09 Bruce Peninsula NP

Trip Start Apr 23, 2012
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Trip End Sep 30, 2012


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Bruce Peninsula National Park

Flag of Canada  , Ontario,
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

After transferring Sliders gear to Storm and enjoying Whitestone Lake at Moyra and Dave's, I headed to Sarnia to meet Cindy and Bogie. It was a little sad leaving Slider, my pop-up slide-in camper, which had been a descent home for over two years – but life moves on.

The ride along the back roads let me meander through Orangeville, Exeter and Grand Bend; The Pinery Provincial Park was full so I continued to Sarnia via Kettle Point to organize Storm for the Bruce Peninsular. We transferred Cindy's and Bogie's gear into Storm (less space creates clutter so more downsizing will be required but hopefully it will make border crossing easier)
and stored her Subaru in Sarnia while we are exploring together. One great plus to having a cap with the kayaks on Storm is that loading/unloading them is now a piece of cake.

 With no reservations, we utilized five different campsites during our stay at Bruce Peninsular National Park Cyprus Lake campground; good practise for the upcoming summer trips. Using our kayaks, we explored Cyprus, Cameron and Emmett Lakes within the park. A rainy day stopped our planned kayak/camping trip along the Georgian Bay coast (also strong winds and waves) but we did launch from a Tobermory sandy beach when the wind settled and paddled
along the northern park border.

 Hiking is a real joy here, especially portions utilizing the Bruce Trail; we covered most of the park getting down to the Stormhaven campsites and the remainder by car-hopping to the other portions. During the really warm spell, Cindy and I freed-up two food boxes and one gear box plus lots of loose items; the swims/baths afterwards were exquisite.

 Our stay at this park was from June 15-28 & July 2-5... Time passes quickly when you have fun...

 Tidbit:
  • It would be nice if Bruce
    Peninsula NP had some non-reserved campsites for homeless migrants
    like me.
SPOT:
Fauld's motel, Sarnia: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=42.98343,-82.33121&ll=42.98343,-82.33121&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Bruce Peninsular National Park: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=45.22812,-81.52756&ll=45.22812,-81.52756&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=45.23227,-81.52164&ll=45.23227,-81.52164&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1



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