Morning on the Bruce Trail

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Ontario is blessed with one of the world’s great hiking trails.  The [[Bruce Trail]] runs from near Niagara Falls all the way to Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula of Georgian Bay.  Over the years I’ve hiked probably 1/20 of its 800km length but I haven’t been back to it for a few years.  This morning, I decided to forego the normal early golf game and drove up to the little village of Limestone to visit one of my favorite areas.

This part of the trail contains the famous “Hole In The Wall” rock formation that is only accessible by ladders.  It’s then a short walk to Black Creek where you can find the remains of old lime kilns that dot the area.

Old KilnLime kilns were used to process limestone shale to make cement.  Details of the process are available here.  This picture shows detail of the biggest kiln visible on the trail.  Steps are being taken to preserve this piece of history from around 1865 and the entire area is fenced off to protect both the history and the public.

 

Black Creek

Black Creek runs across the path and it was a beautiful sight at 6:30 in the morning. The stone work and the shadows made a perfect photographic moment.

I’ll probably start doing this more and more and cut the golf down to Sunday morning only.  My game isn’t getting any better and I do love how the morning light photographs.  Either way, I get a little exercise but hiking is a whole lot less frustrating.

Clicking on any of these will take you to Flickr where you can see more.  Enjoy!  I know I did.