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Belle Isle wanderings

Sunday, August 18, 2019

As per yesterday's entry, I spent a few hours wandering around Belle Isle, a state park in the Detroit River, accessible from the city of Detroit via a bridge just a couple miles north of downtown.



There was abundant bird life on the island, ranging from ducks to seagulls, and including this gang of Canadian Geese who came after me. Like, they were literally charging me, like some gang of hooligans.



The ducks and gulls were pretty much fearless, too, letting me get pretty close before getting up and walking away



Best part might have been the awesome detail on the Scott Fountain, from the turtles to the lions, to the myriad jets sending water in all directions.






Or maybe it was this fun pic I got of a gull


I posted a close up of the bird to instagram, you can see that detail here:
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Eventually I wandered down a road that had barriers saying road closed. I mean, what was the worst that could happen, right? I don't think they have cougars in Detroit, right? No such (mis?)fortune, but I did eventually get to the end of the road.

But then again, at least my road ended metaphorically, rather than this poor guy's, whose hopping days are, sadly, over.



One last thing: i took a picture of building on the other side of the river, and then had the thought that having grown up a half hour or so from a national border, I kind of take Canada being so close by for granted, and even did so while spending most of the month of June in that country. And that the vast majority of people in the United States don't have that easy accessibility to a different country. Anyway, here, look at Canada!


It was a good day. I'll have to go back when the museums and the aquarium are open.
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Lovely! LOVE the fountain.
    57 days ago
  • MAMAMAITAI
    Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures. You are lucky living so close to Canada...in your last picture, I waved to Canada! emoticon
    57 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    very cool thanks for sharing
    57 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    I have heard of Belle Isle Park...looks lovely.
    I am in New England, maybe 8 hours from Canada.
    We take a long weekend in Montreal or Quebec every few years and have been to Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland a few years back, where we learned about poutine.
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    57 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    As a Canadian neighbour please accept my apologies for the geese... they poop on my walking path, block roads, are aggressive and are a pain on golf courses everywhere. Sonsorry , eh??
    57 days ago
  • MARKSMOM3
    Looks like a great place to spend the day!
    57 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    57 days ago
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