Kiss The Ground You Walk On, Canada
The A,B,Cs of how to be a better Canadian
Photographs by George Czerny, author of travel guide, "George's Georgian Bay". George's books are available for on-line purchase at www.blurb.com.
There are some splendid panoramic views from Highway 6 as one gets closer to Little Current from the south. Clockwise from upper-left, is one of those beautiful views, shown here beyond a plaque which tells about the Georgian Bay Coastal Route. This view is from a picnic area at the side of the highway between Manitowaning and Little Current. At upper-right, some horses in a pasture attest to various agricultural activities that take place on Manitoulin Island. Below, this is the view as motorists approach the single-lane, swing bridge at Little Current from the south. Traffic lights alert drivers to stop, or go, from each end of this bridge which opens and closes many times more in the summer because of boating traffic. At bottom, the view from the boardwalk at the Little Current downtown waterfront which shows the swing bridge. At left, below, Turners is just one of many long-established businesses in downtown Little Current. Just to the left and outside this picture are the offices of The Manitoulin Expositor. At left, a commemorative plaque attests to some of the history of this area.
At left, Highway 6 stretches southward toward Little Current on Manitoulin Island as autumn colours prevail in the roadside wooded areas here. Note the large rock cuts to the left at the curve ahead. Those attest to the spectacular scenery of La Cloche, truly an outdoor photographer's paradise located between northern Manitoulin Island and Espanola, Ontario.
Since we are major proponents of promoting Georgian Bay and municipalities around Georgian Bay, it is heartening to see the Town of North Eastern Manitoulin Island promoting itself at the 2016 Toronto International Boat Show. Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world and the North Channel, which is between Manitoulin Island and the mainland north of the island, is a boater's mecca. The town of "NEMI"....which includes Little Current, Sheguiandah, Honora Bay, Rockville, Bay of Islands, McGregor Bay....is promoted in a small booklet which "George's Georgian Bay" spotted just outside the main presentation centre at the boat show. Adjacent to the "NEMI" booklet, on a table there, were maps of Manitoulin Island and the North Channel waterway free for the taking.
For more about "NEMI", click on www.townofnemi.on.ca.