Yesterday, after everyone got up, Lise prepared a great late breakfast of egg, cheese and ham wraps. As we are going to stay here a few more days it was kind of weird seeing everyone else, including Harvey and Terry, pack up and leave around lunch time. We just spent the rest of the day relaxing. I wandered around and found a few of the local residents
Today we headed off to do a few short hikes in Killbear Provincial Park. As we haven’t gotten too much exercise in the past few weeks, we tried to take it slow to get back into the swing of hiking again.
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The first hike was called the Twin Point Trail located in the western section of the park at the day use area.
When we got to the parking area we found the stacks of logs from the trees that they have had to cut down because of the spruce beetle.
There was also a bit of early fall colour.
The trail started by looping around behind the actual point on this patchwork of bedrock and trees.
Our lunch spot on the first point.
The beach between the two points is for dogs.
Although it looks like Jennie is going to jump in, she was really just going to feel the water.
A captain and his vessel went by.
Jennie is always on the lookout for interesting rocks.
Heading over to the other point.
Looking back at the first point.
The beach at the day use area was a popular boat harbour.
Next was the Lookout Trail on the east side of the peninsula. The first section was wide and flat.
Then we started walking on the bedrock again.
The view at the lookout was pretty good.
We sat for a while watching all the boats go by. It is quite busy around here.
The rocks almost looked wind blown.
We encountered a few friends.
This area is home to the Massasauga Rattlesnake, but this was just a garter snake.
We stopped at the Visitor’s Center for a pit stop and to check out the exhibits. The bear carving actually went inwards rather than outwards, as it seemed to the eye.
The local bugs.
This one had been crawling on Harvey the other day.
Our final stop was the Lighthouse Trail.
It is not really a lighthouse. More of a beacon.
Heading back to the car.
We thought about going to one of the many beaches but by now we were pretty tired and the water had seemed quite cold so we headed home.