UPDATE/January 30/2012: some of these images have now been added to the shop!
Promises, promises… I’d fully intended to have this posted on my birthday earlier this week, and get myself back on track with editing the rest of my own work. As usual, best intentions are met with resistance from the universe and I’m sick for the second time in two months. Good times.
When I came back from this trip, I was sure I hadn’t managed to make any photographs, given that I was responsible for 100% of the driving and there wasn’t always time for detours and layovers or safe places to pull over. However, I was pleased to end up with a solid handful of images that I’m very happy to share with you.
To spread the joy around, I’ve divided up the sights of Superior between the things that made me swoon the most: rocks, water, sky, flora…. and the fog. The glorious, all enveloping fog. We get so little fog in Southern Ontario that I completely reveled in it while traveling. I think it’s related to my obsession with Katya Horner’s spectacular fog photos. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy…
If you’re looking for a few trip details, please scroll through to the bottom and click through.
Anyhow, I was thrilled to see I’d already written up a little trip diary when I returned nearly three months ago. If you’d like to know more, click through.
London to Cambridge to Sudbury
533km traveled, many, many more to go.
The trip almost didn’t happen. I’d been sick and not eating for a week and worried that I wouldn’t be able to withstand 3,000km of driving, and saddened at the prospect that I couldn’t hike. But somehow, I managed not to kill us on the busy highways and we landed, exhausted, in Sudbury.
Sudbury to Wawa
A lovely day and a lovely drive. Our GPS, Larry, harangued us when we decided to take the route that would have us traveling lakeside. We stopped at Agawa Rocks to see the petroglyphs, and failed. Not only did I nearly die of exhaustion, trying to hike a whopping 400m of rocky, steep paths without a significant meal in over a week, but the water was too choppy to actually get out and SEE them. Ah well, next time. After a brief stop in Old Woman Bay to see the sun set, we hit the road, stopping in Wawa. I saw stars like I’d never seen before in Southern Ontario, even in the outer reaches of Peterborough. I am smitten.
Who knew motels could have three double beds? While the décor at the Northern Lights Motel was definitely reminiscent of 1970s cottage chic, everything was clean and serviceable. We had a wide screen TV with HBO so we didn’t have to miss True Blood on the road, and the hosts filled each room with little things that a traveller might need, like elastic bands and band aids. I also learned a lot about Wawa from the fun fact sheet posted on the back of the bathroom door.
Stay tuned for days 3 and on