Category Archive: beaches

Manitoulin Island: Clear Water, Lighthouses, Ancient Seabeds, Breweries, and a Waterfall

We had a day and a half to explore Manitoulin Island. As the largest freshwater island in the world we didn’t exactly do it the justice it deserved, but we ended up feeling… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 3: The Grotto and Overhanging Point

The Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park is so popular that there is literally timed entry for parking at the Cyprus Lake Trailhead. Because the first image I ever saw from the park… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 2: Hiking the Bruce Trail

The day after our glass bottom boat tour and exploration of Flowerpot Island we returned to Bruce Peninsula National Park to hike a couple sections of the Bruce Trail. From our stop at… Continue reading

Glass Bottom Boat to Flowerpot Island, Fathom Five National Marine Park

I happen to love boat rides. Plus I’m fascinated by underwater archaeology and seeing shipwrecks. And – as I mentioned in my last post – I was very much looking forward to experiencing… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 1: Burnt Point Trail and the Blue-Green Waters of the Georgian Bay

I’m not sure exactly when it as that I first saw a photo of the Bruce Peninsula – though it was definitely sometime prior to the beginning of my travels more than 5… Continue reading

Weekend with Nick, Part 2: Lighthouse Day

Our mission for our second and last day with Nick and Emanuelle was a survey of some of the iconic lighthouses and quaint fishing villages that dot the coast. Ideally I would have… Continue reading

Weekend with Nick, Part 1: Acadia National Park

Our last few days in Maine were spent with Tom’s son Nick who came up for the weekend from New York with his friend Emanuelle. We initially met up for a late night… Continue reading

The Schoodic Peninsula and an Encore at McClellan Park

Our day on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park was a mistake. When I’d visited Maine 4 years ago I happened upon an awesome hike in the Great Wass Island Preserve that… Continue reading

A Visit to Campobello Island and Tea with Eleanor

Campobello Island, a Canadian island located just off the coast of northern Maine, is a place I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time, both to explore the rocky coastline and to visit… Continue reading

Welcome to the Bold Coast: Boot Head Preserve and West Quoddy Lighthouse

From New Hampshire we headed north to the upper coast of Maine to spend a week hiking, lighthouse-viewing, and sunset-watching. Having gotten a taste of the dramatic cliffs, wild blueberry bushes, crashing waves,… Continue reading