This 2013 summer vacation. . .
It is turning out to be filled with so much unexpected events, like the severe thunderstorm warning we got for Wasaga Beach and cottage county this Friday afternoon. All plans to go out to the beach today were postponed for the weekend when the weather will probably be better than this day. Yesterdays’ scorching heat wave ended with a huge thunderstorm, lightning storm and hailstorm, all roared in together late afternoon.
What will tomorrow bring? We hope a bright and sunny day so much unlike today’s severe and stormy weather. It started late Friday afternoon in time for the rush hour commute and then all hell broke loose (not that I really cared about traffic woes anymore). Massive storm clouds formed so fast and there were some sightings of funnel clouds forming but dissipated later on. That severe thunderstorm left as fast as it had shown up and in a few hours it was over and gone for good. The heavens opened up and the bright sunlight had shined upon us. What a difference a few hours had of stormy weather and bright sunshine. Why the weather had become so furious is beyond my understanding of global warming! Everything that happened this Friday afternoon is out of the norm in weather forecasts. Even torrential rains that we got a few weeks ago came in full force dumping us with over 125mm of rain that we usually get in one month and caused so much flooding in lower areas of the city. We who lived on higher grounds around the vicinity were luckily spared from the flooding.
This early 2013 summer vacation is coming to an end so soon after spending a few days at the cottage by the lake. We have unanimously decided to just end this short vacation and plan another one before summer finally ends. On our way home, we will have a short detour and visit the Thousand Islands at the Kingston Harbour front area and take a short cruise around the 1000 islands of New York State and Kingston, Ontario. The world-famous 1000 Islands begin in Kingston and span the St. Lawrence River for miles. We will go and cruise the river in style taking in the beauty of the 1000 Islands onboard the triple-deck paddle wheeler during their famous three-hour Heart of the Islands Cruise.
At least we did something quite interesting like going on a sightseeing cruise at 1000 islands on this our very short summer vacation which will be continued before the summer ends. Next time we will go across the border to the Province of Quebec and visit the famous Percé Rock at the Gaspé Peninsula/Rocher Percé en Gaspésie. Also visit Peggy’s Cove in Halifax, Nova Scotia and that Famous Lighthouse which is officially known as Peggy Point Lighthouse. Peggy’s Cove Village has this classic red and white lighthouse that is situated on a granite outcrop jutting into St. Margaret’s Bay. This lighthouse is one of the most photographed iconic landmarks in Atlantic Canada.