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Sunday, October 6, 2013

The size of it all....

It's a known fact that if you've ever driven through Ontario, be prepared...
It's a big wide province which takes at least 3 days to get out of.
Funny thing is that you can pretty much drive through the next 2 provinces
in the  same amount of time or less.
Our trip through the great land of The Canadian Shield was full
of lots of rocks and trees and trees and rocks and many warning signs like this...
Giant albino moose at night?
Nothing says Canada like a big ass flag on a rock!
The Mighty Lake Superior that seems like an ocean at times..."The big lake they call Gitchagoomay" as Gordon Lightfoot sang in his homage to one of the giant freighters which went down, killing
all the men on board. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Not quite sure about this warning...no open cans of beans? soup? dog food?
And LOTS of water and trees...
Did I mention the rock?
Anyway, somewhere up around Thunder Bay we found a place that one
of the ladies at a visitor centre said was a must see.
"It's Canada's Grand Canyon you know" she said.
She gave us some vague directions and so after being a little lost, we finally
found the road up to Ouimet Canyon.
And we were the only ones there...
First the short hike in...
 Starting to feel like fall...
 Lovely birch trees everywhere...
...and there it was...
...shear red rock walls 300 feet high...
...looking the other way at the Indian Head pinnacle...
 
A little portrait for a souvenier!...
Think of the eons of time, rock and water to have carved this canyon...
 
Like I said, we had the place to ourselves except for the resident creatures who came to visit...
So the geography of rocks and trees presented to us in the most dramatic of forms.
Ouimet Canyon.
One of Ontario's silent beauties.
 





6 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

These pictures are gorgeous! What beautiful country...and a spectacular canyon. Love the tall red walls of rock.

gz said...

Brilliant!!
xx gz

Suz said...

oh wow just breathtaking
cute couple

farmlady said...

Is Gitchagoomay a real word? Lake Superior looks like the ocean.
I could get really excited about all that rock. Your photos are wonderful... especially the one of you and your husband. so cute.
Got to see Canada one of these days. Well, I mean the rest of it. I've only seen some of BC.

Cobalt Violet said...

Magnificent landscapes!
Just beautiful. Really makes me want to road trip.
Great shots Kerry!

endofera said...

Looks like ye had a good holiday. One day I'm gonna take a spin through your great land....must start planning!! Love the pic of the you and himself!!!