Saturday, July 2, 2016

7/02 Canada Day weekend in Midland

Last night, the fireworks were supposed to be held at Little Lake.  John and I walked back up to Little Lake from the Harbour to find out that because of high winds the fireworks had been cancelled.  I will grant you the winds were very high.  So we headed back to the Harbour.  As we got closer to the Harbour, there were some private fireworks being fired on a spit of land near the marina.  What a display!  It was just as good as many displays we have seen in the past.   John got these pictures from our boat.  Look how the fireworks lit up the marina.

Saturday morning started with no rain but still some significant wind.  We started doing a few more chores.  Two loads of laundry in the dryer and I was off to get a manicure.  When I got back, we did the grocery shopping; stocking up for some staples for the North Channel where there are few marinas.  When we got back to the boat, Tom and Paula from Life's TraVails had come to the Harbour from their marina and to see downtown.  Tom and Paula had shared  pictures of the Hydrophilic on the Big Chute that they took the morning we went over.  I will make a special blog post of those pictures.

Today's murals are all on one wall of the former bank building.  These murals depict the Playfair Preston Company general store that was in operation from 1895 to the 1950's.  There are two "windows" on the left of the doorway and one "window"  on the right.  What is really well done is that there is an actual doorway where the door is shown under the sign.  The door is painted with a woman and a girl entering the store.
Table cloths and fabrics

Shirts and Ties
Playfair Preston Sign and Doorway

Door detail of women entering with girl

Window selling furniture

This mural depicted the bank building as it was in the early 1900's
The docks were busy with families and visitors enjoying the breezy sunshine. The Hydrophilic was part of their boat viewing.
Strollers on the docks

We walked up to the 5 pm Mass and then to dinner at The Library.  I don't get duck too often and enjoyed my meal and the walk back to the boat. 

The winds are starting to taper off but we will stay one more day here until the winds cooperate.

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