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on the way

the second fall outing of the year was a revisit to the finger lakes region of western new york state. you may recall that the first getaway to the tobermory, ontario area was met with nasty weather at times and a lackluster autumn colour change. i wish i could say this was better – it was not. the weather was wet and rainy the entire weekend long…

she-qua-ga falls in the village of montour falls was a dud. watkins glen was not much better – at the end of october, the colours had not come close to changing in a meaningful way, but a lot of trees were indeed leafless. that was our first day in the area.

the second day was basically a downpour for hours on end and made touring an impossibility. the third day was a tad better – the rain let up for the afternoon…

the centrepiece of the trip, as it were, was meant to be taughannock falls just outside of ithica, new york. to the extent that we were not rained out, i was able to get some decent photographs of this majestic waterfall and area.

this photograph was taken on the trail toward the falls along the taughannock creek in the taughannock gorge within taughannock falls state park.

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the comfort maple 2

a different take than the previous ‘the comfort maple 1’…

named after the comfort family who owned the land it sits on from the early 1800’s, the comfort maple is a sugar maple tree that lives in the comfort maple conservation area in pelham, ontario. it is believed to be approximately 500 years old and would be one of the oldest such trees in canada. the comfort maple was designated a heritage tree in june 2000 under the ontario heritage act .

from the information sign on the site:

THE COMFORT MAPLE
This tree, believed to be Canada’s oldest Sugar Maple (acer saccharum) was accepted for its preservation April 30th 1961, by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority from Miss Edna Eleanor Comfort, whose family have owned this land since 1816. She and her late brother, Earl Hampden Comfort, to whose memory this tree is now dedicated with gratitude and affection, reserved this plot of land for its protection in 1946
“O Lord, How Glorious Are Thy Works”

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the comfort maple 1

named after the comfort family who owned the land it sits on from the early 1800’s, the comfort maple is a sugar maple tree that lives in the comfort maple conservation area in pelham, ontario. it is believed to be approximately 500 years old and would be one of the oldest such trees in canada. the comfort maple was designated a heritage tree in june 2000 under the ontario heritage act .

from the information sign on the site:

THE COMFORT MAPLE
This tree, believed to be Canada’s oldest Sugar Maple (acer saccharum) was accepted for its preservation April 30th 1961, by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority from Miss Edna Eleanor Comfort, whose family have owned this land since 1816. She and her late brother, Earl Hampden Comfort, to whose memory this tree is now dedicated with gratitude and affection, reserved this plot of land for its protection in 1946
“O Lord, How Glorious Are Thy Works”

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the whale

a closer view of the boulders mentioned in the previous image (boulders in view). further research has explained that this series of boulders used by the ‘bouldering’ community is found on shelf beach within the halfway log dump area of the bruce peninsula national park.

they all have names: the crab, cedar boulder, turtle. Apparently, they all have names. the whale is indeed evident. 😉

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boulders in view

a little further west along the rocky shoreline of the area known as halfway log dump. in the centre of the frame, the large boulders that folks use for ‘bouldering’.

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rocky shoreline

having finished at the lookout tower, we headed back to the motel for some breakfast. we then packed the car up as we were going to head home later in the day. we had scheduled a place to visit in another part of the bruce peninsula national park: halfway log dump.

the car parked, and the fee paid, we took the roughly 1km trail to the site… what splendour! a pebble beach greeted us and further west along the shoreline, were rocks and boulders. Apparently, there is something called bouldering (rock climbing on smaller rock formations and large boulders) and this place is renowned for that. this is a shot due west of the pebble beach.

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from the lookout tower

the next morning of our weekend trip to tobermory, ontario. up and out of the motel in the darkness once again…

we are still in the bruce peninsula national park; this time by the visitor centre and the nearby lookout tower. unfortunately, the cloud cover was too intense to get much in the way of a dramatic sunrise, but the clouds were lovely.

it was still early fall, so the colour change hadn’t really approached peak levels yet.

here is a shot from the lookout tower looking northwest (i believe) towards the ferry terminal in tobermory, with a ferry docked.

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singing sand

having spent the day hiking on the georgian bay side of the bruce peninsula national park and dealing with crazy weather including rain, sleet and snow, we went back into tobermory to get some dinner.

unexpectedly, the weather changed for the better and after eating we ended up at singing sands beach to catch the sunset. the beach is actually on dorcas bay in lake huron.

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from the point

the grotto and indian head cove visited and photographed in the bruce peninsula national park, we got back on the bruce trail to halfway rock point before heading back on the georgian bay trail to take us back to the parking lot.

photographed is the view looking due east from halfway rock point towards cabot head provincial nature reserve.

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the grotto

we continued on the bruce trail within the bruce peninsula national park, passing boulder beach and thought we might have time to make it to overhanging point. unfortunately, it was not meant to be…

we did, however, get back to indian head cove and the grotto – here it is in all its glory!

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