vehicles drive right on top there. This is the Trans Canada Highway.
One thing we are really excited about every year at our cottage on the lake, is the return of the loons. Every year we anticipate the arrival of the baby loons. For many years our loons have 2 babies. But for the last 3 years our loons have not had any babies. What usually happens is they build their nests and then we get a rise in the water and their nests get flooded.
Well this year we were so happy to discover they had a nest with some eggs, and we didn't get high waters.
We figured that the babies hatched and mama and papa loon take them out of the nest early and then hid them at the edge of the lake. We can never see them. But we knew they had at least one baby as when the predator bird flew close they would try and deter them from the baby by making a certain call so the predator bird would pay attention to the parent loon.
I noticed they were really calling out, so I went to the dock and watched a bald eagle flying low along the shore line. I was so hoping that he didn't see the baby.
Later that night hubby and I wanted to see the nest, remember the babies are gone or we wouldn't have gone near it. I saw that the shells of the egg were there so that looked promising. But then I saw a loon egg in the water by the nest. I was so upset, I wanted to put it in the nest hoping that the mama would go back to it. But when I touched it, it was cold. It also smelled rotten. So sad.
Later I noticed 3 adult loons on the lake. If they had a baby they would not allow another loon on the lake, they would chase it away. So I am wondering if the eagle did get it. I so hope I am wrong. Here are some birdhouses the girls painted years ago. They were in the camp and they wanted to display them outside. The moose birdhouse I made years ago for my FIL Ray. I saw a small picture in a magazine and thought, I could make this (as I always do). So I did, I just think he is adorable.
When we got home from camp, hubby and I ran to Canadian Tire and Michael's. I know what you are thinking Crappy Tire for hubby and Michael's for me. Nope Wrong. Hubby wanted frames and I wanted a sealer for the loons egg.
After that we brought Heather to the pit to finish greasing the trucks. Well it started to pour buckets as soon as we got there, so she couldn't work on them (they are outside). So we headed home for supper. But we did return and she finished just after 10:00. I walked around the property as she did this and hubby showed her where the fittings were that needed to be greased.
I sure have been walking a lot this weekend.
Friday almost 18000 steps
Saturday over 17000 steps
Today over 13000 steps.
I really hope you had a nice weekend. I did. Unfortunately I forgot my camp journal at home so I didn't get to do that. But I did crochet some butterflies on the way to and from camp.