Family Camping Weekend – Awenda PP

It’s that time of year again – Family & Friends Camping Weekend. Our annual trek to a nearby provincial park to catch up with family and friends as we get silly, take photos, hit the beach, play games and pig out by the nightly fire. This year we are back at Awenda Provincial Park, a scant 1.5 hours from the city. We’ve been here quite a few times and always seem to get at least one of our regular campsites. 

Path to the Swimming Hole

Path to the Swimming Hole

The only quibble we have about this park is how far the beaches are from the campsites in general. Although its not that uncommon to have them away from the campsites this one is quite the trek. Only a couple of us actually hike the path down to the beach but most drive so they can bring food and drinks (and also drive those of us back who walked). The hike to the beach is about 2 kilometres plus a staircase down from the escarpment that the campsites are on.

Water Lily

Water Lily

This year I think I walked that trail three times not too mention walking back one time up the long staircase and back to the campsite. My good friend Deanna  and I got away for a couple of hours to do some night photography on the main beach (we drove this time, you know, because of the gear). 

Stars over Georgian Bay

Stars over Georgian Bay

It was beautiful night and the moon was out lighting most of our way.  

On the Sunday night I suggested that we do a group photo before people started disbanding for another year. 

Family & Friends

Family & Friends

A couple individuals are missing from the shot but I hope we can get a shot of everyone the next time we meet up.