We are now back at home after our trip to Midland and Penitanguishene, Ontario where we visited the Discovery Harbour and Huronia Beach. We spent a day in the area to explore and enjoy our vacation to the fullest and the kids had lots of fun! Temperature stayed around 24 and 25 which was pretty good- not too hot or humid.
For those of you who haven’t heard about Discovery Harbour before, the Harbour stands to tell the story of the Naval and Military Base erected during and after the war of 1812.
The purpose was to defend and also to maintain peace during the time. There are lots of structures to see around the premises like the Historic Ships like H.M.S Bee and Tecumseth, the naval Dockyard, Sailors’ Barracks. Parade Square etc. In the coming two years, DiscoveryHarbor will be celebrating Peace as part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial and they have several exciting events planned at the Historic Site. One of them is the arrival of two magnificent vessels at the Harbour on 24th and 25th of this month and it kicks off the event of ‘Tall Ships 1812 Tour’
HuroniaBeach, on the other hand is a very small, private Beach that is situated approximately a kilometer away from the Harbour. I tried searching far and wide in the online world for a website that could give more details on this particular park, but couldn’t find any. So you are going to have to rely completely on my words here and try to see the picture I am painting of this amazing beach !
There were several picnic tables scattered around the beach area and this is where we had our picnic lunch! I was surprised to see a small play ground facing Lake Huron that stretched mightily along the shore. Kevin started jumping with joy at the sight of the swing set and insisted to go on it right away. I conceded and took him to the play area and afterwards changed him into swim suit to take a dip in the cool water. It was amazing! Even Krista seemed to be happy about all this and decided to check out the pebbles lying along the shore lines herself.
Once I left the kids at the very capable hands of my hubby, I made a quick run to grab the book I was reading and then proceeded to huddle in one of the camping chairs we bought with us for the trip. Man! I could really get used to this- this peace, serenity and tranquility I was experiencing at the moment was all too powerful to disperse and diminish any kind of stress or tension from the ‘worldly life’!
Later on when it was time to go, we took a quick detour to the beach washroom. I must comment on the cleanliness here! The washrooms were really clean and tidy unlike I have seen in some other places. The floor looked spic and span and dry. There are appropriate conveniences to change poopy diapers and give a quick wash for toddlers after the play time in the sand and water. They also had a spring water fountain available! We promised ourselves to come back here again whenever an opportunity presented itself in future. The best part is that, the admission and parking at this beach was free! So, there is no excuse NOT to come back, is there?