Together again; Stephen reached Tobermory well after dark last night after an epic 28 mile paddle in one day. I had driven north from Petoskey through Sault Ste. Marie and down through Manitoulin Island to meet him. My trek ended with a beautiful ferry passage on the Chi-Cheemaun, translated from Ojibway as “big canoe”, to Tobermory on the northern tip of the Bruce peninsula. What does he want to do on this day off? Take a boat ride (of course) out into Fathom Five National Park!
A map showing the extent of the Niagara escarpment, a fascinating geological formation that keeps the four western great lakes at their current level until the water reaches the Niagara Falls and spills over the escarpment. Thousands of years ago the big waterfall was just off Tobermory and scuba divers can see the narrow polished chute the rushing water created. The deepest spot in the Georgian Bay is around the base of this ancient waterfall quite near the cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Sorry about the long pause between posts and pictures. Will have lots of pictures up soon of the changing lakeshores Stephen has been documenting. From the wetlands of Saginaw Bay, the sandy cottagey southern Huron shores, the wild rocks and islands of the Bruce peninsula and the Niagaran escarpment and the interesting people he has met (to whom I say a heartfelt thank you for your kindness and generosity!)