Weather this past week was totally unpredictable. According to the forecast, today, tomorrow, rest of the week – no rain, just overcast. Yesterday was right on. Today, the weatherman did not get it right, and as of result we got soaked.
New Boardwalk, After Rain
New Boardwalk, View from Access Point on St. John's sideroad
There were all kinds of clouds – white, gray and dark gray. I thought that with a cooler weather and the wind the clouds will just pass. By the time we got to the McKenzie Marsh boardwalk there was no rain despite all the dark clouds passing over us. So I thought how bad can it get? Well I think one of the clouds decided to pour the bucket of water on us, and it did, as we were observing wildlife on the new boardwalk.
New Boardwalk, View from St. John's Sideroad Boardwalk
Still no name. No official plaque for the Nokiidaa Trail Link boardwalk between Aurora and Newmarket. What do we call it? Is this still part of the McKenzie Marsh?
Nokiidaa, Walking Together Sign
Its been a while since I visited the new boardwalk. It was too hot to get out and to walk all the way from home. Today was a prefect day, sunny, windy, comfortable temperatures, and bucket of water as a bonus.
Canada Geese, ducks and turtles seem to be the main occupants on this site. Great Blue Herons were somewhere. There were other small birds flying around, but unless you have a set of binoculars then you will be able to identify them. They all sometimes blend and look like one species.
Do We Have A Name?
It is nice to see that the boardwalk is being used. I see lot of parents and grandparents with their children and grandchildren trying to show them wildlife. Turtles seems to be the main attraction. Not many young birders yet. Not to mention, always plenty of photographers.
After all it was a nice relaxing walk. The landscape of the marsh is beautiful and definitely very green despite of the hot humid days. The rolling dark clouds with a bonus rain made this little trip of ours somehow adventurous. On the closing note, I noticed that we have now a new bench on one of the observation decks. Not sure about the second one, never made it that far.
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