Bracebridge

So yesterday I went to visit Bracebridge (Muskoka) which is about 2 hours north of Peterborough; I have attempted my first video content so most of the day is summarised in that 😀 Though, it turns out that I can’t post it on here so I’m going to put that on Facebook or Instagram I think 😛

My Canada Mom had a work presentation here so I hopped in the car at 6am so I could explore my first Canadian town. First on my list was to follow a sign to the “falls”, meandering down to the old mill and along the river.

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Too tempting not to follow

There is an old Gristmill (grinds cereal grain into flour) next to a dam, creating the promised falls; this was the first time I have seen a proper dam and I really enjoyed the sound of water crashing onto rocks. Resisted the temptation to jump over the barrier and walk in the water, mainly because of the large warning signs!

 

 

I saw a lot of creepy crawlies, some I recognised and some I didn’t (I think I’ll put together a page of all the new species I encounter). Why are the ants so big?! I didn’t get a picture of the ants because I was too busy running away from them…

 

I also found a brick that had been in the river and had eroded in a quite charming fashion- I threw it back into the water so the force of the water could continue smoothing it down.

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Strangely beautiful

Anyway, I had a wander up the high street after my walk, one thing I noticed was that there is so much space here, in the UK all the shops are connected to each other but here there is loads of space between each building. I grabbed a hot chocolate in a lovely little coffee shop called Oliver’s, it was a nice hot chocolate but the best bit was the air conditioning inside the shop which made it a very welcome break from the heat outside.

 

I then munched my way through an amazing BBQ tofu buddha bowl at a natural food market cafe called Delhi llama. It was honestly one of the best vegan dishes I’ve bought, full of yummy veg and REALLY good tofu.

 

 

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