I’m a bit overdue to put up this post, since I had gone on this trip last week. Having no cellphone signal on the island was bad enough, although Rogers does insist that there is coverage on the island. Well, I was getting constant text messages saying “Welcome to the U.S.A.”. I guess this was to be expected, since Pelee Island is Canada’s most southern point.
In order to get to the island, I had to drive three and a half hours from Toronto to Kingsville, Ontario, where a ferry boat (that is able to swallow what I am guessing to be up to 40 vehicles of various sizes and their passengers) will take me the rest of the way to Pelee Island – about 33.5 km in Lake Erie.
After arriving my girlfriend and I settled into our cottage on the island, we waited for the rest of our party to join us before heading off on our bike ride to tour the island.
There were few clouds in the sky and it was close to noon when part of our party had set off. The temperature was hovering around 30 degrees Celcius. I was loaded with sunblock, insect repellant and water. After making a few stops to put air in some tires, check reservations at a restaurant to confirm dinner and some cold smoothies, we made our first stop – the Pelee Island Lighthouse.
We couldn’t really explore around the lighthouse. We didn’t realize that, despite having a good amount of insect repellant, the flies in the area bite (OWW!) and my god-daughter had gotten stung by a bee (WAH!!) I did have a good chance to take a few shots along the beach…
…and a couple more shots as I was quickly walking back to my bike to rejoin my party.
Day 1 completed…a little more than 10 km of biking. The rest of our party had arrived and it was time for some dinner.
And while our party (totalling 16 of us, including the kids) waited for our food, we had a chance to play some JENGA!
We were so hungry that I had no time to take photos of the food. Safe to say, the food was decent, American bar/pub eats. After our meals, we snuck off to the nearby beach to grab some sunset shots.
Well…this was day 1. That’s all I have time to post today. Hopefully I have enough time to sneak in a post tomorrow, highlighting a bit of day 2. Until then, enjoy!