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Saturday at Port Dover!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Port Dover, as many of you know, is a favourite place of mine and my husband's. Friday the 13th is celebrated there by many bikers and that day loads down this small lakeside town with thousands of extra people. I've heard there were over one hundred thousand attended this past Friday! That certainly helps the area's economy with all the spending they do and it is a fun day for most.

So we went to Dover yesterday with my sister and her husband and since the 13th was over, I could count on my two hands how many motorcyles I saw and I had wanted to get some pictures of them, drats, none to really see!

On our way down there, we stopped at a nearby small town that holds a yearly flea market/garage sale day. Yesterday was the day and many in the town put what they wanted to sell out on their front lawns and sidewalks. My sister and I browsed and she bought a lot of books for her winter reading. Me? I bought only two books but there was also vendors selling new things like t-shirts, sweaters, purses . . . and I bought a soft leather, black winter purse that I fell in love with. It is a reward to me from me, for anticipated lost weight. (second purse I've bought myself in the past few weeks, lol)

On we went to the lake and we had a good meal, lots of laughter and talking, then went to the pier to feed the many ducks and seagulls. And even the little Sparrows were hungry so they got their share of our bread too.

Rolly and I find it very peaceful and soothing to be at the lake, it is the most relaxing place where any troubles or problems flee from your mind, even if just for the short while we are there. We really needed this yesterday and it did us a powerful lot of good!

My brother-in-law feeding the seagulls, they made a beautiful pattern in the sky!

My sister feeding the ducks, they were hungry yet fat . . . filling up for the coming cold weather no doubt!

The beach was deserted, except for walkers

This pic is dark but it is Rolly & I with our favourite waitress in Dover, she is such a cheerful person!

Rough waters but still so beautiful!

Merry-go-round in Dover that is probably the same one I rode on when I was a child!

Such a soothing, peaceful, delightful day and now we're able to tackle today and whatever it brings!

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    I have wanted to do the friday the 13th ride to Port Dover. Maybe someday.
    1696 days ago
    Thanks for sharing a fun day full of memories made me smile thank you emoticon
    1700 days ago
    How special was that Gloria! Loved the photos of your favorite area! Very nice kind of place!! It does really help you feel better to go to your happy places! I like to feed seagulls too! We have crackers in our car all the time for them or any other bird that flies in. We see them in parking lots by the coast more than at the beach...go figure!
    Glad you enjoyed my new blog! Now that you mentioned it, it did look like the mullets were playing leap frog!That was the coolest thing to see! Whenever you want to show more of these places you like/visit, is ok by me! emoticon emoticon
    1702 days ago
    Gloria what an emoticon time it must have been. Sounds like you had such an amazing time. The pictures are beautiful and what a lovely couple you and Rolly are. I would just love to hop on that merry go round, I am a kid at heart. Thx for sharing your wonderful time with us! emoticon Cathe
    1706 days ago
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    1710 days ago
    Sounds like a delightful day. Good for you getting out and enjoying yourselves.
    1710 days ago
    I'm tagging along next time. It is beautiful there and looks very peaceful. I believe the pictures do the area total justice!~
    1710 days ago
    I love the pics! It looks like you had a wonderful time there, how nice!

    1711 days ago
    Wonderful pictures Gloria.

    Does the merry go round, still run?

    Glad you got out and had a good time. Cold weather will be here soon and the beach will be so cold, so great that you get out now.

    Hugs Mary
    1711 days ago
    I love these pictures, thanks for sharing. I wish I could go to Port Dover with you!
    1711 days ago
    Oh wonderful, Gloria!

    Beautiful photos and you and Rolly look marvelous! I thought you said you didn't like photos of yourself, these days.
    Still looking great.

    Glad you all had a good time. emoticon

    1711 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Love the pictures! Looks a lot like when we go to see the lighthouses around Lake Michigan. Best wishes to you!
    1711 days ago
    Ted has an interesting day on the 13th. He had bike trouble in Tillsonburg but a nice gentleman came to his aid and drove him to Canadian Tire so he could get a new battery. He even waited and drove Ted back to his bike. He was very grateful. He enjoyed his time in Port Dover. He spent the night with our daughter in Aylmer and got home Sat. around noon.

    Judy emoticon
    1711 days ago
    That looks wonderful! I can see why it's your favorite place to go to.
    1712 days ago
    Great day for a "Dover Outing". Looks like you had plenty of fresh air, exercise and a good meal too! emoticon emoticon
    1712 days ago
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