May 4th, 2015
I’ve checked out beaches at off season times, meaning,
not in the summer, and so while in this area of
central eastern Ontario, we looked at Presquil. Personally, I believe that this is a real gem
of a place, for where in the world will you find so much mileage of sandy beach
on fresh water. That’s central Canada
for you. Having lived and been raised in
the Great Lakes region, I find myself to be very fortunate to have been part of
this natural treasure.
Presquil Park and beach are located on a bay off of Lake
Ontario. According to Ernie, a local
resident, it’s an area that juts out into the lake, creating its own unique
ecosystem. A small group of us looking
for property prospects took a short break to go to Presquil and feel the sand
under our feet. Isn’t it grand – the beach,
the water, openness. I can hear kids
play already in their summer fun. Also,
a real plus is fact that the water’s so clean with no salt and no sharks.
While we checked out this tourist attraction with its
expansive sandy beach, we actually spent quality time at a farm after a visit
to the beach and a resort. Winning a
number one award for the most innovative farm in the province of Ontario is
owner of a piece of land that grows Kale and then produces a snack out of
it. The Kale is soaked in a cashew
substance, dried, and then packaged for a large market across North
America. Additionally the property has a
barn and a yard full of family attractive farm animals.
The couple looking after the animals are Fil and
Sukhayanti. Sheep, goats, chickens,
cows, and a donkey are amongst community members of this amazing rural lot that
make it so appealing. I get a charge out
of just holding and petting one of those kids (wee goats) in my arms.
It came to my loathsome but sometime alert brain that in
such an environment of land, plants, animals and healthy industrious people
such as those young folks working at the small kale chip factory, and when you
add the natural spirit of God consciousness, you then have the formula of a
full existence. This is along the lines
of what our guru, Srila Prabhupada,
was talking about. This is the real way
May the Source be with you!