On a rare sunny weekend, we took advantage of the weather and accompanied our daughter, the grandkids and my husband’s mother for a day outdoors, to include a picnic. Georgie, the golden grand-dog accompanied us too.
We visited Cavendish Grove because we have been following a geese family since the goslings hatched there. The area is perfect for a picnic as tables are readily available. The kids enjoy a picnic lunch as much as the adults do. While we ate, we watched the geese floating in the basin.
After lunch the adults and the two year old, walked around the Grove while the girls rode their bikes.
Later we went fishing. That is to say, our daughter and the girls went fishing, the rest of us tagged along.
Owen is not a fisherman yet, if ever. We wonder if he will enjoy the sport as much as his mother who is quickly becoming a fly fishing enthusiast. On this day, she baits the hooks with worms as Sylvie and Caitlin look on and Owen plays with the rest of us.
I took Owen for a walk and since he was wearing his rubber boots, he could walk through the red mud puddles. He had such fun, up and down the road several times while his siblings had a few flicks of the fishing rods.
Kevin’s Pond, as it is known, has two fish ladders on the river which empties the pond.
The ladders are the prettiest ones we’ve ever seen, with plants on either side of the gaps in the steps.
The sound of the water over the falls fills the quiet as do the voices of excited children.
A pair of geese and their two goslings swam up the pond and tipped bottom up for food. The goslings did the same.
We could hear other geese as well, and before long they appeared but without any goslings.
These may have been immature geese which didn’t mate this year.
We finished the afternoon with ice cream at one of our favourite dairy bars. Owen had the first ice cream cone on his own and thoroughly enjoyed it by the look of him. While his sisters practised doing cart wheels and the splits, Owen joined in, doing his version of the splits too.
It was a fun day!