Living by the lake.


Living by the lake.

June 29, 2015

One of the many benefits to living in Oakville, is the possibility of living by the lake. If you are one of the lucky ones who does, you know just how special it can be.

I went for a long bike ride this morning, first dropping my daughter off at “school” (daycare) and then doing my usual round about by the lake. I don’t have any photo’s to share as I needed by daily does of “unplugged” time. Time just for me, all alone, no devices, to think, imagine, dream and simply observe the world around me. My second stop was of course at Cobs because I’m a frequent customer that can’t live without my whole wheat bread and scones. Then I proceeded down to the pier. The weather could not be better today and after a long rainy weekend, people seemed to be taking advantage of getting outside. One of the thing’s that surprised me when I moved here was just how friendly everyone is. Lot’s of “hello’s” and “good mornings” just seem to make the day better. From the guy fishing at the end of the pier to the film crew on the adjacent pier to the grandma and grandpa with the two little girls looking for rocks on the beach to the many people walking dogs to the friendly older man picking up sticks from the storm, everyone says hello with a sincere smile, including me! I quickly picked up this friendly habit, and it truly does make me happier.

Not only is living by the lake a wonderful experience, living by any body of water has many health benefits. Water for most people is extremely calming, especially for children and babies. Taking your little ones for walks by the water is surely an enjoyable activity for all. Another important benefit is the fresh air, although this morning after the stormy weekend it smelled more like washed up seaweed, but the fresh air is so invigorating!

I participate in a outdoor fitness class at Lakeshore Park every Thursday morning and I must say it’s so nice to be outside, surrounded by nature and looking out at the water while sweating away and doing something healthy for myself. Being outside in the sunshine and getting that important dose of Vitamin D is another wonderful benefit.

I hope I have inspired all of you to take a walk to the water today and enjoy the benefits that living in Oakville has to offer. We don’t know what tomorrow might hold (weather wise) so never waste a sunny day!

Have a wonderful week!




Summer Mom and Baby Classes!
10:00am–11:30am July 21st–August 25th 
Location: Lolë Atelier Oakville, 172 Lakeshore Road East.
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