Saturday, September 19, 2015

Along the Shoreline

We headed out the narrow, gravelly road from Dyer's Bay (perhaps the most potholed road we've ever driven!), toward the Cabot Head Lighthouse.  It's a long slow drive close to the shore, but we stopped a couple of times to take more pictures.

Cabot Head has three huge outcroppings of the Niagara Escarpment cliff, just inland from the shore.  The one you see every now and then driving along this road is East Bluff.

A closer look shows how high it rises above the water and the road, which is visible on the left just above the shoreline.  These bluffs really stand out with some high vertical cliffs.

I could have stood all day just watching the water roll in directly on the shore.

Crashing at your feet, ...

and swirling around the rocks.

The most amazing part is that along this shore there was a large lumber mill that went right down to the waterlevel, with major docks for shipping lumber to Chicago and parts west.  There is virtually no trace of it today, and most visitors would assume that it's entirely natural.

We moved on a little further and watched the waves crashing on these two big rocks, while I again took too many photos.

Of all the pictures I take, I don't think there's anything nicer than the waters of Georgian Bay on a sunny summer day!  Tomorrow, the lighthouse.



17 comments:

  1. This Georgian Bay coastline is just one of the best anywhere. I remember the first time I stood on the rocks near the Grotto at Cypress Lake many years ago thinking to myself if one were unknowingly placed here with their eyes closed then opened them they would never guess where they were. They would be thinking of all kinds of exotic locales around the world.

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  2. It is a beautiful shoreline. My wife and I used to sit along the Lake Superior shoreline and paint pictures. Just sitting and watching is such a great experience. Your shoreline pictures really make it an inviting place to visit.

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  3. What a beautiful place, we are enjoying the mystic river and several pretty lighthouses!!!!!!

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  4. It looks beautiful there and there is nothing more relaxing than the sound of the waves crashing on the shore or beach. Beautiful photos.

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  5. You can never take too many pictures of waves crashing upon the shore! trust me.
    a beautiful shoreline for sure.... but I love lighthouses so I can't wait to see your next photos.

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  6. Superb photo of the waves, swirling froth my pick of the day.

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  7. Beautiful! Never too many shots of rolling waves :)

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  8. Beautiful scenery. That shoreline is so rugged.

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  9. Wonderful photos . I can imagine the history to those big logs if they could talk . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  10. Wonderful pictures of the surf. I love the one with the swirling water and rocks, but they are all really outstanding. :-)

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  11. This is earth busy doing what it does best while we are busy making other plans.

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  12. It should be on everyone's bucket list to experience Georgian Bay.

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  13. Beautiful shots! Your comment about potholed roads reminds me of a road leading up to a resort my family occasionally stayed at near Thunder Bay, several miles of potholes and very slow driving.

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