Thursday, July 9, 2015

Georgian Bay

Molly and I started off the summer holidays with a mini vacation with Marsha, Alden, Loch, dad and Wendy up to Tobermory, ON during the past few days.  The weather wasn't that great, but we still managed to get involved in northern Bruce County excitement.  I have been up there a few times, but never at any length.

We made a point to get over to Flower Pot Island.  It is 6km off shore, and about 500 hectares in area.  It isn't inhabited, but there are a few campsites, an operative lighthouse, and a home to a  variety of snakes and other critters.  It is also part of Parks Canada - so lots of seasonal federal employees who care and uptake the island with trails, railings, stairs, and the like.  Of significance is the flower pot looking rock formations that time and weather have eroded away to their current state.  There are also some caves on the island too.  This is a must see on any Tobermory adventure.

The trip ended with a visit down Dorcas Bay Road to Singing Sands beach.  It is on the Lake Huron side of the county.  Its highlight is a very nice beach with a sand bar that extends hundreds of feet out into the lake. It is another place I haven't been too.  The other turned quite quickly while we were there and it sort of forced us to move on.
All in all it was a good trip.  It was interesting with all the kids and the different personalities and dispositions of everyone - adults included.  But we came back no worse for wear, and with a lot of stories and photos to share.

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