After a stressful start to the week with painting and printing, I settled into a mini-holiday for my birthday this week. My husband and I set off in the RV to Restoule. Restoule is between Sudbury and North Bay on the south side of Lake Nipissing.
We were fortunate that there were nearly no other campers in the provincial park and we had a very private waterfront site for two days. The weather was wonderful and the breeze kept off the flies. Being from Muskoka, wildlife is not unusual, however, the sheer volume up in the area was amazing.
We saw seven deer, a bull moose, as well as the usual chipmunks (very friendly…) and raccoons. We even saw a golden eagle – it had some rodent in its mouth and was fighting the wind. It swept very close to where my husband and I were sitting. That was a phenomenal sight!
The trip back gave us the opportunity to see a beautiful fawn, grazing in a old farm field.
The trip itself took us past the Old Nipissing Trail – and we had the opportunity to visit two of the Ghost Towns – Nipissing and Commanda, which I will write about in future posts as there are lots of photos and stories for each site. Before I sign off for today, I want to share one of the older homes we passed.
The property was still very much active and lived on and the old house stood among the gardens. Northern Ontario is a very unique place and full of history. I look forward to visiting again later in the summer.