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.

6 Responses to “Harold’s Point SOLSC 20”

  1. blkdrama March 20, 2014 at 5:33 am #

    Loved your past moments and your plans for a return. 🙂

  2. arjeha March 20, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    Love the pictures and memories. Usually at this time of the school I started thinking about summer and plans for it. Sometimes it was the only thing that helped me make it through to Easter vacation.

  3. Lindy Lou March 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Great memory. Hope you get the chance to go camping again. I liked the comparison of the 2 pictures.

  4. elsie March 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    I hope you get to revisit this place this summer. Sometimes it feels like summer is far off, but it will be here soon. Vacationing in your mind is always a fun trip.

  5. lromainebrown March 20, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    I like the way you began with the tedious, cold rain and then walked me through the pictures, with simple commentary. I slid into the loveliness of Harold’s Point and your point about planning to drop by.
    Two decades is a long time.
    🙂

  6. shaggerspicchu March 21, 2014 at 1:47 am #

    You wrote about it 😀 I love how reading others SOL makes us think of something to write about. I have been to Georgian Bay a few times and it truly is a beautiful place. I hope you are able to visit this summer to re-live some memories.

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