I'm not pretending that you'll be interested in the details, but I am. I've always had an interest in a bit of everything. In my teaching career, I tried to help environmental science students learn to put it all together, starting with geology, through soils and vegetation, hydrology and meteorology, to present day land use and management. So as I've driven this road I've been asking myself about the rocks we pass, the little streams, the land use. Why are there farms in some spots and forests in others? How is it all related?
I apologize in advance for the pictures. Some are taken on dull days; they're just taken to document things in my own mind. And this is very much a first draft as I seek pictures to tell the story. Doing this will help me recognize what pictures I need to take in the future.
This satellite view shows Highway 26 running from Meaford on the right to Owen sound on the left. As you can see there are both farm fields and forests along the way. And sideroada run north and south. Several of those sideroads turn out to be short dead ends because of a large swamp. Come with me as we drive the 25 kilometres to Owen Sound.