Thursday, October 22, 2015

Georgian Bay View

I always like this view of Georgian Bay, taken from beside the 7th Line, on top of the escarpment, where the Bruce Trail crosses.  The bay is about 7 or 8 miles away in these pictures.

This is looking straight down the 7th Line toward the bay. In the distance you can see the road continuing up a far hill.  On top of those cliffs is the army training base, locally known as the 'Old Tank Range'.  I was here to check out some work being done to remove fencerows on a farm adjoining the trail.

Looking to the left you can see the more dramatic Bayview Escarpment, a provincial nature reserve.  The Bruce Trail that I'm standing on, eventually winds its way to the edge of those cliffs.

I've seen this view in a lot of different weather, since this is my usual route to Meaford.  It's been dull and grey, raining, and snowing, but today it was bright blue sky in between gusting clouds.

I always think that those farm silos on the horizon should be at the bay, but in fact they're only halfway there, on top of an intervening hill.  There's a lot of landscape out of sight behind that hill, before you get to the bay!

As you can see, the fall colours are fading here, but the contrast of sky, water and the rural farm landscape provide a great view.


15 comments:

  1. What a great area, and the last photo gives an idea of distance from the previous ones. Lovely autumn skies.

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  2. Wonderful photos . I haven't been up that way for years and did hike the Bruce trail from start to finish when I was younger ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  3. Oh, I wish I was still "up north". Great views!

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  4. Some splendid views there. Such well-tended countryside.

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  5. Wonderful shots. I know all about that mirage of something seeming to be closer than it turns out to be. :-)

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  6. this is a beautiful view, i can certainly understand why you love it so much!!!!

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  7. Very lovely. I like the picture of the road winding through the landscape.

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  8. What a vista. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  9. wonderful expansive views. I especially like the looooong road.

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  10. I love the picture of the long road!!

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  11. Beautiful views ! It rained all day here, but no snow yet! :)

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  12. This is a beautiful view and one can certainly see for miles from that hill you're on. It looks like your colours are fading somewhat but still lots of rust and orange. I hope you get over your cold and have good yard work weather this week. ;)

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