Port Burwell and surroundings - many thanks to MapArt
Port Burwell in Southwest Ontario
I was really surprised when I visited Port Burwell again in early May 2017. Unfortunately Elizabeth my wife was not with me. I had missed so much during my first visit and naturally also new attraction have been added.
I want to spend some time with Elizabeth here when she feels better after all her surgeries. I believe that it will be very relaxing here.
There is a large sandy beach and hopefully the water of Lake Erie will be warm enough for her. She loves to be in the sun - I need shade so we have to get some protection for me.
Der Leuchtturm im Winter- vielen Dank an Wikipedia und Peter Giesbrecht
The well known landmark of Port Burwell is the wooden light tower which dates back to the year 1840 with an attached museum.
It is located at the mouth of the "Otter Creek" and is open to visitors.
However, in May 2017 it was closed because of renovations
The "Marine Museum"
The rear of the museum
Port Burwell has only a population of around 1000 but it attracts more and more visitors. Nice beaches, boat launches and fishing are the main reasons. Now hiking in the valley of the "Otter Creek" is on the list of new activities.
My hiking time is over so I did not follow up. You have to ask for details.
I enjoy now driving on small roads with speed limits to explore nature. The fuel consumption of my Prius goes down below 4 l/100km and I do not feel any pain in my knees and I stop very often to take pictures.
Many years ago i made vacations in the real Vienna in Austria and had a wonderful and interesting time there. I believe I can do that in a smaller scale also in our Vienna which is very close to Port Burwell. I learned that there is the only Canadian museum dedicated to the American inventor Thomas Edison. It is obviously attached to a good restaurant - two reasons for me to go there.
A new attraction in Port Burwell - the "Oberon Class Cold War Submarine HMCS OJIBWA"
I still have to make a tour through the submarine
After my wife Elizabeth had completed many years ago her education as a nurse she wanted to join the Canadian armed forces. However. something happened and she did not do it and she does not want to read or watch anything any longer what is related to war. Unfortunately that does not include fighting with me! But our peace treaties were always wonderful for a certain time.
She is also not interested in technical things so Elizabeth will probably not join me touring the boat when we come back together and she is feeling better.
This little tour which I made alone was more or less some kind of scouting to find peaceful places to relax after the tough time worrying about her health.
For that reason I always explored the different places by car and I liked very much what I saw in Port Burwell.
A nice looking place to have something to eat and drink when touring the submarine
My visit had not be announced and the German flag had nothing to do with it. But I was still happy to see it.
I was confident that Elizabeth will love it to spend some time here and talk to the local people and other visitors. She always did that.
Naturally I will include again many inputs from Elizabeth in my Internet travel guides.
I am sure that we will discover together more unique things in Port Burwell after my brief visit.
A modern tower in Port Burwell - I have to find out more about it
Part of the public transportation system?
It must be nice to live here
Naturally I wanted to see the beach. It was still empty in May. Very soon that will change and the water will be warm.
The road to the beach
A view from the beach to this road
Parking space is provided
Nobody is there
Too far for me without a wheelchair
II even did not try it
The "Otter Creek"
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