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Travel Blogs from Manitowaning
... I disappointed I didn’t get to go off and do all the list of things I’d writtten down on the page in my notepad marked "Manitoulin Island"? Yes. Was I sad when my car had issues. Absolutely. But I acknowledged those emotions, and looked for the silver lining.
I kept thinking: Nicole, today life is giving you lemons. Time to take your sweet self and make that lemonade.
Musical accompaniment today: Cowboy Junkies
... The Manitoulin cluster of alvars are the most significant alvars found anywhere in the world.
We stayed 3 nights on Lake Manitou (about 104 km2 - 40.5 sq. mi.) is the largest lake in a freshwater
island in the world, We stayed at http://www.greenbaylodge.com/ .
In 1952 archeologist Thomas E. Lee discovered Sheguiandah on the island, a prehistoric site ...
... the ferry from Manitoulin Island (the largest freshwater island in the world) and so we turned off Highway 17 at Espanola to cross over.
We drove to South Baymouth, where we found a superb campground just down the road from the ferry. It was not at all busy, had good swimming, great lake views and WIFI ...
... of Northern Watersnakes. We also saw a Garter Snake to complete the species list for the island (no Massassauga Rattlesnakes - darn).
We walked all the island trails over the next two days. The Flowerpots are impressive when you stand near them. The lighthouse and lightkeepers houses and associated buildings are now a museum since the light was upgraded to an automated beacon and fog horn. Also visited one of the ...
... turned in around 8pm. We don’t even have a clock in our trailer – a great way to live.
It was a
cold night, wish I had my flannelettes, Mum. After a cold morning, (but at least
we’re dry), we headed into Tobermory for a warm lunch and groceries. Tom, in his wisdom, has found out that by
hooking up the truck battery to the trailer battery, we could recharge the
battery enough to take the chill off ...