Over May long weekend, we did a road trip around Georgian Bay, something that looked a little like This. Michael was under the impression that since it was May, it was about the right time to go for a beach holiday. Yes, we did visit several beaches. We swam only once. "Swim" is also probably not the greatest way to describe what we did though. It was more like jump-into-the-water-and-then-gtfo-as-fast-as-you-can-because-the-water-is-cold-enough-to-suck-the-living-air-from-your-lungs. But damn it was pretty looking water! I just couldn't let it go to waste!
This was at Bruce Peninsula National Park. I don't think I've ever seen water so pretty as this in Canada. It is now a favourite park of mine.
|the rare image of me bracing for a frigid swim.|
|Yes, this is as dangerous as it looks.|
|Atop the overhang at the park. There was also a super cool grotto to clamber down into, with the clearest turquiose water I've seen in a very long time.|
|Le grotto. Note awesome aqua.|
|Mike blending in.|
|Awesome sunken ship!|
|These sailors needed some maps, i think. The two boats were only meters apart.|
|The Interpretive centre...|
Interestingly enough, though, the park is also a designated RASC dark sky preserve. Their website says:
"The dark sky preserve offers exceptional dark skies, darkest in Ontario, 360 degree observing, horizon to horizon, no light pollution, a 7.5+ magnitude and a Sky Quality Meter reading of 21.96 (best is 23) Thursday nights in July and August are Astronomy Nights at Gordon’s Park."
Here are some other awesome things from our trip:
|Checking out the rocks in Lion's Head|
|Le provincial flower of Ontario (found during our hike to Greig's Caves), the trillium|
|We drove through Wiarton specifically to visit the famous albino groundhog Wiarton Willy|
|Wiarton must have been hiding, because he wasn't in his designated pen. But we did spot two groundhogs in the window of the information centre...two that might be more comfortable over at the Mounted Animal Nature Trail...|