Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thunder Bay to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

August 12

After blogging last night I went to bed and discovered this:

looks like Fenten thought DS's makeshift crib was his dog bed. I think he even shoved him over!

Late start today - had a leisurely morning and then had to stock up on groceries...hopefully our last time before home. My
daughter came to visit before we left.

Here we are with our fantastic hostess:

Took the city route through Thunder Bay and drove through Marina Park for a good view of the Giant. Too bad it is so overcast, it really is an awesome sight, the camera can't pick it up so well.
The drive was pretty with views of Superior and the Giant. Stopped at the Terry Fox Memorial. I tried to explain to DD1 everything he overcame and what he did - a marathon everyday....kind of hard for a 5 year old to grasp. The monument is very nice with a good view of Lake Superior.
Short drive to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Had a nice site, close to Marie Louise Lake. Took Fenten for a swim along the shore and encountered 'attack duck'. This duck took his job very seriously - I wish I had the camera! Even though Fenten wasn't really interested in the ducks (he just wanted to swim) the duck wasn't taking any chances. He would charge him, then pace him stroke for stroke - quacking the whole time. People were coming from their campsites to see the sight - it went on for about 10 minutes! Saw deer wandering between the campsites to go to the shore for a drink - a very beautiful place indeed.

Looking forward to checking out the park tomorrow.

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