We had breakfast outside our cottage, at 8am it was already very warm, the chickadees were chirping all around, the cicadas lazy summer sound filling the air. Below us the Conestoga River meandered through the valley, and I watched a blue heron flying low over the river, what a wonderful way to start the day!
|Glenys and me outside the Little Barn shop|
After this we headed home and relaxed for a while at our cottage in the afternoon sun. Where ever I am I always love the late afternoon/early evening, when the colours become rich and the mood mellow.
We later joined Dianne and Dan at their nearby cottage for our dinner. We had a lovely evening eating, drinking wine and chatting as night fell. The creatures of the night started to come out, we heard a rustle nearby and shone a torch (torches are a constant companion at the cottages due to having no electricity) in the direction of the sound just in time to see the black and white tail of a raccoon disappear into the night.
I woke at 5am with my legs and feet itching madly - unfortunately as well as creatures of the night coming out it also meant the flies of the night come out and I'd got a lot of now very itchy mossie bites. I managed to get to sleep again and in fact ended up having a bit of a lie in. Once up, I counted my scarlet bites, 23! Glenys had a few too but not as many as me.
We were short of well water so I went to the hand operated pump and drew some water, quite hard work! Then we went over to the other cottage and had a brunch of peameal bacon (a bit like gammon, very nice) and waffles with syrup, though I skipped the syrup, too sweet for me.
Then Dianne and Dan took us to Conestoga Mall in the city of Waterloo about a 40 minute drive for our shopping fix. We agreed that they would come back for us in three hours. We wandered around the mall which was really nice, not too big so not tiring to look around. I bought a bag and some shoes, unfortunately prices in Canada are not as cheap as the USA compared with UK prices, so neither of us bought a lot, still it was fun. I also got some cream for my itchy bites!
We had a snack, and used the toilets - which were gorgeous, you really get to appreciate proper toilets when you are using porta potties and a privy LOL!