Pigeon Lake

Not a great cycle trip or adventure to write a post about just a lovely family holiday and beautiful wedding so I felt like posting a few pictures! My brother has been asking and asking me to come out to Canada to visit and last year he said “please come because we are getting married!” We are very grateful to very generous parents who made it possible for us to enjoy this special occasion and a brilliant holiday.

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On our way a quick visit to London and the Natural History Museum.

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King Louis!

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Although Mia got a bit freaked out by all the stuffed animals especially the lion which she came face to face with! It is good place to waste time before a flight.

P1080117Hugh’s cottage by the lake, luckily they are not moving till after the wedding, a perfect wedding venue!

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…plenty of time to go for a paddle as well.

P1070442We stayed just north of Hugh’s house in this lovely airbnb place, in the Kawartha lakes region. On the banks of Pigeon lake and close to the little town of Bobcaygeon it was a perfect location.

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The dock at the bottom of the garden.

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a princess waiting for her daddy.

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Wedding day, tables all laid…

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and canoe filled with drink!

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I had a busy morning getting the flowers ready but really enjoyed doing it for such a special   occasion.

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Not in focus I know, but it was such a lovely atmosphere.

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The first dance with on looking bridesmaids!

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Early morning cuddle!

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Off to explore the lake

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And what a find, a perfect little beach complete with a big box full of buckets and spades.

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Most days involved a quick trip to the beach either in the canoe or kayaks or even the pedal boat.

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Busy building castles, moats and streams

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After a summer of heating the lake was lovely, so even Pippi braved a swim. Hard to believe in a few months it will be all frozen!

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Pip squeak!

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Mighty!

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Happy in the sand and sun.

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Helping with the canoe, this was by far one of the highlights for Mia, being able to just go out for a paddle,and it beats walking round to the beach.

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Finished at the beach and onto the bowling lanes!

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Ready steady roll! In celebration of Grandma’s birthday a brilliant evening.

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After the wedding we decided to take a little trip down to Toronto and Niagara. The falls were amazing, just the volume of water pouring down. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost four million cubic feet (110,000 m3) on average!

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My favourite bit of the falls…

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but I wasn’t tempted to climb over, of the 15 people who have dared to challenge the falls only ten made it alive.

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The not so beautiful side of Niagara!

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Driving into to city. We booked into a backpackers and really enjoyed wandering around Toronto for a couple of days.

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Dancing in the street.

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Blue blue skies and skyscrapers.

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We had some hard moments dragging a three-year old around the city but she loved running through the streets of skyscrapers, climbing over benches, blocks and sliding down rails (just like her Uncle)!!

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just hanging out in the park.

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Back at the lake, no northern lights but a lovely moon…

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and beautiful sunrises, the one good thing about early Pippi wake up calls!

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In our fancy hire car!

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More beach time! We did spend quite a bit of time in the towns as well, Bobcaygeon was really sweet with some great junk shops!

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Sisters

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Pigeon lake, hopefully we will be back, really enjoyed a lovely and special family time.

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Thank you Grandma and …

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Grandpa.

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