Port Colborne

The rain continued to fall on and off through the night and then again this morning.  Phaeton Place is certainly getting lots of moisture lately.  No leaks though, so that is a good thing.  The weather forecast is calling for sunshine through to the weekend now.  
 Robin Hood Flour Mill
I went for a 90 minute walk around the campground and out on to the beach along Lake Erie after breakfast.  It was a little damp, but my Tilley hat and Gortex jacket kept me nice and dry while I listened to some photography podcasts on my iPhone 4.  There are lots of single and double wide modular homes along the beach and also around a large quarry now filled with water on Sherkston Shores property.  There are about a dozen RVs in the Quarry ridge area where we are located.  Quarry ridge seems to be the main RV area.  Most sites are paved with 50 amp service and full hook ups.  I haven’t seen too many other people or vehicles in the RV area  though, so I’m pretty sure the other units are just stored here and only used on weekends.
 
I spent the afternoon exploring Port Colborne.  Port Colborne is on the shores of Lake Erie and at the south end of the Welland Canal, so I got to see some of the barges going through the canal and grabbed a few photos.  One building I found to be very interesting was the Robin Hood Flour Mill.  I think it looks pretty good in black & white.  I would love to get inside it to do some HDR photography but there doesn’t appear to be much activity around it anymore.  The graffiti photo is of a Canadian National Railway tanker car in the train yard near the canal.  The fish tag on the bottom caught my eye and gave the car an odd look.

One Comment

  1. Margie M. October 7, 2010 at 2:16 am #

    We had some wet weather here on the West coast of the U.S. too. As with your area by Lake Erie, we are expecting some sunshine again soon. Have fun.