Early Morning Blues and Pit Stops

We got up extra early today (really it was still night in my mind) to get ourselves down to Dave’s Bay for sunrise. The colours of the sky were starting to turn as we found our spots to watch (and of course photograph) the sun come up over the horizon.

Blue Morning on Cove

Blue Morning on Cove

This is what they call the blue hour and as you can see in the photo above its because it’s mostly blue out. It wasn’t too long before things started to change and everything became a brilliant orange.

Breaking Dawn at Little Cove

Breaking Dawn at Little Cove

Quite a difference the sun makes in mere minutes (okay, it was more like 30 or 40 minutes but you get what I mean). Don’t you just love that rock to the left – appropriately shaped as a canoe and perfect for this shot. After a multitude of shots (trust me I have way too many) we headed back to the hotel to pack up and start our journey back home. Our plan was to meander our way down the west side of the peninsula to see what it had to offer but before we got too far it was back to Singing Sands to get some more photos of the Ram’s Head orchid and other plants that we saw yesterday on our tour.

Rams Head Orchid

Rams Head Orchid

I’m not overly thrilled with the photos I took here but I know I will be back next year to try again. This time with much more bug spray in hand. They were crazy – and some of my shots are blurry because I was swatting instead of steadying my hand for the photo. *sigh*

Back on the road our next goal was to go see the Sauble River Falls before grabbing some lunch and driving our final leg of the journey.

Sauble Falls

Sauble Falls

For the long exposure I used a 10x filter to get the softness just right. It’s a short waterfall but very powerful and surprisingly wider than I originally imagined. A great last stop after a wonderful weekend at the Orchid Festival.

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