Owen Sound to Simcoe

Kelso Beach, Owen Sound

Our first stop when we arrived in Owen Sound, on Georgian Bay was at Kelso Beach.  Kelso was an area in Scotland where my husband grew up, so the name drew us in.

Goderich

From there we travelled through lots of towns with British names. The first was Southampton, on the shore of Lake Huron.  The waves on this vast body of water gave the impression of an ocean. It’s definitely not the type of lake I’m used to.

Port Dover

A few minutes down the road was Port Elgin, then Kincardine, where we stopped for lunch. We wandered along the harbour before heading on. Goderich, billed as Canada’s prettiest town was our next stop. It had a central square with a circular road around it. Old brick buildings gave it the feel of a small British town. We enjoyed it.

Lake Huron

We stopped for the night in Stratford. The next day I wanted to head towards Lake Erie so we set the GPS for Simcoe. From there we made the short drive to Port Dover.

It’s all gluten-free!

Port Dover was wonderful.  We found a totally gluten-free bakery and I treated myself to a few delicious items. We walked along the sand at the beach and then out on the pier before checking out some quaint little gift stores.

 

One of the many vineyards in the area

A few other local attractions were toured before we retreated to the air conditioning at McDonalds. It was 28 C today and the humidex made it feel like 38 C. I thought I might melt!

Lavender field

 

 

Author: timewithtandy

Tandy is an Author and Inspirational Speaker. Originally from Vancouver, BC she now makes her home in Calgary, AB. Tandy has published three books. Her second book, Dragonflies, Snowdrifts & Spice Cake, was a finalist for Canadian Inspirational Book in 2016. She has been a contributor to anthologies as well as being published in national and international magazines. Tandy enjoys spending time with family and friends and is active in her community as a volunteer with a personal development seminar. She is also a member of two local and two national writer organizations. Find out more on her website www.timewithtandy.com

One thought on “Owen Sound to Simcoe”

  1. Very lovely Tandy. You are getting heat. We have it cold. The high today was 15, now it is 11 Our kids working outside all day were looking forward to the hot tub. Someone said we went from Summer to Winter. Snow on high elevation on the roads and hills. Love your amazing travels. Shirley

    On Fri, 14 Sep 2018 at 11:59, Travels with Tandy wrote:

    > timewithtandy posted: ” Our first stop when we arrived in Owen Sound, on > Georgian Bay was at Kelso Beach. Kelso was an area in Scotland where my > husband grew up, so the name drew us in. From there we travelled through > lots of towns with British names. The first was S” >

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