Continuing with the birthday adventures, we drove to our secondary stop along the Bruce Trail, from the Devils Monument down to the Cape Chin side trail. This is the very northern edge of Smokey Head White Bluff Provincial Park.
Obviously, I’m not done with this area. But it’s a good enough start! So here we go.
We begin from the north this time, and take the inner Cape Chin side trail down to where it meets up with the main Bruce Trail again.
It’s still quite bare up here. Spring hasn’t yet fully hit. Seems pretty late this year! But I guess we did have snow less than a month ago, so…
I’m not complaining. Evergreen is still green.
Somehow it’s not too chilly for these guys to be out. I guess it does keep above 0C overnight now. This poor little guy had something wrong with his eye. You can see it’s crusted over. He seemed to know where I was, regardless.
Looping around on the main Bruce Trail and coming out on the shores of Georgian Bay was a beautiful sight. The beach was all rock, and crawling with water spiders. If you keep your mind off of that, it’s rather enjoyable.
Someone had built an inukshuk on the beach already. So we added our own as well.
We took our time here and stopped to dip our feet in the water. In hindsight, it was a ridiculous idea. It’s early spring, the ice just melted, the water is still well below comfort level. But there was another group coming down the shore, so we couldn’t backout now.
Turns out they were Americans, visiting for the weekend. We got the “Spot the Canadians” recognition badge for being ankle deep in frigid waters. Go us.
After we dried off a bit and put our shoes back on, it was time to head back to the car. We’ll be back to explore the rest of Smokey Head White Bluff Provincial Park.
Again, no tracking for my birthday adventures because charging tracking devices and camping doesn’t work well. For me, anyway.