Better late than never! 3 days in Sandbanks provincial park on Lake Ontario

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  1. Nantrax

    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Hello ladies and germs.

    After the vote, this thread won. Should have been posted 5-6 hours ago but..... :eek:

    Sandbanks provincial park is located near Picton, Ontario (2 hours east of Toronto). What makes this place special is the beautiful sand dunes. Which makes for beautiful beaches along Lake Ontario, people reserve 5 months in advance to get a good camping spot (In one area you can install your tent in the sand and pretty much have water view/access).

    We got there on a Sunday night, installed the tent and made a nice campfire.

    Next morning we started, of course what does a tacky tourist do?

    Take pics of a random bird just doing a stretch

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    Play Mini Putt! :dadance:

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    Just look at that beautiful stroke :wub:
     
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    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    After that we decided to go a federal park on the east coast of the region. It talked bird watching and a lighthouse.

    First of all, no birds at all and the lighthouse looked horrible.. no renovations and we couldn't get even close. On the plus side we had a picnic on some rocks near the water

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    After we decided to try the walking trails, no signs anywhere and we knew the trail was over and when we saw this... :wtf:

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    Afterwards we came back, stopping along the way at different wineries. This area is filled with them! Most offer the chance to taste their wine collection. They mostly make wines that are also made in France.
     
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    Back at Sandbanks, me and my better half decide to rent a canoe for 1 hour. To go along a little river.

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    Then I managed to make a new friend (Green Heron). We got very close and he let us stalk admire him.

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    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    I was able also to take a few other pics.

    Always wanted one of this flower

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    A young American Robin

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    After working hard, we went to the beach. I took some pics but most came out crappy.

    However I was able to get this. :whistle:

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    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Day 2 was going to Presqu'Ile park about 1 hour west.

    Many trails for bird watching but it was very quiet. Still enjoyed walking almost 10 miles that day.

    Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse, built in 1840

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    Me saying hello to a friend who lives on the other side of Lake Ontario. He never waved back. :sad:

    I look like i'm taking a piss or something. :wtf:

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    This park is known for having good chances of seeing White-Tailed Deer, like this one!

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    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Day 3 was spent at Sandbanks since it was our last day

    Starting again with more canoeing.

    Made new friends again!

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    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    We went to the beach, the sand is simply perfect.

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    Nothing better than sitting on a beautiful beach

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    The beach :wub:

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    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Saw some nice things :whistle:

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    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    After spending some lovely time at the beach and the area around... it was time to go back home. :bigcry:

    At least I had very nice time with Ms. Nantrax

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    Hope this thread did not disapoint too much. :eek:
     
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    Very nice! :cheer:
     
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    :cheer:

    :nocheer:

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    Thanks for sharing your pics, Nan! Looks like you had a great time.
     
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    awe!!! good thread man looks like you had a great time and the nature there looks absolutely beautiful .
     
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    That lake is really clean. I assume they bought the sand in? I never heard of a lake with sand. Fun to see your pics nan! The last one ie the best. :)
     
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    great pics as usual, Nan :lo5:
    I'm glad you had a great time with Mrs. Nan :)
     
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    I got a boner
     
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    Nan, nice pics. Looks like you had a good time.
     
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    Mother nature is an awesome lady.

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    nothing beats a freshwater beach