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The Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives, Cloyne, Ontario

The Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives, Cloyne, Ontario (Location)

The events surrounding the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812 have begun in earnest in Canada and the USA but although I have been able to get to reenactments of the French and Indian War of the 1760’s and have a Civil War reenactment on my agenda, I didn’t expect to find anything relating to any of these wars in the Cloyne Pioneer Museum. Rather surprised, therefore to find this cannonball.

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Bon Echo Provincial Park – 3AM!

Bon Echo Provincial Park – 3AM!

3AM – Outside of the tent, it is pouring rain. Raccoons are making the rounds. Everything inside the tent is dry and I have been awakened by the rain and raccoons fighting over an unopened sachet of hot chocolate powder inadvertently left out on the picnic table. Adell, with a flashlight out the door, is providing me with a blow by blow of the masked bandit activities outside the door of her side of the tent and shouting “Scat, Scat” at the raccoons who have now scurried up a tree. Not a peep out of the dogs in the neighboring campsites even though the raccoons must be only a few feet from where those dogs are sleeping.

It seems a bit strange to be tapping away at an iPad – in a tent at 3AM! Time to stop this silliness and get back to sleep. Hope those raccoons enjoy chocolate milk powder :-).

The woods have been bone dry for weeks but, after tonight’s all-night rain, I expect that the ban on fires will be lifted.

 

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Bon Echo Provincial Park – pictographs

Bon Echo Provincial Park – pictographs

When we arrived at Bon Echo Provincial Park (location) this time around, the first bit of news that greeted us was the news that a “Boil water” advisory was in effect. It was  a precautionary warning since they had done some pump repairs and, under such circumstances, post the warning until water testing results come back.