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Oil Springs, Ontario

Oil Springs, Ontario

I managed to get into The Pinery Provincial Park last night and got my tent up without getting too wet but the next morning, everything was dripping wet. After packing up the still wet tent, I decided to try to go for a hike along one of the nature trails. It wasn’t long before I decided that walking along a soggy nature trail on a cold, damp drizzly day wouldn’t be good for me or for the camera so hoped in the car and went looking for something else to visit. Wasn’t long before I arrived at the Oil Springs Museum site. Interesting to see the spot where Canada’s oil industry began less about 150 years ago. Definitely a sobering thought. Only about 150 years ago and horses and buggies were the thing to drive. WOW!

I think that this oil rig at the other side of this feed of Teasel might, now, just be an old relic, but this other pumping unit appeared to be operational.

With the ground and grasses still soaking wet and dripping wet and a light drizzle still falling and a few other warning signs, I didn’t do too much exploring today.

 

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By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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