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A Snapshot of a Grey/Bruce Staycation

While playing some glow in the dark bocce with Wanda and some other friends a few weeks ago, Wanda wondered out loud if a “Backyards of Grey/Bruce” would make a good blog post.  Although I agreed that it would, I also had to admit that I didn’t have a lot of photos of backyards other than our own. 

But as i looked through my iPhone a few days later, I realized I have a lot of photos of the summer that I have not shared.  So, as summer has decided to quickly abandon us, I thought it might be a good time to look back at the summer we had in GreyBruce with these photos.

Although we all agree it was a very enjoyable summer, it definitely was not a typical one.  To begin with, it took us forever to get in the water.  Where we would normally be in, at least quickly, in late May or early June, we didn’t go for our first swim until July.  Which is unheard of. 

The same was true for paddle boarding.  We might have been out on the bay half a dozen times, not nearly as much as in past years.

But even though we may not have spent as much time in or on the water, we still enjoyed a lot of great things in the area.

The summer season started with a fun dinner at the Red Door Cafe in Meaford where we celebrated my youngest daughter’s birthday.  I’m always amazed by how many restaurants there are in our area that I have never visited.

While driving the roads of Grey/Bruce, we saw lots of our animal friends.

We also got to see lots of the beautiful flora and fauna. 

Music, like always was a big part of our summer.  Indoors and out.

Along with daytime and nighttime bocce, I also enjoyed a game of lawn bowling at the Roselawn lawn bowling club when I could make it.

And I played my annual single game of golf with friends.

We celebrated the life of our friend, Andrew, and later on in the summer, said goodbye to his cat, Bruce.

I had the pleasure of participating in the Leith country market where I chatted with lots of people about our local area and its history.

I started my new job bartending at the Rrampt High-Five space in Owen Sound.

We enjoyed our local beaches.

We celebrated our Anniversary at Hearts in Kimberley.

And, of course, we enjoyed the changing landscape…always topped off by a unique sunset every night.

So long, Summer 2022.  Thanks for the memories.

John Fearnall

Good Noise

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