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Old 10-03-2011, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Here's the cottage I've been staying at for over a month now, that's less than 2 minutes from the beach...











Port Stanley is only 40 minutes from London, but here's how we got here...

















I often duck in here when it rains...








This place makes a pretty decent pizza...





Who says swings are just for kids...








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It was a beautiful evening tonight...





The lake was like glass...





Many people, including myself, enjoy long walks on the beach...





Here's where you walk to when you wanna get ripped ...





Some of the beach houses are very beautiful...





This one is my favorite...




















Took these last shots on other evenings...






































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Where's the fish?
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They're in the lake!


There is a fish market down the street. Several of them, actually. The boats go out every morning at 4 am and arrive back at 11 am each day and you can buy the day's catches at the market.


Not a big fish eater myself but I do enjoy perch and some other mild types.


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Took this video clip earlier this evening...





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What a contrast...





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An absolutely beautiful day here today...





I even went for a swim...





So did this little fella...








There's gonna be a gorgeous sunset tonight!!! Oh I can't wait. Packing up my camera gear now. I'll post the pics when I return...





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I can see why you are in love with this place!!!

Thank you for all the beautiful pictures and sharing your vacation with us. It seems like we are right there with you!!!

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Great pics! A lot of people dont realize how beautiful some of the Great Lakes beaches and resort towns are! I forget what the name of the beach is, but there is a beach on the USA side of the Great Lakes that was voted one of the most scenic in the entire country (and that includes beaches in Hawaii).
Port Stanley looks like a really nice beach town! The water looks really nice and clear. Many of the beach towns by me are way too crowded to enjoy. The Hamptons out on Long Island are nice though with clear water and white sand and smaller crowds and apparently Cape Cod is very nice too. I have never been to Cape May yet, but I hear the beach there is beautiful and a little less crowded than the NJ beaches closer to NYC. And Bermuda is only a 1 hour and 20 minute plane ride away!

Thanks for sharing! And awesome sunset pics. I like the homes along the beach too!
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Thanks for bringing back old memories.. I remember going to GTs..
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Thanks, Gang! Glad you like the shots. I got some real beauties last night. Check it out...


































































































Yeah, GT's is closed now for the season but there are other bars in town that are still open.


This time of year is a particularly good time to enjoy Port Stanley...because the beach is deserted and most evenings and days I'm practically all by myself. You feel like you own the beach when no one is around.


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Really nice shot! I see a lot of banding in all these shots. What camera are you using?

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Gosh, thanks Mitchel!


That particular shot was taken with my DSLR camera, using the 70-300 mm zoom lens. Most of last night's pics were taken with the DSLR camera although a couple were shot with my little canon digital camera.


Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is "banding"...and is it a good thing?!


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I'll reply in the camera thread.
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We're having Indian Summer here for the Thanksgiving long holiday weekend. Here are shots I took today.


This is the wharf restaurant that we ate at one evening...





























Going back to the beach for a late lunch at Mackies and for a swim too!!!


There's gonna be a gorgeous sunset tonight...


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A beautiful sunset last night...








The moon was pretty cool too...





Not quite full, but just about...











These shots were taken yesterday afternoon...








We're having Indian summer and many families were enjoying the beach...





A bit blurry but still cool...

















We saw a Stork too...



































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I shopped in this little gift store yesterday called 'country bliss'...





A better shot of the wharf restaurant we ate at...














Many great little places to stay here...








Here are your fish, Mitchel...




















I sat here this afternoon and painted my nails...








We couildn't ask for warmer summer-like weather here for the long Thanksgiving weekend...





See ya again soon...


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This evening's shots...























































The darker it got, the more the harvest moon glowed...














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Trying to get shots of people's vehicles while they aren't looking, isn't easy.


I enjoy the cool cars that roll into town daily...











Sunset tonight was really beautiful. Love it when it's a bit cloudy. Makes the sunsets more interesting...























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