I’ll let you in on a little travel secret: one of the nicest things to see in Southern Ontario is the Lake Huron shore. The beaches are long and mostly sandy, the water is warm and turquoise like the Mediterranean on a sunny day, and the sun sets directly over the water making for spectacular evenings. And yet, this jewel is hardly known beyond Ontarians, and many Ontarians aren’t in on the secret even!
There is a fantastic provincial park on the shore, just south of Grand Bend. The Pinery Provincial Park is only about an hour drive from parents’ home in London, and we have found it to be an excellent place to gather when the next generation is in town. We were there five years ago with all of the kids (look how the kids have grown!), and there was no question that we would do it again this year. We were joined by my friends Paul and Julia, Rachel’s friends Gina and Craig, our childhood friend Alison, our Edmonton neighbours Estrella and Rodrigo who came to pick up our borrowed child Gonzalo, and my American cousins Mark and Jon also learned about this hidden jewel.
We camped there for 10 days, and I barely saw Kai for those days. Seriously, this is an ideal family vacay!
P.S. I haven’t changed the colours on the sunset photos at all.
Some photos of our trip on the Chi-Cheemaun ferry and Sauble Beach in the mix here too.