Best Beach Yet

July 24 to July 25

Less than an hours drive north of Goderich is the town of Kincardine. We’ve moved there and are staying at a campground called Green Acres run by the Bacon family .... yup they have a pig (statue) near the office. Kincardine is another quaint town with a picturesque harbour. We were told that you either work at the Bruce Power Station (the nuclear reactor) or you work at the hospital, a store or the like — there are no other industries in town. There is a lot of accessible dog friendly beach areas along the shore of Lake Huron just by our campground, which Zaph of course enjoyed.

An unusual vehicle parked in the Sobey's parking lot

This part of the beach was a little rocky....

this part was nice and sandy

Ah.... nothing more relaxing then laying in the water.




July 20 to July 23

I had been to Goderich a couple of times on business but didn’t have a chance to actually check out the town so we decided to take this opportunity. The core of the historic downtown is the court house square (it’s actually an octagon). The park area around the court house is used for the weekly farmer’s market and many special events. We happened to luck into the “Circle City Cruizers 10th Anniversary Show”. A couple hundred of vintage and otherwise, automobiles pulled into the area surrounding the courthouse. Ed had a great time wandering around looking at the old cars and coveting a 1965 Shelby Cobra. Zaph had a great time meeting other dogs and getting pets from lots of people — I was happy looking at the “pretty cars”. Goderich also has done a great job creating parks along the lake including a dog beach.

About 30 minutes south of Goderich on Lake Huron is the town of Bayfield. More great beaches, a nice harbour with a fish store (we got some really good smoked trout there) and a quaint downtown with some incredible boutiques. If you’ve never been to Bayfield or Goderich I thinks it’s certainly worth the trip.

There were lots of sailboats parked at one of the yacht clubs near Bayfield.

The waves sure are big here!

Sailing out of the harbour at Bayfield.

There are some wooden looking people in Bayfield.

Downtown Bayfield.

Some good looking vegetables at the Goderich farmers market.

The engine was actually a barbeque for a fast food stand.

The car show.

The 1965 Shelby Cobra --- Ed says "I want... I want... I want..."

We heard this car long before we saw it .... a supercharged 1970 'cuda

Nice stacks! The paint job was pretty awesome.

The was a real beauty.

A Duesenberg.




We stopped in London for a night to visit friends and stayed at the Lake Fanshawe Conservation Area as it is close to their home. The park is a lot larger than I expected, not only does it have a large campground, it also has a Pioneer Village, a children’s safety village, a dam, boat launches/yacht club and several beach/picnic areas. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.



Couldn’t Find a Turkey Anywhere

July 13 to July 18

We’ve spent the last few days enjoying the heat and exploring the area. Zaph especially enjoyed exploring the beaches. His favourite beach is the public beach at Long Point as dogs are allowed. The Normandale beach is a close second. Though it is small, dogs are allowed and we can walk there from the campground.

Dog friendly Long Point Beach.

Erie Shores wind farm.

The wind vanes are really big.

The beach at Port Burwell.

The pier at Port Dover.

Now that's an imaginative name.

Can I go swimming?

Zaph talked to the navy guys about signing up but he was too short --- they gave him a football for his interest.

The harbour at Port Dover.

We headed to the Port Dover farmers market and found rowing regatta in progress.

The Turkey Point beach.

Even Frances went in the water.



Happy Birthday Zaphod!!!

What’s the point of living in a home on wheels if it doesn’t move? Bearing that in mind we head off to explore parts of southern Ontario. First stop on the trip is Turkey Point on Lake Erie. My mom reminded me that I had been to Turkey Point in past — we had vacationed here when I was a young child. I don’t remember Turkey Point but I remember looking at family photos of the place and it has changed at lot over the years. By the way, Zaphod is 6 today.




May 10 to July 11

After being away for almost a year we landed at the Milton Heights Campground in Milton. We picked this campground as it is close to where we use to live (and still have a box in the post office) and pretty close to family and friends. The two months we stayed were packed with doing our taxes, reading mail, generally catching up with life and visiting. The visiting, of course, was the most enjoyable part of the stay.

Hey John what did you get?

Zaph at the dock of Chris and Tina's cottage.

Who is the mad man driving the boat and scaring the girls. I'm sure Tina and I signed up for a nice slow float.

Ed and John look like they are having a good time but I think Chris wants off.

Zaph's hoping David will come back and throw the kong.

It's a bird.... it's a plane,..... no it's Super Dave!!!

A camper from Germany. I think they were expecting Canada to be a bit more uncivilized.

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