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more of Callander Bay…

The day I stopped by Callander Bay was very hot, humid and hazy…I found some of the photos showed the haze, which is why I opted for b & w. you can see the haze in both photos.   This section of the Callander dock is going to be repaired eventually…I just heard something about it this week…a section of it was removed from the dock so no one could use it right now…

old.dock.callander.bay.2013this island is at the end of the section of dock above…

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Callander Bay…

I spotted this old building at the beginning of the dock…I love old buildings like this…the day was very hot and humid in fact it actually looked hazy…which you can see in the photo…notice the lone fisherman at the end of the dock…don’t think I would be fishing there!

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at Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing

Last week I stopped by Callander Bay and have to say got a huge surprise!   The bay was green sludge…actually it is blue-green algae.  It was as far out into the bay as I could see.  I knew there was an issue in Callander Bay, but didn’t realize just how bad it was!   “The toxins in the algae can irritate the skin and, if ingested, cause diarrhea and vomiting.  At high enough levels, the toxins may cause liver and nervous system damage.  The residences of Callander Bay are advised to keep pets or livestock from drinking or swimming in the water. In addition, residents should not use the water for cooking because food may absorb toxins from the water. Also, boiling or treating the water with a disinfectant such as bleach may release more toxins”.  http://www.nugget.ca/2013/08/02/blue-green-algae-bloom-in-callander-bay

Very sad really, as Callander Bay is a beautiful tourist area in the summer and in the winter the bay is full of ice huts…wouldn’t be eating any fish from the Bay!

sludge.callander.bay.2013the water looks blue/gray around this female duck but if you look close to her body you will see it is green!   duck.calendar.bay.2013smart fellow, no fishing for him!  I think this fellow is from the Bittern family…bird.callander.bay.2013


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summer photos in honour of the snow!

I’m late again today…we had at least 10 inches of snow Friday over night and we are expected to have close to the same again tonight!  Ok…I really think it is time for someone else to take a turn…seriously, I won’t mind…  😉

In honour of all that snow I’m posting summer photos…5th ave. naples 2012above is a small view of a few of the great shops on 5th Ave., Naples, this was early in the morning when it wasn’t busy… Callander Bay, 2010this photo is of Callander Bay, east end of Lake Nipissing(approx. 3 kilometres in diameter) but something I’ve not shown before as I don’t have many photos of this area…I will have to take more as it really is very lovely, more so in the summer! drive to key west. 2012above is on the drive to key west…coming up to a abridge, not sure if it is the long bridge  or not…excuse the antenna…