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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!