Searching for eagles, settling for cheese

I suppose one could make a reference to the election out of that, but I'm still not doing a T post.

We missed the Eagle Festival in late November, but figured there'd still be some kicking around.  Feasting on dying salmon.  So we (older daughter and I) went off to look for viewing spots along the Fraser River.  Here's one - cold abandoned beach, nary an eagle (or human) in sight. 

Here's a board showing what we could have seen at some other time...

We did find a spot beside a bridge - so cold with the wind whipping off the river that we could scarcely get a shot.  I think it's mostly ducks, but there are a couple of actual eagles at the left rear.

(Is that our shadows??) (also, too cold to focus)

Then we fled to the nearby resort town to have a bite at a very nice little cafe.  Eh, closing at 3.30 these days.  Nothing else appealed, so we headed back home.  But with a stop at the self-serve egg place.  Leave money, take eggs from fridge.  Cold chickens all fluffed up individually...

Then to cheese place.  All sorts of offerings.  I bought some aged cheddar and some bleu.  Kind of disappointed - I like the local cheddar back east.  But both this one and the bleu were basically just strong old cheese flavor, not all that appealing.  However, the bleu on tasty dense pumpernickel made an acceptable lunch the next day.

For some future occasion, when less cold and windy, must go back and get some other shots - there was a small castle-cottage, a ship-shaped cottage and a pair of big houses with a connecting bridge at the second stories. 

Meantime, a few mandatory mountain pictures from the drive back.

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on December 8, 2016 at 7:18pm

:)

Comment by koshersalaami on December 8, 2016 at 8:46pm

Good pictures

Comment by Rosigami on December 8, 2016 at 9:14pm

I like these pictures; even the out-of-focus one, which is just a pefect picture of cold. 

Comment by Ron Powell on December 8, 2016 at 10:50pm

Great photos ...

Comment by JMac1949 Today on December 9, 2016 at 7:47am

Excellent... is that moon over the mountain made of green cheese?  R&L

Comment by Myriad on December 9, 2016 at 10:20am

JMac - no, fromage BLEU.

Comment by Myriad on December 9, 2016 at 10:21am

All:  Thanks.  Now for today imagine all those scenes with a layer of snow.

Comment by Anna Herrington on December 9, 2016 at 10:45am

My, what lovely mountains you have  ; )

Like the shot of the eagles, too, never seen them out of a tree, or not flying...

The mountains really are beautiful up there, though, more rugged than here, where the volcanoes are what rise the highest.... love it when you post photos of your area -- we had the snow two days ago, already melted.

I keep thinking I'll write a post about the differing snow realities between my husband and me when flurries fall.... he grew up in Connecticut, I grew up in Georgia.

short version:

Me:  it's a blizzard! Look out for black ice, be careful driving, sure you need to go to work?

HIm: It's a couple snowflakes! The roads are fine. If I slide around, even more fun! 

Stay warm up there ~

Comment by tr ig on December 9, 2016 at 10:50am

Very cool. OK very cold. Yeah I think them's eagles in the shaky pic. We even have them down in here, the ones who somehow keep themselves out of big ass redneck eagle stews.

Comment by Alysa Salzberg on December 11, 2016 at 5:08pm

Love the mountain shots, am jealous and happy that you guys did see some eagles, and hate blue cheese. Thanks for taking us along on this adventure!

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