Point Pelee National Park2:15 PM
Okay this is the last post from our trip last weekend I promise! Point Pelee is the most southern part of Canada, and it is really swampy and yet still retains the northern atmosphere at the same time, especially along the shore of lake Erie. Kyle and I were exhausted after all that biking on the island the day before so we decided to walk around the park instead of bike, and we ended up walking about seven miles! We started out with the boardwalk and it was so beautiful. We didn't see any frogs but there were a ton of pretty flowers and we did see a turtle. Kyle kept trying to take pictures of these little black birds and there was this huge Chinese family reunion at the board walk and these birds started swooping down at Kyle, we think it may have been the camera, and he took off running down the boardwalk away from me and all of the people from the reunion just started busting out laughing at Kyle. It was really funny and he didn't even get a picture of the bird! He did take some amazing pictures of the marsh though, I love board walks!
After the boardwalk we headed out to walk some of the trails out to the tip of the park. We saw all these little snails along the trails, there were so many! I loved walking the trails because they branch out from a bike/hiking trail to tiny footpaths that are overgrown. We almost got lost at one point but it was a lot of fun wandering around in the woods. We ended up at the gift shop which has a mini-museum inside of it, so cool, and we bought some cheesy souvenirs.
We discovered that there was a little shuttle out to the tip so we hopped on and spent a good hour on the shore. The water is really rough at the tip so there is no swimming, but I did take my shoes off and walk in the sand along the edge of the water-it was so cold! But I loved it because it was so hot out. We skipped rocks took a million pictures of the lake because it is so beautiful. Lake Erie makes me miss Lake Superior and Lake Michigan so much, I already put in my vacation request form for August so we can all go camping up north in the mitten!
I don't think there is a normal picture of the two of us, at least on this blog haha. As you can see we had an amazing time and I cannot wait to go back soon. Kyle and I think we might try to sneak back in the fall when all the leaves change colors and camp again, it would be so pretty! I love living in the north, and I love exploring new places but this is a place that my family always went to in the summer when we were kids so it was amazing to go there with Kyle. That is the end of my mini-vacation recap and I am hoping to get into a regular posting schedule this week now that I have my summer class figured out a little better. Life is so crazy yet amazing right now.