Thursday, 30 July 2009

Thursday July 30, 2009 - Wasaga Beach and Midland

Today was a beautiful mostly sunny day with a high of 24C (75F). I had a nice walk around the RV park.

After breakfast we got ready to go for a drive.

We headed south on Hwy 400 to Barrie and then west to Wasaga Beach. Wasaga Beach has over 8 miles of white sandy beach (the Mexico Beach of Ontario). We found a place to park $4 for the day as opposed to $15 at the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. There is no street parking in the beach area. Once parked we walked the short distance to the beach.

Here's one of the paths to the beach.

And here's the beach!

We walked around for a while then back to the truck to get our picnic lunch. You can access the provincial park and make use of it's facilities from the beach so we found a picnic table, had our lunch then walked back to the truck along the beach again.

Time for our next stop - Midland, another little town on Georgian Bay. What a pretty town! It's very clean and well presented, has a nice waterfront and lots of hand painted murals, thirty in all. Here are a few of them.

First we walked along the harbour area. It's a busy harbour.

We saw this huge yacht. Must be worth a few sheckles. It looked brand new as there was no name on it and it was shiny.

The goose at the harbour. Wawa isn't the only town in Ontario that can boast having a goose.

Then we went to the Information Centre and picked up some brochures. We were lucky to finally find a tourist bureau that had someone in it who actually knew the area and was able to tell us things about it. Since it was almost mid afternoon at that point we just walked around town. We'll have to go back.

These colourful chairs caught my eye.

We wandered into a few shops but didn't buy anything.

Then we walked back to the harbour as we had parked there and headed for home. On our way we stopped at an RV park that we think would accommodate us on another trip to this area. We're both impressed with it and would like to come back.

Once home, I had a nap!


  1. Great path Sandra - and I love the chairs!!!

  2. So glad you finally got some sun, Sandra.

  3. Lynne Ennis10:16 am

    Ah, a nice sandy beach in Canada! What a pretty town.

  4. Loved those murals - reminds me our little mural town up the road a bit - Chemainus, B.C.

  5. Michelle2:39 pm

    I'm so jealous. ;) That beach looks so pretty, was it cold? I really like the shot of the duck, very pretty.


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