Weekend getaway #2: Tobermory

Saturday. Last weekend we drove 4 hours to Tobermory. Then we took a one-hour tour cruise that takes us to shipwrecks and we were drop-off at Flowerpot Island.

This is a 15 minute hiked from the drop-off point (Beachy Cove).


Hubby and son trying out rock climbing? Naaaah! They were just posing for the camera.


We stayed at Summer House Park with a great view of Miller Lake.


After dinner, we attempted to catch the sunset at Singing Sands, Dorcas Bay.

...oOo...


Sunday. Kids had fun paddling even though its another cold day.

On our way home, we stopped by at Lion's Head, Isthmus Bay...


and another detour to Inglis Falls, Owen Sound...


Do check out Junnie's blog... and more pictures here.

18 comments:

ethel said...

Ang ganda ng pics Jo :)

denden said...

hi jo! great pics :)

Racky aka Bakya Ni Neneng said...

sarap mamasyal jan ah!

Toni said...

Traveling with kids is really healthy! you create a lot of fun memories for them. :)

evi said...

the flower pot picture looks like a replica of the one you posted when you were still planning to go, except that you're right there in this one.

JO said...

Hi Ethel, Denden and Neng,

Thanks! It was a great weekend and wish we could have stayed longer.

Hi Toni,

My kids still complain about the long drive... but hopefully they will learn to appreciate our road trips when they are a little bit older.

Hi Evi,

Yup! There are more hiking trails in this island that will give us a view from the top, but we opted not to do it since we have kids.

Junnie said...

sa uulitin....

JO said...

Hi Junnie,

definitely...

Joy said...

wow, nice place! Looked like you guys had fun.

Just curious, why is it called the Flowerpot island? Were there plenty of flowers around?

Thanks for sharing your pics,JO.

JO said...

Hi Joy,

The rock formation is the flowerpot... there used to be 3 of them... now its down to 2 due to erosion.

"The key to the scenery of Flowerpot Island and, in fact most of the Bruce Peninsula, is the dolomite bedrock. This type of limestone has resulted in many special features including the "flowerpots," caves, raised beaches and surface etchings.

Dolomite is a soft rock that dissolves in water. As a consequence, its surface wears like melting ice."

William said...

Hi Jo,

How's the family doing? I like the rock climbing pic. Regards to Mike and the family.

I'll a host our next lunch or picnic next month with Junnie & Mitzi. I'll start to scout for a place na.

JO said...

Hi William,

There's still more to see at Bruce Peninsula... we could go to Sauble beach for our next picnic.

agring said...

Hi Jo,
I have been there in Tobermory last 1991. Wala akong madaming pics. Hindi pa uso ang digicam noon;lol. Maganda nga doon.

Out of topic message:
Love to see you on Sunday...
Guelph Multicultural Festival
Let me know kung matuloy kayo...

ghee said...

wow! nice pics,Jo!

JO said...

hi Agring,

thanks for the link... i'll have to check our sched this weekend.

hi ghee,

thanks!

Kevin Lam said...

Nice place and nice trip!
Boy! How I love nature!

JO said...

Hi Lam,

punta na kayo dito... and i'll take you there.

Raquel said...

Ang ganda ng mga kuha sa pix, very clear talaga. I had noticed, mahilig kayo sa natures. Same here too.