Our first real November storm blew in on Friday afternoon. Great gusts of leaves combined with evergreen branches to litter the roadsides, topple trees and cause widespread power outages. We didn't even see a flicker at our place.
The weather forecast for this week is rain, rain, and a little more rain. So Tim and I went for a long walk this afternoon. The skies were grey, but dry. This train track is rarely used by trains, and we met several others walking there.
Pale yellow ferns are striking against the more colourful forest leaves.
We walked to the trestle before veering north. I'm
scared stiff not fond of heights, but I ventured out to the first little platform. I just asked Tim what those were called - he came up with "escape pod," "lookouts," "places for people to be safe if a train happens by."
The lure of a good picture angle is what convinced me to go out there. And then I held his hand tightly walking back.
Some tall grasses caught my eye on the golf course.
Another 20 minutes or so brought us to the marina just in time to see the fishing boats coming in for the night. Sea and sky blended into blue-grey.
Off in the distance we saw at least 20 more fishing vessels. A walk to the seafood store at the marina tomorrow is sure to result in fresh fish.
As the sky muted into silver grey we turned homewards, chilled by the damp breeze. A warming bowl of soup awaited.
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary at the Little Red House.
These are the first photos taken with my new camera. Thank you for all your suggestions. After a lot of deliberation and help from Tim, I chose a Nikon Coolpix P7100. It's not an SLR because I prefer portability over lens options. And I've so much to learn with this camera. You'll be seeing a lot of experiments on the blog in days to come.