This is a repost of my blog from September 23/18, with photos and words added.
I have long heard about Ontario cottage country and in particular, the beauty of the lake areas North of Toronto. These areas are close enough to Metro Toronto to make weekend cottage getaways easy, but far enough away to to take city dweller’s minds off the daily grind. The only worry is the weekend traffic jams getting back and forth.
I was fortunate enough to know someone from my previous work life and to receive an invitation to stay at their cottage on our cross-Canada trip. Awakening early, just after sunrise, I wandered down on the dock to capture images of the awakening of Soyers Lake. Crows cawed, ducks quacked and loons wailed. The water was still and the morning mist just starting to rise. I can certainly see the appeal.
After breakfast, we went for a walk in the nearby woods…
…before heading back for a boat tour around the lake.
We stopped at one point to watch the interaction between a mother Loon and her young “Loonie”, seemingly giving him last minute instructions, before setting him off on his own.
After the boat tour, it was back to the dock, to pack up and head off.
But first, time for group photos on the deck…
…before heading into Haliburton to see the highlights.
What is your favourite escape from the weekday office blues?