Month: August 2021

Port Dover Friday the 13th

For the last ten years or so, I’ve been flying over the mass motorcycle gathering in Port Dover on Friday the 13th. It usually looks something like this:

Due to the pandemic and the fact that I flew over on Saturday the 14th (due to weather and how I was feeling on the 13th), it looked like this:

Quite the contrast! Hehe! The drag and race tracks in Cayuga were hopping that day. It was neat to see how quickly they are able to get cars through the drag race. I wonder if any of them heard me cheering from the air:

We also flew over Niagara Falls. Mike grabbed this great pic of one of the four helicopters in the circuit with us:

The Maid of the Mist is back in business, at reduced capacity:

It was interesting to see vehicles on the Rainbow Bridge, since the border has been closed for so long:

As we weren’t quite ready to head back down to the Earth yet, we cruised around Niagara for a bit longer. Some other joyous sites we ogled down at included a Dog Show at the Niagara Exhibition Grounds:

An event at the Market Square in St. Catharines:

The sad pile of rubble from the Welland House on Ontario Street which was recently gutted by fire:

And the Outlet Mall looking fairly busy, as we came back in to land:

As always, this flight was very uplifting and very positive for my mental health during this stressful time.

Another mood booster is visiting with my mother, which we did on Sunday. I was rather pooped so it was a fairly laidback visit. Lots of chatter about shows, books and our weird naked cats. Jan, Mike and I are really looking forward to being able to go to stores and malls again. I often wave at them from the air, with a sorrowful quivering lip, letting them know I will hopefully see them again soon.

Today’s symptoms: I felt pretty decent today. I took the day off and did some things around the house, cleaned and organized the shed then took a walk along the beach. This is certainly one of those days that I wish I had more of, but I’ll take what I can get! Other than that, I’ve been experiencing lots of fatigue and seem to be having more nerve pain lately, including the highly rude MS Hug.