20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Touring Manitoulin Island

On Saturday we toured Manitoulin Island. We've visited many times, but it had been a few years since our last visit and so we John I decided it was time to return. ;-)

Little Current, Manitoulin Island

Traveling south from Espanola we crossed the swing bridge that separates the island from the North Shore. It allows access to boats and ships and while we didn't see it in action, check out this aerial view and video of the bridge - To view click HERE.

Swing Bridge, Little Current

We zipped through Little Current and drove west to Kegawong. Not only is it home to the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls, but more importantly Paddle Boy's favourite shop: Manitoulin Wind and Wave.

Manitoulin Wind and Wave, Kegawong, Manitoulin Island
He'd had his heart set on a specific paddle, but they didn't have it in stock so we continued westward to Gore Bay. The view from the east gorge lookout is breathtaking.


We spotted two deer on the drive up, but I'm surprised Paddle Boy even noticed as no doubt he was still pining over that out-of-stock paddle!

Gore Bay
Driving south we arrived at Providence Bay. Not only is there a long, sandy beach...

Providence Bay Beach

but there's also a boardwalk to protect the Lake Huron dunes.

Providence Bay boardwalk
Now late in the afternoon, we continued via Mindemoya home, but first we stopped at another lookout just north of Espanola. The narrow road twisted and turned as the asphalt hugged the rock cliffs. 



But it was well worth the trek.  The view was spectacular.


Do you see that smile? What a wonderful summer's day in Ontario! Have you visited Manitoulin Island? What's your favourite place? 

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4 comments:

  1. No we haven't been there yet but we definitely want to go, especially after seeing your wonderful photos. Maybe when we do visit there, you two will be able to come with us and be our tour guides! :-) It certainly looks like our kind of place.

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    1. We'd be delighted to be your guides, Ruth. Anytime. :)

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  2. We've enjoyed the island a few times, saw the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls and did a bit of hiking on the escarpment. I have a couple of much loved pottery pieces and sweet grass incense from the island! Your pictures are beautiful and Paddle Boy's smile says it all!

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    1. It's a gorgeous island, Rosella. There's a lookout on the east side of the island that will forever remain one of our favourite places in the world.

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