We decided to stay in Lion’s Head rather than in Tobermory this year, just for a change in pace. The decision ended up being a good one since our B&B was so close to a harbour with a picturesque view of sailboats in view of the morning sunrise. We knew we had to get up early to take advantage of this.
The sunrise did not disappoint and neither did the view.
After the sun rose over the marina we headed back to our B&B and dug in to a well deserved breakfast. With our bellies full we were ready to conquer a hike on the Bruce Trail.
It turned out to be a great day with clear sunny skies and a bit of breeze as we hiked along with shoreline of Georgian Bay. I made sure to get really low on the shot above to make the driftwood seem much larger than it really was. Changing your point of view can dramatically change your photo results. Give it a try next time you’re out.
As we were driving back to the B&B we noticed an area filled with Lakeside daisies, so you know we had to stop and get some photos. Again I decided to get very low for this shot. The daisies are very short at only a couple inches so shooting down on them would not have given me the photo I was looking for.
Back at the B&B we got in a short nap before dinner and then it was time to prepare for a late night shoot. My main goal for this trip was to focus on improving my skills in astrophotography. One of the things I wanted to try was a panoramic to capture the full Milky Way across Little Cove.
It looks to me as though I may have captured some northern lights. It was a beautiful Way to end a great day on the shores of Georgian Bay.
Another early morning for me as I woke before dawn to find the perfect spot to catch the sunrise. As I drove around the park I saw Egg Rock Light in the early dawn light so I stopped for a quick shot before moving on to a more permanent spot.
Egg Rock Light
Originally I was thinking of a particular area but I wasn’t to sure how safe it would be to get down to so I found a nice spot fairly close to the campgrounds to get settled in for the show.
I found others from the nearby camps that had come down to enjoy the sun’s appearance or to meditate in its glow. Listening to the waves hit the shore help one get into the meditation mode. I could easily just sit here all day enjoying Mother Nature.
As the sun rose and the pretty colors had gone for the morning I headed back to camp to sneak in a nap before doing some more exploring of the area. I wanted to check out the Schoodic Peninsula which has Acadia’s National Park’s most recent campground. The Peninsula is less travelled area of the park which make it a nice drive or bike ride along the shoreline. At the top of the peninsula was a little fishing village that had a great lunch spot right on the docks.
Of course I had to try out their shrimp rolls and I was not disappointed. The view was pretty spectacular too.