|View from Red Lodge on Lake Manitou|
|Gail tries to get it all in one shot|
We hiked the famous Cup and Saucer trail to the top of the cliffs for a view across the whole island.
The limestone cliffs are a continuation of the Niagara Escarpment that extends all the way to Niagara Falls and beyond!
|Bedrock at Misery Bay Provincial Park|
The limestone bedrock creates unique eco-systems called alvars all over the island.
While the flora and fauna of alvars are fascinating, I found the scratched and cracked exposed bedrock quite interesting to photograph.
|Sandhill cranes make a re-fueling stop on their flight south|
|Indigenous people and their culture are strong on Manitoulin|
|Meldrum Bay Inn|
We drove about as far west as we could on the island to the tiny village of Meldrum Bay.
We stayed at the historic old inn in the village on our last night.
And we slept in the Al Capone room. Folklore has it that he ran is smuggling operation through here!
The Chi Cheemaun ferry is the only way off the island when travelling south. Though it was the last long weekend of the summer, there was still room for us and our car.
Farewell Manitoulin Island. We have a great time!