Cyprus Lake and the Grotto

It was a drizzly day in the park today but that didn’t deter me from getting out to explore the park.

Wet mushroom

Wet mushroom

From my campground its a short hike over to the Grotto trail and on the way I took a short break to enjoy the view – overcast as it was, it was still a pretty nice view.

Quiet Rest

Quiet Rest

Once you reach the Grotto trail it’s only 1 kilometre before you reach an overlook onto Georgian Bay and the Grotto.

Grotto

Grotto

Things started to get a little wetter as I hiked back to the campsite. That meant I could get in the tent and do some reading. It was a vacation after all.

Cyprus Lake Campground Day 1

I’m back at my favourite place in Ontario – Cyprus Lake campground located in the Bruce Peninsula National Park. I’m here for the next 5 days! There is some rain in the forecast but I’m hoping for mostly clear skies and lots of campfires.

Sun flares

Sun flares

And I’m just a short walk away from this.

I love messing around with sun flares in the trees. And yes I purposely left it slightly crooked because I loved how this looked. I can do that because I’m the artist…lol

Late Day Meditation

Late Day Meditation

Late day mediations on the shores of the lake are always the best spots. I was on my way out to claim a spot for the sunset when I happened to pass this person communing with nature.

Cyprus Lake Sunset

Cyprus Lake Sunset

At first, it didn’t look like it was going to be a spectacular sunset but then this happened. Out of nowhere. I love when the skies come out to greet you like this. It reminds us that we must be patient because sometimes there is great stuff waiting for us.

Night Sky at Cyprus Lake

Night Sky at Cyprus Lake

And for the final hurrah of the day, I went out for some astrophotography near the same spot I was at for sunset. Although the clouds were coming in they didn’t block the entire Milky Way. This was a test run for when I venture out to Singing Sands when the skies clear.