Canada: summer 2017

In memory of Tim.
Bug season in Barry's Bay! We spent a couple weeks helping out around Roxanne's Mom's place.
Road to Halifax 1: Our daughter Amber finished her last courses for her nursing degree on Friday June 16, then packed her apartment into a couple of U-Boxes (U-Haul's new shipping containers). We all then drove out to Halifax for her last 2-month placement, starting on Monday June 19...
Road to Halifax 2.
Peggy's Cove.
After our daughter settled in, Roxanne and John moved out to a lake near Bridgewater for some quiet and tranquility...
We heard about a campground called The Ovens on the South Shore (there is an array of about a dozen caves along the coast that look like a row of ovens). This spot was also a gold-rush site during Nova Scotia's 1861 gold rush. (Internet photo - we didn't have a boat!)
The Ovens cliffs.
We have a friend from Toronto who lives in a co-operative farm in Scotch River. They decided to look into the local history of their area and sponsored a Community Gathering and Honouring of Ancestors one weekend.
Roxanne went to a Butterfly Release Ceremony in Barry's Bay. Anyone could release a monarch butterfly and offer any intention they liked.
Lots of butterflies!
In case you ever need to know the sex of a monarch butterfly, males have two dark spots on their lower back wings and females don't.
We went to our niece's wedding near Moncton, NB. It was a country wedding out on a big farm.
The bride and groom showed up in a horse and buggy.
Wedding crowd.
Here's Johnney!
There are tall ships all over Nova Scotia this summer. These were in a small town called St. Peter's.
Summer 2017
Exciting times! We'd been thinking about getting a Canadian home-base, and finally bought a piece of land on a lake up near Barry's Bay, ON. The plan is to tear down the old cottage that's currently there and build a 4-season home over the next year.
View south, from inside the old cottage.
On the point, looking NW.
Ummmmh.... aren't you missing a few steps...?