Thursday, 16 July 2009

Tobermory

Tobermory is a charming little town at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, the strip of land separating Lake Huron from Georgian Bay. And that's where I've been chilling out for a couple of days..... believe me, it's gorgeous!

Tobermory's Little Tub Harbour is full of boats of every size and shape, and of course there are plenty of places to stay, places to eat, places to shop, and places to spend money, but in spite of being a bustling summer tourist town, it's well worth a visit.

The Bruce Trail starts here, and follows the Bruce Peninsula and the Niagara Escarpment all the way to Queenston, near Niagara Falls. If you hiked 30km and 8 hours a day, it would take 30 days to complete the 885 km of the Trail all the way. I walked just a little teeny tiny bit of it, around the harbour.

Little Tub Harbour is peaceful early in the morning. I sat on a bench sipping my coffee and enjoying the quiet before the business of the day got started.

Like good tourists, we took a tour boat ride out into Georgian Bay to see the shipwrecks and the islands.... more about that in a later post.

And we spent lots of time sitting in the sun with friends and family on the dock of this beautiful summer cottage, built among the trees on the shore of Big Tub Harbour.
A lovely way to spend a few summer days.

15 comments:

Hilary said...

I haven't been around Georgian Bay in ages.. and it's every bit as beautiful as ever. Lovely pics, Shammie. :)

Suldog said...

It does look truly lovely.

Ginnie said...

That feels and looks so idyllically SUMMER!

Diane said...

So beautiful. I love the water!

dogbait said...

Nice spot. Except we'd visit out of season when all the rubbernecks had gone home. Well, except for two.

Jacob said...

Absolutely glorious! In every way. Would love to be one of those tourists...

I'll look forward to more of these kinds of pictures!

Thanks for sharing this!

Ackworth born said...

when I saw the name I thought we were on Mull but this looks just as nice a place too if busier.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such a beautiful place! I need to get there someday soon. ;-)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It certainly is very BEAUTIFUL there....So peaceful looking and anything near or on the water is PERFECT, to me....! Enjoy, Enjoy! And I look forward to seeing more of the pictures of this special place.

Peter said...

What a dream place!

Ash said...

Looks lovely! The first photo is amazing!

Ming the Merciless said...

The summer cottage (more like a mansion) by the bay is spectacular.

Just realized your are a grandma again. Congratulations.

Brian said...

Looks like a great place, and way, to chill, enjoy it.
Dramatic difference with ‘summer cottages’ your way and ‘cabins’ up this way, but they are all enjoyable.

madretz said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. You deserve this great vacation!

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