Sunday, 17 October 2010

Return To Georgian Bay

Last weekend, we were able to escape the city for a few days and make a return visit to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. Our last visit to this area was a short one, though we did spend a few days there last year on what proved to be one of the coldest weekends of the summer.  The weather on this occasion was kinder to us and it was even warm enough to go out without a coat for the first couple of days.

It was so wonderful to get away after what has been a hectic and at times very stressful year.  There is a legend attached to this area regarding the creation of the 30,000 Islands. 

We revisited the town of Penetanguishene, sometimes shortened by the locals to Penetang.  Many of the communities have native Indian names and I believe that this name is derived from Ojibwa.  It means "Place of the white rolling sands".

Penetanguishene is situated on the south-eastern tip of Georgian Bay and it was incorporated in 1882.  It is a bilingual (English and French) community and there is evidence of this in some of the street names. 

I feel that my photographs don't do the place justice, as the autumn (or fall, as it is described here) colours of the trees were spectacular with the sun shining on them. 

The final photograph shows the canopy of trees in all its glory.  I have lots more photographs, including a cruise on the Island Queen around the 30,000 Islands, but will save them for some future posts.


Tracy said...

Such breathtaking views, Marie...*sigh*... Definitely a place to go back to time and again... So BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. :o) Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Marie,

So happy you enjoyed your time away. It is sometimes so needed, and indeed you deserve a time of rest. Your photos are beautiful. Any more lovely knitting projects in the wings.:o) I promised Honey a new scarf and hat and plan to get started on it soon:o)

Enjoy a lovely week my friend.