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Punta Cana (or Canada as they like to say)

We returned home last week from Punta Cana Blau Natura Eco Park…it was so beautiful there. Perfect for those who love nature, birds and walking.

I got plenty of steps in; after our winter and having an awful sinus cold that made my head spin so bad i got sick a few times…it was great to see the sunshine and get out and walk and feel the warmth…one day I got just under 20,000 steps.  I still had the sinus cold the first few days but nothing like I had the week before.  Just grateful I was still able to make it on vacation 🙂

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There are so many birds; the ones I can think of at the moment are

  • Thick Billed Cuckoo
  • Wood Pecker (green back?)
  • Flamingos
  • Snowy Egret
  • Great White Egret
  • Peacocks
  • Common Moorhen
  • American Kestrel
  • White Cheeked Pintail
  • Ducks
  • Snow Geese
  • Night Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Tri Coloured Heron
  • There was a huge mallard duck with an afro type feathers…read that it is probably a cross bread of some sort.
  • Flying we saw lots of Pelicans and Buzzards

At night we saw a huge bat the first few nights we were there but couldn’t get a photo of it…so fast and dark.

Saw a huge frog or toad, and very little ones after a rain storm (lasted maybe an hour).

We didn’t walk the beach this time…just never got to it.  But it was beautiful.

White Cheeked Pintail

Tri Colured Heron

For more Punta Cana pictures check out my flickr site.

Thanks 🙂

Thanksgiving Walk

Thanksgiving day we went for a little hike to walk off the turkey dinner we at the day before.  We headed out to Frog Pond then walked around the paths and crossed over to Sir Sandford Fleming Park also known as The Dingle…and what do you know The Dingle was open.

I was all hyped up; gotta go in and get to the top…but my fear of heights got the best of me…on the first spiral stairwell I go up halfway up before I turned around. I was like if I can make it to the next level should be fine the stairs are wider and I wont be able to see down…so up we go.  Got to the second spiral staircase and started up then lost it…huge panic attack.  I made Brian walk me over to the wall so I could lean up against it while he went up and looked out the tower and take some pictures. I didn’t really think at the time he was taking a photo of me; I may have extend my middle finger. 😉

Holding up the fort

Holding up the fort

Then we headed down and I’m still nervous; we finally get to the first spiral staircase I start panicking and talking to myself.  What am I gonna do? What am I gonna do?  Brian was like your going down the stairs cause I’m not carrying you…down we went one hand on the rail and the other holding his; I don’t know if you know how narrow those spiral stairs are but they aren’t made for two people walking down at once.

I had been to the top before doing a trash the dress photo shoot but for some reason my mind wasn’t up for it that day. I had it happened too when we were in New York and went to the Brooklyn Bridge I had the death grip on poor Brian’s hand . ❤

Dingle Park & Frog Pond

Walk at dingle park/frog pond….nice colours

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So apart from that it was a great outing.  Good company beautiful weather and some nice fall colours.

Have a good day everyone.

Kayaking – Todd’s Island

My Husband and I took a very early outing to Todd’s Island Rd in St. Margaret’s Bay…he woke me at 5 am on a Sunday morning…I was not a happy camper needless to say.  He had packed up the car the night before so it wasn’t like I didn’t know we were going…but it was Sunday at 5am…5am…

He made us a smoothie and we hit the road…it was only a 20 minute drive to our spot, and when we got there the tide was out so the marsh area was a bit stinky…we trudged down to the water line and was on our way…it was very beautiful and peaceful there was no people, no road traffic.

We saw some wildlife on our almost 2 hour outing; there were deer on the shoreline coming up to drink some water, kingfishers diving in the water, bald eagles flying over head looking for some breakfast, and to top it off there was two loons near the area where we got out.  They ran along the water to lift off and had the most beautiful sounding wing flapping…I was in shock they were so close to us…just beautiful.

Oh and I was really brave; I took my D90 out in the kayak with no waterproof housing…I was very nervous…we need to get a pelican case or housing (which is about 2 grand…so wont be happening anytime  soon).

Have a good one!

Welcome Spring!

 Spring is natures way of saying let’s party! ~ Robin Williams

 

Red-Winged Blackbird
Red-Winged blackbird

So today being the first full day of Spring I thought I was seeing things when I saw a red-winged blackbird outside my window near the woodpecker feeder.  He didn’t stay too long; he  just checked out what the other birds were doing then carried on…I did manage to get a few pictures (nothing great though)…there was even some frisky woodpeckers (no pictures 😉 )…love is in the air.

 
 
 
Then later in the afternoon we were headed out for some shopping and we saw an American Robin on a lawn in the subdivision…yipee spring is here.

Have a great spring everyone! 🙂 
 
 
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