Some Older Pictures

Yesterday I showed you the Portuguese Center, so I thought that I would show you a wonderful Portuguese event.  Two years ago I was living at Guy and Carleton.  I was told that the Portuguese had a couple of parades in the neighbourhood, so when I heard brass and drums, I went out to take a look.  Our Lady of Fatima church, which serves the Portuguese community puts on these parades two or three times a year.  It is just up the street from where I was living, so they march down Division St.,  up Guy, up Carleton and back to the church, just a few blocks.  I can’t remember what the occasion was for this parade.

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I spoke to one middle aged man who was there and he said that this tradition is dying out.  It is mostly followed by the older people.  I think that is so sad, and that it should be a big city event, because we have such a good sized Portuguese population here.

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For the second part of my blog, I will take you on a couple more portions of the Cataraqui Trail, both done within the last month and a half.

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This trip was about a 90 minute round trip east of MacGillivray Road.   You pass three or four little lakes along the way.

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This growing tree made a sharp turn when it hit rock.

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Someone’s house?  Beaver, muskrat?  Don’t beavers make their houses out in the middle of the water?

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The next trip took me from McFadden Road into Sydenham my favourite part of the trail so far.  The evening was grey with sunny breaks.  I had not meant to go into Sydenham but I was having such a nice time, I just kept going.   Being, for most of my life, a town or city girl, I kind of liked the mix of wilderness and signs of people, and I definitely enjoyed going along the side of Sydenham Lake.  Beautiful!  I got back to the car just as it was getting dark.

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A very pleasant spot for sitting, with the roseate glow of the sunset.

 

 

 

 

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