We prefaced our rambling indulgence this afternoon with a leisurely cycle this morning along the former railway line from Almonte to Carleton Place then back, about ten miles. Peculiarly there was a strong north wind throughout the day; but the temperature was pleasant and easily climbed above 24℃. It tranquillized our mood. Feeling the gentle air was akin to a sweet liquor, soothing but toxic.
To acquaint our drive with an indulgence is not purely poetic. The luxury in this instance extended to the bakery at the Antrim Truck Stop in Arnprior. From there we rounded our journey to White Lake, across the 5-span bridge in the Village of Pakenham then along the idyllic Blakeney Road through the former Village of Rosebank and home.