(Post-post edit: All day I’ve thought it was Friday. Took the iPhone to town with me, planned photos on the way home, posted this evening. I just realized it’s Thursday. Ahhh the joys of being retired.)
As you drive along the shore road between the Town of Stratford and my home, 20 km away, the Pownal Escarpment is the rise of land to the north.
In the next photo you can see a snowmobile trail crossing from one field to the next parallel to the top of the slope.
It’s not a very impressive escarpment compared with the Great Rift Valley or the Niagara Escarpment over which Niagara Falls tumbles. An escarpment is simply a steep slope or long cliff that occurs from faulting, tilting or warping and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations. All the slopes have been farmed for more than a century, some just up to the point where it became too steep, and where trees remain. Over the past 40 years several impressive and very expensive houses have been built at the top of the slope.
The pictures were taken with an iPhone 6 from my (stopped) car as I was driving back from iPhriday grocery shopping. I stopped about four times to take photos and not once did a car pass me on the whole drive!
For those of you who follow my blog, you will remember CauliPhlower from a couple of weeks ago. The price has gone down significantly. They could just as easily have put 6.99 under the x-ed out price!