Month: February 2017

Manitoulin Magic

Travel, Canada

Manitoulin Island was one of those undiscovered gems which my wife Maureen and I happened upon, almost by accident while travelling across Canada. Located along the north shore of Lake Huron, it had the distinction of being the largest fresh water island in the world. While the island may be big, it’s population was quite small resulting in a peaceful, serene, unhurried way of life that the tourist bureau loved to promote. Also promoted was the island’s unique geology, beautiful scenery, pastoral countryside, picturesque shoreline, and significant population of artists and artisans. It sounded like a perfect, “Routes Less Travelled” destination.

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Across The Top Of Lake Superior

Travel, Canada

North America is blessed with many scenic drives. Some, like the Cabot Trail, and Pacific Coast Highway are famous for their spectacular scenery and dramatic ocean vistas. Others like the drive across the top of Lake Superior are less famous but no less scenic. The Lake Superior route in particular, shares many of the same scenic attributes such as rugged headlands, a rocky shoreline, sandy beaches and shimmering waters. And, even though it may not be as well known, the landscape across the top of Lake Superior is so picturesque and compelling, it has inspired countless artists including members of the famed Group of Seven.

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