I have been more than a little lax in publishing our blog lately and for no other reason than just lazy!
As we mentioned previously, this area is beautiful. We have everything anyone could want to do within a short drive. We have ventured out for a couple of touring days, a couple of bike outings and a boating adventure down part of the Sydenham River in Owen Sound.
The rail beds were abandoned here in 1984 and soon after, were converted into biking/hiking trails. Most of the trail is covered with crushed lime stone and easy to navigate. So far, we have covered 18 Kms.
On Aug 19th, we wandered over to Walter Falls for a look see. On our way to the next destination, the skies opened with a torrential down pour and we cut our trip short. Decided to do laundry instead and wouldn’t you know it, the skies cleared and the afternoon was perfect!
It’s that time of the year to renew our vehicle sticker but have to do an E-test. Drivers up here are not required to have Emission testing so the closest Drive Clean facility is in Collingwood. We drove down to get’r done then turned around and went back to Owen Sound to boat the Sydenham River. We spent a considerable amount of time trying to find a launch point. The lower part of the river out to the lake has wharf style sides and we couldn’t get close enough to put in. Finally (lots of construction in downtown
Owen Sound makes it slow getting around) we found our way to Harrison Park and were able to put in there and off we go. It was shallow in places but we managed to maneuver around trees and rocks. It was a very pleasant trip, water fowl and fish jumping around us.
Stay tuned as we continue to explore this area.