Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Day trip to Port Burwell. enjoying the weather, and a tasty supper with friends.

Where are we today ?
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      What a wonderful day we are gonna have. Mostly sunshine and warm weather. It did get to a very comfortable 76f today, no complaints here at all.
       First thing I got a nice walk on down the road and back about mile just to get the blood flowing, And my body tuned up
still some tobaccos drying sheds here
nice properties down the road
        Back to Chris and Bills. chat with them for a while because we are all early morning people.
Bill feeding the Chickens. 
         Then at 9 am Suzie and I headed out to wander down towards Lake Erie and follow frontage road, from St. Williams, to Port Rowan, destination today is Port Burwell. One of our favourite areas to hang out in the summer. Wonderful beaches right here on Lake Erie, and not a busy place to go. Not a tourist area like other places that are always packed with crowds, hardly anyone ever here most times.
     Into Port Rowan and check out the water front park. Again so peaceful.
lots of boat houses here
lighthouse on the pier at Port Rowan 
looks like a nice restaurant, not open yet
       Wandering along lakeshore road came by the wildlife management ares , lots geese here getting ready to head south.
a nice view of the lake from the road
passed by Sand Hill Park, camped here over 20 years ago
remember climbing this huge sand hill, right in the campground
       Not far down the road we arrived at Port Burwell. This is a hidden gem we discovered a very long time ago and still to this day , not a very busy place, but we do love the area and no crowds is a bonus!
scoops ice cream
       Now down to the beach and the pier, and as usual almost deserted, perfect !
looks like a fishing boat
one fishing boat
seeing the fishing boat coming in on the distance
same boat as above coming in the channel with a days catch
       The quiet beach from the pier.
water is rough  and not too clear with the waves
the lighthouse at the top of the hill
our favourite beach spot we  hang at for many years 
love the beach here
visitor centre at the lighthouse
       They have this huge submarine here  that you can tour, but we have never done it usually not open when we are here.
     There is a few nice restaurants in town but again we too early to stop on by, no problem we not hungry yet anyway.
       We did stop by Martins fish market but nothing there that we wanted today, guess we too early again as well.
       Back  to Chris and Bills we had lunch puttered around for a while Bill picked some fresh veggies for me to whip up supper tonight. Right out of their garden.
        We go lotsa goodies, fresh onions, peppers, potatoes, zucchini, carrots, cabot get much fresher than that!
       While I got things ready Chris and Suzie hashed over old a new times, they have been good friends for close to 50 years !
glad that they enjoy the catchup times.
         I wrapped the potatoes in foil, made a couple of large veggie pockets and grilled a nice pork loin roast all done on our Weber Q 100. Amazing what you can cook up on this small grill.
taters all done and too good
that was it for a very tasty supper and yes we had leftovers 
         Dinner done relaxing outside for  a while just more flapping our gums, shortly after 8 pm it was cooling down a bit and the mosquitoes decided they need to come out and bug us. Good sign for us to call it a night and head on inside, wrapping up our day here.
       Thanks again for stopping in for a visit and hope you enjoyed some excellent summer weather today as well.
Where have we been this summer ?


  1. I loved those chickens. I also have always enjoyed boats and ships in the passing. Your meals always look so yummy!!

    1. Thanks Betty it was a fun day all the way around.

  2. That would have been a very nice drive, reminds me of many years ago. I don't remember the submarine though. Wonder what part of the lake it patrolled?!

    1. It was a wonderful drive, the Submarine has only been here since 2012 a Canadian Submarine that served in the cold war.

  3. Looks like a nice spot on the lake. I assume that is a real submarine?

    1. Yes it is a really submarine served in the cold war.

  4. We haven't been to Port Burwell since the sub was placed there. It would be neat to walk through for sure. Supper looks great!

    1. It would be nice to check out, but has never been open when we want to tour it.

  5. Looks like you had a nice little drive today! Definitely a pretty quiet place, especially the beach. It looks like on a really hot summer day that beach is probably pretty busy though.

    Love the submarine, didn't know that one would even exist it that area.

    1. It does get busy on a hot weekend day, but never too crowded, perfect.
      They brought this submarine it here in 2012, for a tourist attraction.

  6. Loved all your pictures today! Hard to believe the beach is so deserted, it's so pretty! Dinner looked amazing!! The picture of Suzie and Chris is so sweet! Looks like you're having an amazing time.

    1. This beach is a hidden gem, and never very crowded. Suzie and Chris sure had a lot of stories to rehash.
      QE are having a wonderful time.


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