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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. ūüėČ

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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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from the trail

we were blessed with sunnier and warmer weather for a time and we stayed in the area of indian head cove and the famous grotto at the bruce peninsula national park taking some family pictures etc.. 

we then continued along the bruce trail. the portion of trail leaving the indian head cove area towards boulder beach is rocky and as luck would have it, the weather turned on us. what was relatively warm and sunny weather moments prior, turned into sleet, snow and rain accompanied by nasty winds. this shot on the lower rocks was taken just prior to the weather turning. 

we would return to photograph the grotto later in the day.

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from the cove

we continued on along the georgian bay trail until it joined the bruce trail and it wasn’t long until we were captivated by the sheer beauty of indian head cove and its clear turquoise waters.

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horse lake autumn

after finishing with little cove provincial park, we went back to our motel and had some breakfast. in the late morning, we made our way to the bruce peninsula national park, again just outside of tobermory, ontario.

the entrance fee paid and the car parked, we made our way to the georgian bay trail that would eventually join the bruce trail to take us to the famous grotto – the main event, if you will, of this wonderful park. the weather, though it had cleared up for a time, became unsettled again; and we would deal with ‘the weather’ for the rest of the day.

walking the trail took us along the border of horse lake for a time. a little opening in the bushes and forest revealed this scene: a little fall splendour with wonderful clouds that this kind of weather can bring…

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