Roads – not taken (May 15)

This is part of a series that started with the post called “Roads – then and now (May 14)”. Each post in the series will describe each day what we had hoped to do on our ‘cancelled due to Covid-29’ trip to the Arctic Ocean in 2020 AND what we did do on our Cross-Canada trip in 2019.

Arctic Ocean: Today we would have left our friend’s cabin at Fawn Lake and heading to his brother’s house for a visit before heading out to Blue Lake North Rec Site for the night which is north of Williams Lake.

Cross-Canada 2019: Last year, on our cross-Canada trip, we headed out from Gore Bay by ferry to Tobermoray.

Che-Cheemaun Ferry

Tobermoray is known as the “fresh water scuba diving capital of the world” and is home to the “Fathom Five National Marine Park”. If one were to dive here, you would discover submerged forests, canyons, underwater waterfalls, and shipwrecks. Evan is a diver and one of our daughters has since gone for dives here.

The museum was absolutely wonderful to wander through.


The museum also provides a plethora of information on the Bruce Peninsula National Park. We chose ‘Singing Sands’ as our hiking destination but it was a bit too early and we encountered a good deal of mud. But that was after I tried to make it look like I was petting a bear. It was actually in the museum because, as we all know, you don’t pet bears!

After an exciting day, we headed to Wiarton to stay the night. We walked around the town a bit and found groups of people cleaning up the park — always a nice sight to see. We learned of “Wiarton Willie”, the Canadian albino weather-prognosticating groundhog. He was a real guy who died in 1999 but his successors continue to participate in the Wiarton Willie Festival and predict whether there will be an early spring.

As we walked around the town, we found these carvings in a field.

Needless to say, we enjoyed our day immensely!

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