November 2009 to May 15, 2010

Out and About


May 15, 2010

Visitors to Southampton, Frank & Anja Wright  who took in the harbour view said they were captivated with the area

May 15, 2010

Colin Crawford took this picture of fire at Ray St & Buckby Lane, Port Elgin.

May 14, 2010

Some brave soul was out kite surfing today, at least he has a wet suit on.
Carol Walberg

May 14, 2010

New business in Port Elgin is undergoing a major facelift under new owners

May 13, 2010

Road widening continues along Hwy 21 at the north end of Port Elgin


Chantry Centre in Southampton was awash in a 'sea of red' hatters for lunch on May 11

Affordable housing projects leaps ahead in a single day

May 10, 2010

Out 'n' About High winds and rain down trees Read More

May 9, 2010

Shown here are Paul and Ali Kelly and Henry Brindle

 Peter and Judy are supervising the BBQ

Despite the cold, wet and windy day the Propeller Club held its' annual BBQ in the parking lot of Martin's Home Hardware in Southampton on Saturday.

Photos by Carol Walberg

May 7, 2010

Out 'n' About Sewer work progresses

May 6, 2010

Young Monarch Butterfly enjoying the morning sun on the front of my house.

by Jackie Melcher

May 6, 2010

 Out 'n' About Scenic beauty of Bruce County  Read More

May 4, 2010

Cherry Blossoms in Spring by Peter Stamford

May 3, 2010

Larry Leonard points out that the old bridge across the Saugeen at Victoria Street poses a hazard due to the bridge support which is still there below the water.  Larry lost a propeller and had extensive other damage recenly.  Boaters beware!  The above photo marks the spot clelary

May 3, 2010

SIGNS of SPring

Southampton Community Garden continues as soil is brought in for the beds.  All beds are spoken for

Now that the area is pesticide free the birds are beginning to return as evidenced by these Blue jays in Southampton

May 1, 2010

Apartments at Southampton bridge is a beehive of activity with new-roof construction

Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists create an 'underwater' setting for the new sea monsters exhibit

 Underwater scene adorns Museum walls

April 29, 2010

A little afternoon Serenity on Fairy Lake today by Peter Little ... “The Ugly Duckling”?

April 25, 2010

Don Warren explains the duties to be performed by the new volunteers that will crew on the Peerless this summer for Chantry Island Tours (Walberg).

April 25, 2010

Volunteers Karen Speight (L) and Wendy Switzer at St. Paul's Anglican Church Annual Marmalade Tea

Behind the scenes are (L) Louise Logan and Mary Walters

April 23, 2010

Once again the Southport Optimist club made a presentation to the Saugeen Track & field last Thursday night at their bingo April 22 in the amount of $2,000.00. Excepting the donation is President Brian Hilbers and athlete Ashley Hilbers. Presenting the cheque is the up coming president Optimist Brenda Zinn.

April 21, 2010

Local entrepreneur, Sandy Lindsay (R), received thank-you for speaking at Southampton Rotary

April 21, 2010

Fields are very dry this spring, as farmers know when they till

April 20, 2010

Chesley's main street is a work in progress

April 18, 2010

The Snowbird has landed (almost) The Ruhl Family

April 18, 2010

Rooster on the loose is a walking alarm clock!

Southampton Community Garden at G.C. Huston School is staked out

April 18, 2010

Clear and cold with winds from the northwest keep wind turbines turning

April 17, 2010


Out 'n' About Cold winds out of the north Read More

April 13, 2010

Sunset at Red Bay by Mike McMillan

Work on new Accessible Playground is well underway

Dig at the new playground

April 10, 2010

'Snowbirds heading home'

submitted by Barry Ruhl, Florida

April 6, 2010

Out 'n' About  Spring returns with new life Read More

April 5, 2010

Classic shot of Paisley Dam by Larry LePage

April 2, 2010

Spring clean-up for Southampton sidewalks

Hydro fleet sets out from Hi-Berry on Hwy. 21

April 1, 2010

Nora Charbonneau of Hi-Berry Farm, fires up her trusty steed to prepare the seed beds
and attracts a flock of ubiquitous spring gulls waiting to help by picking off those pesky bugs. by Michael /Crossling

March 31, 2010

Out 'n' About Spring arrives with blooms and Easter Bonnets Read More

March 29, 2010

They're back!

March 29, 2010

Trolling down the river

March 27

Seagull perched on the top of a boat

by Wayne Petheric

March 25, 2010

"I hope winter went that-away!" by Michael Crossling

March 21, 2010

Out 'n' About Sudbury 'Super Stack' 

March 21, 2010

Tuffy in Florida has found the Saugeen Times on the net and is saying its just purrrrfect!

March 17, 2010

Out 'n' About True Irish Namesakes Read More

March 17, 2010

Out 'n' About St. Pats at Duffy's Read More

March 13, 2010


A small stand of trees is uprooted as ...

...winter takes its toll in wetlands near Chepstow

March 9, 2010

So; that’s how they are going to work around the Range Light! - Build their own place to stand.

Larry LePage

March 9, 2010

Barry Ruhl and Tuffy 'chill out' in Florida

What is known as a 'chemtrail' visible in the clear sky at dusk in Port Elgin

Old house at Piper's Glen ... going ...

... going ...

... gone!

March 8, 2010

Tom Marcotte who is supervising the sprucing up of the cabin of the Peerless at the Boat House in Southampton

Work goes on behind the scenes getting ready for summer. The Peerless is in "dry dock" in the Boat House getting some TLC from Propeller Club members.

Above is Joe VonHeymann and Larry LePage working on the signage for the Chantry Island Tours.
Photos by Carol Walberg

March 8, 2010

Out 'n' About Snowshoes on Lake Huron in March Read More

March 7, 2010

Harbour Work takes shape in the ice by Larry LePage

March 6, 2010

Chantry Island Light at sunset by Carol Walberg

Sunset reflection by Carol Walberg

March 5, 2010

Ready for St. Paddie at Southampton Pet Hospital

March 2, 2010

Moose spotted ....?

... not quite!

February 26, 2010

Out 'n' About Kids meet 'The Great One' at the Olympics    

February 25, 2010

Blowing snow makes Chantry Island hard to see

The deserted boardwalk

Open water near shore makes the ice treacherous


February 18, 2010

"I hate a bath," says Rambo, who has difficulty living up to his name at bath time

February 17, 2010

The irrepressible Rose at Legault's Independent Deli in one of her famous hats on Valentine's Day

February 15, 2010

Water keeps flowing from under the ice at Paisley dam

February 15, 2010

Where two rivers come together in Paisley, one is open, the other frozen

February 12, 2010

Giant rocks at the Southampton Harbour waiting to be installed

February 7, 2010

Ice piles up at Southampton Beach Sunday February 7th

February 7, 2010

A hill of snow at the Southampton Harbour on Sunday February 7th

February 6, 2010

 Wintry afternoon in Southampton."
Wayne Petherick

Barb & Marylou enjoy the Wiarton Willie festival

February 5, 2010

Tuffy's not" talking" to us! I don't think she likes the new cut! Regards to all

Pat and Barry Ruhl from Florida

January 30, 2010

Aubrey Martin, whose father Brian plays for the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, poses in her new 'Dalmation' coat and chapeau

January 30, 2010

A bright full moon on Friday came out during a break in snow - snowsquall warnings out again for tonight (Saturday Jan 30)


January 29, 2010

Snow removal in full sway as more snow expected

January 29, 2010

Work at Southampton Harbour continues despite severe winter conditions

January 28, 2010

White-out conditions everywhere including High Street in Southampton at noon on Thursday

January 28, 2010


'Man's best friends' seem to enjoy the blustery weather

January 27, 2010

View to the west from the bridge at Southampton Harbour where the Saugeen River joins Lake Huron ....

View to the east from the bridge

Heavy winds create blowing snow

January 23, 2010

(L) Bob Keeling & Rom Sharby attended the rally held in Owen Sound on Saturday with no mistaking their sentiments

January 23, 2010

Chi-Cheemaun at her winter home in Owen Sound Harbour

January 22, 2010

Laura Macaulay 3rd generation resident of Southampton celebrated her 96th birthday.  According to her son-in-law Larry Lepage, they made her work for it.

January 17, 2010

Construction underway at Southampton Harbour

Giant steel beams

On the north side


Natural Carpenters by Michael Crossling

January 10, 2010

Winter Sunset by Carol Walberg


January 2, 2010

Mountains of snow piling up everywhere

Blowing snow on bridge across the Saugeen Saturday night

Snowbanks in the middle of Southampton's main street higher than the 'Roving Reporter's car

January 1, 2010

Heavy snows continued all day piling up on the main street of Southampton.  The flag at the foot of High Street can barely be seen through the blanket of falling snow

January 1, 2010

I was trying to get close but "Brutus" is rather skittish!

Have a Happy New Year! Hopefully the world will have a big "P" for Peace on its head in 2110!

Pat Barry and Tuffy (Ruhler of the household!)

December 28, 2009

Blustery winds to welcome the Olympic Torch

Stormy skies and waters on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009

Back to winter for the week with a dramatic drop in temperature expected tonight (Mon., Dec. 28 2009)

December 24, 2009

Llamas, donkeys, horse and goat ... almost a scene from The Nativity

December 24, 2009

Construction continues despite winter

December 21, 2009

Geordie Farrell of the Saugeen Track & Field Club and her first grandchild, Mykenzie Wolfe.

December 19, 2009

Wanted to share our wonderful Snow Guy - Blurry! Best Wishes from The Bluewater, Southampton!

December 18, 2009

What is going on here?

Picture submitted by John Weichel from last Friday

December 18, 2009

Tuffy checks in from Florida courtesy of Pat , Barry and Tuffy Ruhl

December 16, 2009

The road from Neustadt to Hanover in Bruce County on December 16

The road from Paisley to Southampton in Bruce County on December 16

December 16, 2009

Two-year-old Cooper Pope is a true-blue Toronto Maple Leaf fan like his dad James

Construction doesn't stop because of weather as a new semi-detached start-up begins adjacent to the local high school with another going up across the street

December 12, 2009


Out 'n' About Man in the Tilley Hat answers where and what is this?

December 12, 2009

Even the gulls take advantage of the sun at the end of High Street

December 12, 2009

Bright sun and crisp air were a relief after two days of intense blizzard condition on the Huron coast


December 6, 2009


Out 'n' About Stokes Bay a bit high and dry 

December 3, 2009


Out 'n' About Moon & Mystery Water


Out 'n' About First snowfall of the year

December 2, 2009


Out 'n' About Labour Council Awards

Nov 27, 2009


Cleaning up the fields outside the town limit of Port Elgin before the snow arrives. Corn stalks are mulched and taken off by new, modern equipment.


November 25, 2009

Construction is about to wrap-up on Highway 21's big construction


November 24, 2009

Rotarians Bruce Waechter (L), Jacqueline Scott and Chuck Jonas (R) presented two cheques to Brian Wakelin, Chair of the Hospital Foundation one for $2,600 and the second for $17,511.50 from the Huron Shore Run.


November 24, 2009

Shawn Thompson (2nd from left) is honoured for collecting the most pledges at the Huron Shore Run (L) Bruce Waechter, Jacqueline Scott and Chuck Jonas


November 21, 2009

Mystery Bell.... where is it?


Nov 19, 2009

Demolition of the Treatment Plant in Port Elgin


Port  Elgin Water Treatment Plant reduced to rubble


Nov 16, 2009

Can any readers explain why there are clumps of zebra mussels here and there on the beach?  It looks as though someone dumped a pail full here and there. Harry Weichel is looking at one such clump.


Nov 14, 2009

Three ladies in pink were out for a walk enjoying the unseasonably warm weather over the weekend.

(L) Ruth White, Mary Hagen and 94-year-old Jean Innes

Nov 12, 2009

by Michael Crossling


November 12

by Michael Crossling


November 11, 2009

Another giant maple disappears in Southampton


November 11, 2009

 Pharmasave in downtown Port Elgin undergoing major renovations

November 9, 2009

Fans of the fifties, turned up at the Museum Saturday, only to find that the Nifty Fifties had unfortunately been cancelled.
(L) Judy Hilsden, Marg & Rick Smith, Don and Diane Warren and Ron Hilsden. The Hilsdens came from Owen Sound while the Smiths and Warrens live in Southampton.

November 8, 2009

Sarah Champion Wuntke on Monday Nov 2nd carrying the OlympicTorch as part of a relay at CFB Comox on Vancouver Island


Sarah and her brother Andrew are Captains. Andrew is deployed in Afghanistan.

 For more on the Champions see Faces of Today's Military Sarah is the daughter of Christine and Kevin Champion of Southampton.


Nov 7, 2009

The tour boat, the Peerless, makes her last voyage for the year from Southampton Harbour to Port Elgin.

Chantry Island Lighthouse is seen in the background with the Southampton Harbour Range Light in the foreground.


Nov 5, 2009

Out 'n' About 'Eagle Eye' Doug Johnson spots a new addition


Nov 2, 2009

Blue Day by Gail R Schuett


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