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Jun 30, 2014 - Sauble Beach

We had a slow day today, last day in this great weather at this very nice campground. We went to Sauble Falls park and saw people sitting in the falls, there was a lumber mill here and a power plant in the early 1900's. We then drove to Oliphant to see kites flying on the beach. Afterwards we checked out the shops at Sauble and saw many people at the beach. Again, blue skies and warm but very comfortable temps, no rain as was predicted by the weather service. There were fireworks at the beach for Canada Day, we stayed in the eagle and heard...

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Jun 29, 2014 - Owen Sound and Big Bay

We drove to Owen Sound to see the tall ship that is touring this weekend. We started at the rail and marine museum and saw the ship come into port, it fired cannons coming in but the sails were down. The crew were dressed as pirates and there was a full group waiting for the next sailing into Owen Sound. We went to the home of Billy Bishop who was a WWI flying ace. We then did some shopping and found Canadian flags to put at our campsite - July 1 is Canada Day. Then we took Hwy 1 around the bay and stopped at Big Bay. A couple gave us info...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Blue Heron Fathom Five park

Today we drove to Tobermory to take the 2 hour boat tour through Fathom Five Marine Park. We first found a place to eat and had fresh white fish and chips - then we boarded the ship. We first went over two 85' ship wrecks that could be viewed through the glass bottom in the boat, and from the side of the ship. The water here is really clear. We saw Big Tub Lighthouse and the wrecks before going out into Georgian Bay. There we went by the Cove Island Lighthouse, an island with nesting sea gulls sitting on their nests, then around otter...

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Jun 27, 2014 - Bruce Power station

We drove to Tiverton to see the world's largest nuclear power station. There are 2 reactors that use heavy water in a process called Candu that is supposedly more advanced than the method used in the US. They were producing so much power in 1993 that they placed one reactor in layup. Because of this they have embarked on an extensive rehab program so those units could be brought back on line. The center has a great film, many exhibiits and a viewing platform. Starting in July there will be bus tours of this facility that would be great...

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Jun 26, 2014 - Sauble beach

We are in Sauble Beach - could not find it in this program's data base. We drove up from Flamborough on Hwy 6 which is one lane most of the way but a good road, lots of hills, through dairy farm land. We stopped at a Petro Canada in Rockford - there was one island but Ray was able to get into it, no overhang and an attendant came out to pump the diesel! I had seen a place like this along the road in Flamborough that said full service but really didn't believe it. The diesel cost was approx. $5 a gallon - afterwards I went on line to a...

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