Monday, October 21, 2013

The Hastings Highlands

After visiting Egan Chutes, we continued west along hwy 28 and turned north at Boulter Road into the heart of the Hastings Highlands. Unlike much of the region with trees lining the roadsides, there are views to be seen along this road. Once upon a time, we seriously considered purchasing a property in this area. It was a lovely modern log house. However, we decided that it might be a little too remote for us.

The first photo was taken from the Community Centre on Fort Stewart Road. I never saw a fort, and I never saw much of a community, but I did see a nice view.

Driving back to Boulter Road from our brief sidetrip to Fort Stewart, I stopped to snap this photo, which seemed quite in keeping with the rurality of the region.

Just next door to the above photo, we spied this amusing sign on a garage.

A nice photo of a flaming solitary tree with some highland in the background.

The next photo was taken from a bridge on Boulter over the York River. This is the same river as the waterfall at Egan Chutes but farther upstream. Streams are very unpredictable in this country; they can go from being calm and navigable (for small craft) to raging torrents within a few miles.

Shortly after stopping at the bridge, we spied a little picnic area and pulled into it. This is not the York River but Fosters Lake. I wish there were more publicly accessible spots like this, but private property reigns paramount. We sat here for about 15 minutes, enjoying the view before going on to complete our circuit.

The western half of the loop was of the more typical forested backroad type. This final photo was taken either on Musclow Greenview Road or on the way to it.

And that was our scenic drive on October 01. October 02 featured our accident, and life has been less settled ever since. However, we seem to be getting on track and will have our paltry insurance settlement and a new-to-us car by the end of the week.


TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful scenes and color!

glad to hear the car situation is improving.

Hena Tayeb said...

lovely photographs

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

WOW on the colors in this post and the previous one, John. We are sorely short on anything resembling fall right now, although I did see at least one red and yellow leaf on the tree in the front yard amidst all those still-green ones. The crepe myrtles WILL be spectacularly colored in perhaps 3-4 weeks.
Glad to read you may soon have a car again, hope to see photos posted.

Regenia said...

These pictures would be beautiful note cards, book marks, computer wallpaper, computer "stationery", etc. Seriously. Hallmark, American Greetings, or similar card companies should see these. Absolutely perfect!

Mara said...

My, not visiting a blog for a week (or more) is not good! The photos you have shown are brilliant as usual, except for one or two: the ones of your car! That must have been a right shock. I am glad both of you got out okay, although probably very shaken.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Your photos of the autumn foliage are lovely. I have never driven through this part of Ontario. We always seemed to go North of West from the Toronto area. This is lovely rural countryside.

troutbirder said...

What a beautiful countryside. Very much like Bluff Country here. We chose to live in the countryside but not remote but big city amenities and the Mayo Clinic....

Hilary said...

You captured some lovely photo here, AC. Autumn at her best.