How about I paint the sky pink and blue and see how many more of these people I can hook. Summer 2009 in the Bend - thanks Heidi and Meg.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
If you can't take the heat - don't get in her kitchen because GB will cast a spell on you. She will have you eating out of the palm of her hand and you too will "miss grand bend". Thanks for the jpeg tiff.
Sundays at the beach usually means more families and the sail boats. That same weekend this was the view from the beach on this day in September 2009, with a pretty light crowd. There is always a beautiful contrast in colours between the changing blue of the water and sky, the umbrellas and the white sails of the boats (click to enlarge)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Hmmm - let's see if we can maybe explain them. Let's start at this little gazebo overlooking the river and south beach and further south of that the Pinery Provincial Park. New gazebo, new boardwalk, new trees, 6000 year-old dunes behind that gorgeous beach. Sparkling blue water, blue sky and not a care in the world - Grand Bend ... to be continued.
(click to enlarge and get a better look)
Jonathan Livingston says nominate Grand Bend, the little town that could. I think we had a surprisingly good day yesterday. Let's see if we can get some momentum to get us up the hill today. Click on the CBC link to the right and write in Grand Bend. Go Bend.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The strip on Grand Bend is part of the charm of our little paradise. It's full of character - from the restaurants and pubs to the unique little shops. The food is great and there are plenty of value in the shops. No trip to the Bend would be complete without a stop at Archie's Surf Shop.
Maybe every town has a wealth of musical talent just waiting to bust out but somehow we got way more than our share. Every year there are free concerts like this one last year on Canada Day featuring many great local groups. I think the youngest ones here were only 8 years old but Vintage Moments just before the fireworks helped to average out the ages a bit. If you would rather a cozy setting try the Oakwood Pub or Gables or White Caps or Colonial or the River Bend or Paddington's. They are all within 300 meters of each other and offer up a wide variety of local talent.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
That's our blue beach designation flag along with the green flag for safe swimming this day. The blue beach designation means a lot of requirements have to be met. One of those requirements involves those snow fences which don't look too pretty right now but they are protecting freshly planted dune grasses that will mature to protect our beach for centuries. Don't worry, there is still plenty of room on our beautiful big beach. (click on the image to enlarge).
Well it's officially over (the summer of 2009 in the Bend). We are hoping for a nice fall and short winter to make up for the poor weather this past summer. On the bright side our new blue beach designation and beach enhancements were very well done and make us proud. Brian (Dale) finally released that first CD which is now available on i-tunes. I am looking forward to promoting our favourite spot on CBC 2's songquest.