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, such as the Cabot Trail, Oregon Highway 101 or Pacific Coast Highway, run along the sea coast and are famous for their spectacular scenery and dramatic ocean vistas. Less well known but no less scenic is Ontario Highway 17 which traverses the north shore of Lake Superior from Thunder Bay to Sault St Marie. This route shares many of the same scenic attributes found along more well known drives such as rugged headlands, a rocky shoreline, sandy beaches and shimmering waters. In fact, the landscape along the north shore of Lake Superior is so picturesque and compelling, it has inspired countless generations of artists including members of the famed Group of Seven. So, please join my wife and I as we explore this breath-taking landscape.

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