Jack’s Walk

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©voyager, all rights reserved

These 2 small ponds belong to a sand and gravel company who have dug down far enough to hit the water table. The front pond’s been around for many years and has naturalized into the landscape. As well, the owners have stocked it with fish. The rear pond is only a few years old and is oddly lighter in colour than the one in front. I suspect this is because it doesn’t have either plants or fish yet.

Many years ago people used to bring their dogs to swim in the front pond. The water was always clean, fresh and cold and it was one of Jack’s favourite places. Then the owners began excavating here again and the gates were locked. Poor Jack lost the one swimming hole that always had good water quality. The caution sign is new this year and whether it’s true or not, it seems pretty effective.



  1. says

    It would keep me out. I can cope with a small amount of bees around me, but a swarm? No, no, no. The legacy of my allergic reaction to being stung. There’s a man who sets up his hives on County Road 52, and Rick goes wandering right in, walking around the hives, you can’t pay me to go in there.

  2. Nightjar says

    I’m not terribly afraid of bees and I have visited and walked around my friend’s beehives more than once. I just don’t feel threatened. But I’m sure the fact that a bee sting to me is just mildly annoying and not a big deal contributes to that. I’m lucky in that respect.

  3. The Mellow Monkey says

    Apparently “bee venom honey” is a thing that some people swear by for arthritis pain. I’m skeptical, but regardless of its efficacy, that should be tightly controlled. Instead some fool put it in cookies at a big neighborhood barbecue without warning anyone. My sister and my young niece spent the night in the ER as a result. Allergies are nothing to be messed around with.

    Shame about the swimming hole. That looks beautiful.

  4. rq says

    So sad about the swimming hole, poor Jack! I hope they’re just setting up a quiet place for bees to do their thing and live in peace.

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