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Manitoulin Day Trip.

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Manitoulin Day Trip.
on: August 31, 2015, 08:40:40 PM
I spent yesterday visiting Manitoulin Island once again. This time, I wanted to visit the most westerly parts of the island...Meldrum Bay. I left at 6:30 am and got back at almost 9 pm.

So this meant that I took highway 540 right to Meldrum Bay. Along the way, there were a few special places to visit. The most scenic spot I have found yet is at Kagawong. I might even go so far as to say this place is beautiful.

Next stop was Gore Bay.

Another beautiful place, albeit not as picturesque as Kagawong. Another beautiful marina, only much larger. The marina building was of interesting architecture.

Across from the bay is a scenic lookout. I was up there but didn't take any photos. However, I did take one from Gore Bay proper across the waters. If you look closely, you can just see a few folks up there.

Next stop is Meldrum Bay. This very small community sort of clings to the western tip of Manitoulin Island. Another beautiful place.

Inside the marina building were a set of historical plaques. I took a photo of each to share with you. I figure the info on there is more accurate and better told than anything I could say.

Well after visiting Meldrum Bay, I noted a sign stating lighthouse museum. I had thought Meldrum Bay was the most westerly on the island... I was wrong. After driving around a large Lafarge Quarry complex in a winding dirt road for around 6 to 8 km, I arrived at my destination. Now I can say I was at the most westerly spot on the island proper.

On the way back, I stopped at the Elliot Lake turnoff on the Trans Canada Highway 17. This rest-stop at the turnoff has plenty of deer statues. I have to wonder come deer season, if anyone has ever taken a potshot at these during the night.

« Last Edit: August 31, 2015, 08:50:55 PM by Chako »
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