(More later on the workshop, which was held at Detta in Chief Drygeese Territory).
I got to town a day before the workshop started, and so took some time to explore Frame Lake, which is just a couple of minutes from the Explorer Hotel where we were staying.
There is a great path around the edge of the lake...perfect for strolling or biking.
It is perhaps 9 kilometers around the perimetre, and gives you a whole variety of views.
Conversations for the birds...
bird on the rocks...
There were also a plethora of birds around. You could see them sitting in the trees, having conversations with eachother, splashing in the water (one bird seemingly 'on guard' out on a little rock).
Unfortunately, there was plenty of bird food around too (by bird food i mean 'mosquitos').
Everytime I stopped to take a photo, (particularly in shady areas) the little bloodsuckers caught up and tried to hitch a ride on a piece of exposed skin, so i took fewer photos than i otherwise might have! :-)
Still, it was fun following the path around, and exploring the view from the different angles.
The water was wonderfully reflective, suggesting a landscape below the surface.