Tobermory is located on the northern tip of the "Bruce Peninsula". If you had started to hike the Bruce trail in the Niagara Peninsula you have completed this challenge here.
My first major trip in Canada was with a German colleague. We went to Manitoulin Island crossing Lake Huron with a ferry.
We used the yellow truck which you see on the right. Sorry for the poor picture.
On our way to Manitoulin Island - waiting for the ferry
We made the decision to do this trip only one day earlier and did not book a reservations for the ferry. So we had to wait im Tobermory over night for the next tour of the "Chi-Cheemaun". We were not allowed to leave the parking lot.
For that reason we were not able to see much of the attractions which Tobermory offers . The trip with the ferry was very enjoyable.
For our way back we traveled on the roads to see more of the county side.
The ferry "MS Chi-Cheemaun" in Tobermory
Many thanks to "The Canadian Roadgeek" and Wikipedia
Tobermory and its surroundings are worth to spend the whole vacations there. So many attractions and so much to do.
If we learn scuba diving we would join a guided tour to visit some of the shipwrecks. But Elizabeth would need a wet suit to keep her warm.
Elizabeth, my wife, could finally improve her skills in sea kayaking. I had a wooden kayak as a teenager which required good skills - the new plastic kayaks are much heavier and there is no comparison to my old one. However, the new generation seems to be much safer for a not so experienced paddlers.
The "Grotto" im "Bruce Peninsula National Park" - many thanks to "Brucegirl" and Wikipedia
Das "Flowerpot Island" im "Fathom Five National Marine Park"
Many thanks to "Pyzote" and Wikipedia
Next morning we had beautiful sunshine and we could drive on the ferry to Manitoulin Island. We stopped at a camp site on Lake Kagawong.
We had a great time there. The water was clear and warm. I could not believe my eyes when I saw a turtle swimming besides me. I showed it to my colleague but he was the only one who was impressed. Another swimmer did not show any interest. Obviously to meet a turtle in a lake is nothing special.
Unfortunately most of my pictures from tis trip and others disappeared together with my computer during a break in.
For that reason many thank to Wikipedia and its supporters. Also thanks to some unknown suppliers of images.
I never will store anything "safely" on a second hard drive!
As you can see the water is crystal clear!
I hope this will not change. Even our government realizes that this is important.
A "Flowerpot" - many thanks for the picture
Another "Flowerpot" - many thanks for the picture
I love to be in and at the water. Walking and hiking is not any longer one of my favorite activities. Both of my knees would need a replacement. I had two accidents, one with my motor cycle in German and another one with my fast Vespa in Canada.
For that reason Elizabeth normally joins a group for hiking or goes on her own even when she is sometimes scarred. We practised that in Newfoundland-Labrador and in Thuringia.
She always came back with stunning or unusual pictures. I used them in many of my web sites.
Elizabeth does not like any longer low temperatures. All of our lakes are too cold for her.
So summer is our preferable traveling time now. If we find a cat sitter and have the required money we would love to explore the northern part of Ontario.
But no customers means no money and no traveling and only few new web sites to present our province.
The most preferable season to visit Tobermory is the summer. Just check the videos which I gave embedded in this site.
Most of the accommodations and restaurants are closed during winter.
We learned the hard way that during summer it is mandatory to book accommodations very early.
One time we were saved by a lady in Penetanguishene who allowed us to sleep in her backyard. Luckily we had a small tent with us.
Many interesting tours are offered in the warm season. That includes cruises with glass bottom tour boats.
I would also love to learn and to try scuba diving if Elizabeth can borrow a wet suit in order to join me. I have now a camera which I can use under water!
We would also include the two National Parks in our sightseeing program.
We never had been disappointed by doing this.
The names of the parks are: "Bruce Peninsula National Park" and "Fathom Five National Marine Park".
We will not camp there but use only the normally offered day passes.
Naturally we would not miss a boat trip to "Flowerpot Island".
The remaining "flowerpots" - a rock formation created over many, many years by the waves of the lake is a natural attraction which would be one of the highlights of our time in Tobermory.
Please do not forget to search and visit the official web site from Tobermory to get actual information about events, accommodations and many other information.
After I had so many dead links in our web site because of changed addresses I will not provide any longer this service.
Watch the video: "Tobermory Ontario Canada"
Watch the video: "Freediving around the Grotto in Tobermory"
Watch the video: "Celebrating Bruce Peninsula National Park"
Watch the video: "A tour of the flowerpots, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Georgian Bay"
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