Tag Archives: lake huron

Pebbles on the beach

As I walked along the pebbly beach in Southampton, Ontario, it brought back many memories of a childhood often spent scouring beaches for fascinating rocks and fossils.  I remember reading voraciously about geology, learning about sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks, … Continue reading

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Guidance

Marine navigation was an integral part of daily life in the historic coastal town of Southampton, Ontario.  The Imperial Tower on Chantry Island warned ships of the surrounding dangers, while four smaller unmanned “Range Lights” guided mariners safely into the harbour. … Continue reading

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One of my favourite things

When I was a little girl, one of my favourite movies to watch with my family was The Sound of Music, and we watched it at least once a year, whenever it came on TV.  To this day, it is … Continue reading

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Can you name this weed?

Our last stop on the Bruce Coast Lighthouse tour that day in early July was in Southampton, Ontario.  Not being from the area, it was difficult to know the best place to park that would be near the lighthouses.  When … Continue reading

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Looking up

I have this thing for taking photos of buildings from the bottom looking up.  I just love the perspective because it always makes the structure look so imposing.  When we finished our tour of the lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario, we … Continue reading

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Travelling back in time

Today’s post is not about the quality of the photos but rather a trip back in time with photos from inside the lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario.  The rooms were small and some items were in glass cabinets which of course … Continue reading

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Guiding sailors home

In contrast to our disappointment about the Point Clark lighthouse was our delight at the Kincardine Lighthouse.  It is a beautiful, quaint old lighthouse located in the downtown area right beside the yacht club (more sailboats = Cindy very happy … Continue reading

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Sailing on the deep blue sea

Our next stop on the Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour was Kincardine, and as we drove along the shore of Lake Huron between Point Clark and Kincardine I noticed some sailboats, and of course whenever I see sailboats out comes the … Continue reading

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Beauty at the beach

Even though the purpose of our drive over to Lake Huron was to find lighthouses to photograph, I always have my eyes open for animals, birds, and insects, and Point Clark seemed to be a favourite place for butterflies.  As … Continue reading

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Bandaged and waiting for repairs

As I mentioned yesterday, the first stop on our Bruce Coast lighthouse tour was Point Clark, Ontario.  According to the Lighthouse Destination pamphlet that we consulted, the lighthouse was: “Built in 1859 to warn sailors of the shoal extending 3.2 … Continue reading

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