My time in Canada: Bruce Peninsula

Singing Sands Beach in Dorcas Bay on Lake Huron

In September, I visited Canada.
Based in the city of Toronto where my son lives,
we went on many outings.
Our first outing was to drive up north from Toronto to the
Bruce National Park, near Tobermory.

Singing Sands

We visited another beach called Little Cove
where there were lots of pebbles.

I found a rather good charcoal drawing of an anchor on one big slab of stone.

The other side of Little Cove

Dunks Bay
This was my favourite beach, calm and peaceful and sandy.
There were small cottages above the beach.
The water looks almost unreal and it was so calm with tiny wavelets breaking on the shore.

Soft sandy beach and grasses

Tobermory has a small harbour and a grocery store
where we bought our groceries for our rented cottage in the woods.
We took a boat out on Georgian Bay to go round Flowerpot Island, so-named because of
curious rock formations.
The water was quite choppy!

On our last day, we visited Cabot Head Lighthouse and museum
on Georgian Bay.
It was really interesting to visit and see the life of lighthouse keepers a century ago.
There was a big blackboard up in the entrance
for the sightings of the day.
Here is what I read:
"A female black bear and two playful cubs were seen playing in the garden
at 7 am this morning!"


  1. Sandra, thank you for sharing such wonderful moments with us!Avesome images!!

    :-) Dorthe

  2. Great shots from nice places Sandra...... wow, i wish i could be there for a while.

    Greetings, Joop

  3. Oh, what fun to go exploring with you! Such lovely photos of the beautiful park. Did the sands really sing? I may have to steal the Dunks beach image - pure perfection!

  4. What gorgeous sandy beaches, and wonderful blue in the skies. Looks like you also had a nice display of cloud formations. The last beach is really peaceful, and I love the posts. Such a very interesting lighthouse. Such an enjoyable little sightseeing trip.

  5. Lovely photos! I've never been to eastern Canada, but Toronto is at the top of my list :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a beautiful place. You've captured the scale and sense of tranquility so beautifully. Dunks Bay looks gorgeous.

  7. It looks like it was a beautiful place to be, Sandra.
    I especially love your images of Dunk's Bay. Such wonderful compositions.
    What a find the drawing of the anchor was! Serendipity for sure.
    Wishing you a wonderful day!

  8. I love your shots Sandra!!! I would really liked to visit Canada - who knows maybe some day I will :))
    Aren't Singing Sands and Flowerpot Island wonderful names for places? :)

  9. Hi Sandra,
    What a picturesque place! I especially like your first capture of Little Cove. The composition and beautiful coloration makes it an eye-catching image! I'm always impressed when a photo expresses the colors of nature as a painter would represent them. Lovely.
    Hope your week is off to a great start :)
    xo A

  10. What a great trip, that beach looks like the perfect place :D

  11. Beautiful pictures!! The colors in the national park are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!!

  12. it looks as though you had a wonderful time and saw many sights and much natural beauty. I just love hearing about bear sightings.

  13. Hi Sandra! That must have a wonderful vacation; thanks for sharing the beauty. For me, your photos of Little Cove were about as good as it gets.