Mira River from the Hillside Road

Mira River from the Hillside Road
Photo 26 of 34: Mira River from the Hillside Road
Taken 2008 June 11 from the Hillside Road
3.7 km (2.3 mi) northeast of its end on Highway 327 in Marion Bridge
GPS 46°00.01?'N 60°10.58?'W

The Hillside Road runs along the north bank of the Mira River staying fairly close to it except when it crosses two small peninsulas, one of which can be seen in the centre and right of this photo and on which the locality of Oakfield lies. This road is lined with houses and cottages and, even though it was still in the first half of June, there were quite a number of people about. The waters here are the aforementioned MacLeans Bay. The main flow of the Mira is to the right around a point outside the scope of this photo, where it briefly narrows somewhat only to open out into an expanse roughly 2.8 km (1¾ mi) wide, wider even than at Grand Mira.

The great weather of earlier in the day had given way to considerable overcast when this photo was taken, but there was still enough blue in the sky that the waters here show blue, even though a rather steely blue. But I have been by here when the waters sparkle under a bright sun (though I have no pictures from those trips) and it is then an even prettier scene than the one this day.