I never seem to tire of seeing the blue waters of Georgian Bay (on those sunny days when the waters are blue). And with a little breeze blowing, so the waves are rolling in, all the better.
I was in Meaford on that snowy day we had two weeks ago. You get this great view of the bay as you come down the hill into town.
A day or two later I was there again, and stopped to get some pictures along the shoreline. I find it repetitious going back to the same place for pictures, but it's one of the only places with public access. The clouds, the sky and the water make the difference in pictures more than the place.
There are a number of nice benches where you can sit and enjoy the view, but there's often enough breeze that you don't want to sit long!
The waves were rolling a bit this day, and I took several pictures of this view, but never did get a good shot of the waves crashing on the rocks they way I'd like them to!
But I'll keep going back here 'cause it's just so scenic.
That distant headland in the photo above (apart from the line of cottages along the shore) is the Land Force Central Area Training Centre, a huge 17,000 acre + land area originally expropriated during WWII for training tank operators. There was considerable confusion about the original expropriation, and some continuing resentment, but when others were losing their lives in the war, giving up a farm and moving was accepted in comparison. Although it fell silent and the tanks disappeared during the 1960's, it was reactivated, and is now the largest training centre for Ontario's regular and reserve army staff. There is a 2000 metre restricted area extending out into Georgian Bay for gunnery practice. Today you can visit and get a tour of the facilities and operation; it's an important local employer. And it's still widely known locally as the 'Meaford Tank Range'.