The Great Wall Of Utterson
Built decades ago by the local farmer folk to keep out...things. When I asked our gracious host Buelly Walker what kind of things he replied "Those we don't speak of", and made the sign of the cross.
Ruins of a UFO!Out walking Friday morning, Buelly showed us the wreckage of an alien space craft. Apparently, my wife and I are the only outsiders ever to be shown the crash site, so this photo is probably worth a fair bit of money! Also according to Buelly, the aliens come from the planet ell xpress. They survived the wreck and now operate a pottery shop in Gravenhurst. Weird that they should speakEnglish, but I guess it really is the universal language.
This is where the college-age backpackers that come through town every summer get tossed after they've been eaten.
During our stay, the wife and I were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife, some of which can only be found in this part of Ontario. Here are a few of my better pictures.
The Great Black Woodpecker!Or, as the locals refer to them, blackpeckers. Hard to get an idea of scale from this picture, but they are quite huge--eighteen inches in length, at least. A very king among birds.
The Great Carnivorous Sky Dove
According to our gracious host Buelly, the Carnivorous Sky Dove is the largest flesh eating avian in all of Muskoka. As an adult, they have a wing-span of 25 feet or more, and have muscled out the Golden Eagle as Lord of the Stratosphere throughout Central Ontario. This picture is of a baby just out of the nest. Its about the size of a pigeon.