Cross Foxes is a 5 star restaurant at the foot of a mountain in Wales that is apparently dog friendly. It is called "a dining extravaganza in a fantastic setting." Did I just return from Wales? Did I visit my acquaintance Harry Holland, a famous artist in Cardiff? Although, it seemed like I traveled 6 time zones, sadly, I have never been to Wales so the answer is "no."
But...I did experience a cross fox, the four footed critter.
The Cross Fox is a mutation of the red fox, mostly seen in the boreal forests on Canada. This was where I was and as I sat in line at the Canadian Customs line, a cross fox came out of the forest to look at us and defying rules on cameras, I snapped a quick shot of the beautiful creature harvested for its unique fur.
It was a typical week of pike fishing, birding, and having an adventure. There was a rare Greater Black hawk in Maine to chase but this trip had been set year's ago so there was no second thoughts on that, Ontario was on. Not everything is birds.....so a seaplane awaited to take us northwest from Armstrong Ontario
On Sunday the 12th I luckily knocked off item #121 on my bucket list. I drove completely around Smoothrock Lake, making a 35 mile or so odyssey in a 16 foot boat with a 20 horsepower motor,something I had never done since I first came there in 1982. We caught some nice walleyes cruising around and saw some nice views. It was my longest boat ride since 1991 when my wife and I crazily drove a 14 foot boat 100 miles down Lake Powell to see Rainbow bridge actually knocking off two buck list items, oddly both having nothing to do with the journey or the monument, and both incidental
#2 Catching a 1lb bluegill and #9 catching a 2lb crappie,both under the dock at the trail to the famous natural arch
Besides completing a life goal, I also caught some fish....
I saw some birds