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Offline walknabout

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Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« on: March 08, 2019, 11:39:55 am »
Last time we had this much ice on the Great Lakes around these parts, was back in 2014.
I've been eyeing this part of ON for a winter trekk for a few years now. Wednesday was a good day to go on a recon mission  ::)
I grabbed my furry partner and headed for Tobermory with a loose plan to bike around the Peninsula and if conditions were right, bike around the Flowerpot Islands.
I was in for a treat!  Couldn’t have asked for better ice conditions 8) The Universe was on my side that day!  It being my birthday, I didn’t expect anything less…lol

Sorry guys, this is going to look like a Trek ad, I’m in no way affiliated ;D





First small island was breathtaking, the amount of ice formations was amazing, Nature’s best side for sure!!!















The big island was even more incredible.  The cliffs, the openness, the views of Lake Huron were out of this world. 
















With incoming snowsqualls, it was time to seek out a cave to have lunch and really be in the moment.





After about an hour, the squalls rolled through and the sun came back out.  It was time to head back and leave the rest of the island trekk for next time…..whenever that might be.
Last bit of open water






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Re: Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 02:30:01 pm »
More fantastic pictures.

You seem to be having a fun winter.
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Re: Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 03:27:49 pm »
Great pictures/trip.

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Re: Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 03:36:00 pm »
Super nice shots.

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Re: Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 09:37:47 pm »
Brilliant!
Is it just me, the pics are cropped to half... If I open them in a new tab (the source location) they look fine

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Re: Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 10:12:42 pm »
Great Pics!  I'll venture a guess that being there was better than the pictures can portray.

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Re: Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 12:40:26 pm »
Hello walknabout:  Very nice pictures.  Thanks for sharing. 

Take care,
Cousin Pete
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Re: Lake Huron Flowerpot Islands
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2019, 01:29:57 pm »
Great Pics!  I'll venture a guess that being there was better than the pictures can portray.
It was truly an amazing day. This spot gets overrun with tourists during the spring/summer/fall months, so to be there in such peace and stillness was a real treat for the mind and soul 8)