While I have continued to work on my Great Lakes islands research and even have hired a part-time research assistant, I have not been able to cirle the lakes since I sold my motorhome a few years ago. I hope to rectify that with at a least a few targeted car trips in 2018.
In the meantime, I am conducting interviews and doing extensive research starting with Lake Superior islands. I am uncertain if I will continue posting here or on a new blog that will focus more on my book on the islands of the Great Lakes and what I am learning from these interviews and research.
So for the few of you possibly still getting these posts, thank you and stay tuned :) As always, please do contact me with ideas for people to interview, islands to study or issues of importance to the islands of the Great Lakes.
August 14, 2017, Thornbury, Ontario
Remembering that perfection is the enemy of the good, I am restarting this blog even though I’m not really ready. I plan to circle the north shore of Lake Superior in May 2018 after I pick up a brand-new, custom 13′ Scamp Travel Trailer in Backus, Minnesota. Much more on that later.
Currently, I am spending a week on the glorious shores of the Georgian Bay in the town of Thornbury. This is my second year here having fallen in love with the place and the town last August. Right outside my first-floor studio is the Thornbury marina and the Georgian Bay. It’s kinda paradise.
I am taking photos and long walks on and off all day. I had perfectly cooked basted eggs with crisp bacon and home fries for breakfast at The Orchid. I bought large nautical maps of Lake Superior and the Georgian Bay at Gyles Sales and Marine. I walked around this four-corner town visiting the wonderful Jessica’s Book Nook and buying a tuna curry sandwich for dinner at Ashanti’s. Locals are warm, curious and have eyes that crinkle when they smile.
I’ll post my own images here soon so stay tuned! For now hoping your life is good and includes travel to places near and far. I’m leaving you with an image of the area I found by Brian J. Gibson to give you a feel for the beauty of the Georgian Bay.