Thick cloud at sunrise, 18th June.

I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise on Tuesday morning. The local weather station was reporting partly cloudy when I got up but it was almost solid cloud apart from a small section on the horizon when I arrived at the bay.

I had to walk to the end of the dock at Colpoy’s Bay to see the small section of open sky. This is the view as the sun cleared White Cloud Island before it disappeared behind the thick cloud.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Why I disappeared for almost two weeks.

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t posted since a Wordless Wednesday post on the 27th of March.

A couple of hours after I posted on the 27th I fell off a ladder and have spent the intervening days touring various hospitals having the resultant damage X rayed, CT scanned and partially repaired.

I have a fractured left Tibia now held together with four screws and multiple fractures of the right Humerus that are being left to heal naturally.

Unable to put any weight on my left leg or use my right arm it’s going to be a long healing process. I will be being moved to a rehab facility when a bed becomes available.

So this will be the last 2019 photo I will be posting for a while. Taken a few days before the accident it shows a frozen Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise with the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon.

Ice at sunrise.

Under a cloudy sky.

The Traveling At Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Under Cloudy Skies.

As seems to be the case for a lot of recent challenges I came up with an idea before changing my mind and finally going with my third or fourth idea.

In the end I decided to go with the occasional consequence of cloudy skies, a rainbow. All I had to do then was decide which rainbow photo.

In the end I went with this double rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula. The old barn is a local favourite and I got lucky when the very heavy rain eased off allowing me to line the brighter rainbow up with the barn.

A double rainbow over an old barn.

Frozen lake at sunset.

Actually, quite a small section of Last Mountain Lake at sunset in winter. Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

Last Mountain Lake, also known as Long Lake, is approximately 93 km long but only 3 km wide at its widest point.

The northern section, where this shot was taken, is the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. The area is a major staging ground for Snow Geese on autumn migration along with other wildfowl and Sandhill Cranes.

Frozen lake at sunset.

Week 47. Snow covered shoreline at dawn.

Saturday morning of week 47 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I wasn’t planning on being down there as the weather forecast was for rain starting before sunrise. I checked the local weather when the alarm went off which was reporting mostly cloudy but dry so I decided to head out.

I get the current weather conditions from the nearest Environment Canada Weather Station which is at Wiarton Airport. The airport is across Colpoy’s Bay on top of the Niagara Escarpment. In this shot the airport is to the left of the right hand tree.

The band of clear sky over the Niagara Escarpment didn’t last long before it was full cloud cover. The dark specks on the foreground snow are seeds from one of the trees on the shoreline.

Snow covered shoreline at dawn.