The trip to Sault St Marie

I think we have seriously misjudged the distances in Canada. We left Ottawa expecting the trip to Parry Sound to take 2 hours….4 hours later we got there and from Parry Sound to Sault st Marie was nearing the 8 hour mark, mind you it was a blizzard mosty of the way so I guess that can be forgiven! Despite the snow the drive was actually quite good and it was quite nice to go from sun and warmth all the way through to ice and snow. If the snow keeps up it will make the train journey in Sault St Mariepretty fantastic (I do love the snow).

Anyway, Parry sound was lovely, like something out of ‘Murder she wrote’. We stayed in a victorian styled B&B which was pretty quirky and homely – a really good place to spend a few nights. The woman who runs it sat with us each morning while we ate a massive, homecookedbreakfastand gave us tips on where to go and what to see. She suggested we head out to Kill Bear Park (or Kill Joy Park as Stu kept mistakenly referring to it as).Seems we arrived one week after everything closed for winter so Kill Bear Park was the best option as it allowed us to get a walk and see what is left of the Autumn colour. It was really pretty and the colours were so strong – very very impressive. The lake shore was a little breezy to say the least but it made for some really good, bleak photos.

Kill Bear park was so quiet and had anice drive up to the entrace, it really felt like we were in the middle of nowhere (which is how I like my holidays).

Kill Bear Park
Kill Bear Park
Colours in Kill Bear
Colours in Kill Bear