We took advantage of the milder January weather to take a winter daycation to the Wellington Beach in Prince Edward County.
We took boots, hats, sunglasses and of course cameras. We are morning people so set off about 8:45. It was peaceful at the beach, no wind at all and gentle waves lapping on the shore. It’s about a 25 minute drive to the south of us over the Bay Bridge and into Prince Edward County. Wellington is a small town on the west side of the county on Lake Ontario. It is very close to the very popular Sandbanks Provincial Park.
There were lots of water birds … gulls, swans, mallard and long tailed ducks, Canada Geese. It was lovely to hear the honking of the geese and the sounds of the large flock of ducks.
There is a wonderful boardwalk along the Wellington Beach, just perfect for getting in our daily walk. But of course we had to walk the beach as well and look for shells and rocks. I was lucky enough to fins a small piece of beach glass too.
There were just a few footprints and dog prints but mostly the sandy parts were smooth.
At the beginning of the week the temperatures had dipped right down to -25 Celsius with the wind chill and the water had coated the rocks in a layer of ice. Even though it was a nice day of around +5 Celsius a lot of the ice hadn’t melted and looked lovely in the sunny patches that appeared from time to time.
After our walk along the beach and taking oodles of photos we headed for lunch at one of our favourite restaurants in Picton, The Lighthouse Restaurant. The Picton harbour was frozen over and we got some more great photos. Then we had a leisurely drive home. It was the perfect way to spend a Friday. The nice weather ended on the weekend and we have had pouring rain. Thank goodness the temperatures were still around +5 Celsius else it could of all been ice.
We’re hoping for another nice winter day to go back again. Do you take winter daycations?
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