This is Sherman Falls, on the edge of Hamilton. We found it towards the end of a long, hot day when my son was ready to give up (not an option when the car is parked at the end of the day's hike!) This revived him remarkably.
This is a view from above Collingwood, out over Georgian Bay.
And another one.
And yet another one!! Look at the blue of that water. It would have been cold, though- this was in early November.
As you can see, I'm very fond of the views out over the bay.
This was May of the next year, and I took this whilst sitting on a large, flat rock on the side of the escarpment, enjoying bread and cheese and this glorious view!! We phoned our mother from here to say hi- love those cell phones.
At this time of the year, the woods are full of trilliums.
Another view at lunch off the side of the cliff.
We are walking along (and up and down, God help us) a 300 foot high chunk of limestone- that's what the Niagara escarpment is. So, we pass a lot of water flowing downhill. Sometimes it's dramatic like Sherman Falls- or, for that matter Niagara Falls- and sometimes it's just these little rivulets burbling downhill.
A misty day in the woods last May.
We kept expecting? Hoping? to see Aragorn striding out of the mist.
Here's some of that limestone that makes up the Escarpment.
Some people would want to climb that rock face. Not me.
Road walking can be a nuisance, but a road like this is okay- no traffic.
And there are the cows. Always the cows, watching us.
A beautiful day in the green, green woods.
See the tree stump? I named it Stumpy, out of affection. The road does not look steep, but we were in the midst of a 300 ft pull straight up the side of the Escarpment in the Beaver Valley. Stumpy saved my life- I leaned on it for a good 5 minutes before I had the will to carry on to the top.
The autumn colours in fall 2005.
This is a not very good picture of an amazing scene, but I include it anyway, because it still looks pretty cool.
This was last week, next to Georgian Bay bewteen Meaford and Collingwood.
Spring green always looks so nice.
We climb up and down, again and again- see all those hills?
More of those shots of the bay.