Peterborough & Port Hope Roadtrip

In August as I’ve mentioned before I visited my friend Sarah in Peterborough and I realized last week that I still hadn’t shared any photos from the trip. So today I wanted to share photos from the second day of the road trip when we whisked Sarah away to the beach in Port Hope. I didn’t have the chance to take too many because it rained most of the day but in the spurts of dryness I ended up taking a few random shots but mostly just our cold walk on the beach. Next time I visit I want to take more of the city and actually get a photo of me and Sarah together cos apparently I forgot to do that…I don’t know how I forgot that honestly. Also there is a zoo in Peterborough! I didn’t even know this until we were about to drive home, so bummed but I have a few things on my list for our next visit so that’ll be fun. Its wonderful that she lives kind of close to Montreal, I light up anytime I get to see old friends from my time living in Vancouver.

peterborough roadtrip (1)Firstly though DOG! It was so great spending the morning at Sarah’s apartment with dogs around to attack me and try and lick my face constantly.  I grew up with a dog so I miss having them around – it’s such a different vibe to owning a cat.

peterborough roadtrip (3) peterborough roadtrip (9) peterborough roadtrip (8) peterborough roadtrip (6) peterborough roadtrip (4)We headed out of town and drove past the Ontario countryside. We even ended up stopping by this antique store that was in a church. Some how I didn’t end up taking any photos the church or the inside which was really silly but I did take photos of the cool flowers outside. If you know what causes the holes in the leaves leave me a comment below since I’m very curious to know.

peterborough roadtrip (14)peterborough roadtrip (11)peterborough roadtrip (10)peterborough roadtrip (16)We found a really cute entrance to the beach in Port Hope just when the rain started to let up for a bit. I had to take my shoes and go into the water even though it was really cold.

peterborough roadtrip (13)peterborough roadtrip (17)peterborough roadtrip (21)peterborough roadtrip (27)We all ended up finding something on the beach we wanted to keep. Sarah found a wizard’s wand which was probably the coolest thing in my opinion. It was a stick that had been beaten by the water so much it had removed all the bark and smoothed out and created waves. I ended up find this mostly intact bird skull that lucky had all the flesh removed. I’m not really a bone or taxidermy person but I love bird skulls so I was really excited to bring it home. Zara found so much, she took sand from the beach and found all this small bones to bring home – she was scavenging the whole time we were there.

peterborough roadtrip (22)peterborough roadtrip (19) peterborough roadtrip (28) peterborough roadtrip (29)peterborough roadtrip (31)I loved the weathered driftwood that was all over the beach. The circular branches coming out of the sand in the first shot were roots from one of the trees on the edge of the beach. We also kept finding dead birds and this whole fish on the beach the more we walked. It was kind of creepy after a while considering we could see a factory just down the road from where we were.

peterborough roadtrip (18) peterborough roadtrip (23) peterborough roadtrip (26) peterborough roadtrip (25) peterborough roadtrip (24)Random beach flowers, and then it started to rain again and we had to walk back as quickly as possible to get back to the car.

peterborough roadtrip (32) peterborough roadtrip (33) peterborough roadtrip (35)I was able to cover my camera under my coat but my lens still ended up getting cloudy from all the rain drops on it. Which was too bad since we hadn’t taken any group photos yet. I did grap these which I do love because it covers up our trip pretty well – wet.

  peterborough roadtrip (39)peterborough roadtrip (40)Also crap apple tree!! I grew up with a crap apple tree so I enjoy eatting them even though everyone else thinks I’m crazy . Yum. We found this in Cobourg where we went to have dessert after the epic fail of a beach day. It just makes me excited to visit again, it’s neat to see more of Ontario.  Since moving to Montreal I’ve only been to Toronto plus the bird skull and seeing Sarah was worth getting a bit wet, lol.

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