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Harold’s Point SOLSC 20

20 Mar

It’s cold and rainy. Again. So I decided it was time to go to a better place, one of my favorite places.

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That’s me on the right with my twin sister. This picture was probably taken in about 1970.

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Here’s the same spot more recently. The trees are a little taller, but it is still the same.

This is Harold’s Point, in Killbear Provincial Park on Georgian Bay. I camped here many a time as a kid and as an adult, though I haven’t been there in almost 2 decades. My family still goes and I get lectures of them jumping off the cliff.

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That’s not me. I think I may have jumped once in my life, but I don’t really enjoy leading from great heights.

My memories of this place are vivid .  The rocks are warm and the air smells like pine forests. I remember picking tiny wild blueberries while wearing slip-on red plaid sneakers. In the old days, we used to just take a bar of soap into the icy cold water, but nowadays, there are very nice showers.There was hiking and I remember sitting on benches or stumps to watch nature movies or park ranger presentations.  Of course, there was lots of time spent reading or digging on the sandy beach. I think I got some of my best tans there.

I’ve started to think about my summer plans, which will involve a trip to see my parents and I’ve been thinking about Killbear a lot. Maybe, when I go North to visit my sister, we can go over for a night or two of camping.

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