All Calm for Now

Photo: Courtesy of Ontario Travel

I love this photo and its majesty of color. So calm. So peaceful. You can almost hear loons calling.

But what about the campsite there on the rocks with the splash pool behind it? I suspect it is full of water from the last waves that washed up on the rocky shoreline.

You might get away with camping here for the night, but you ought to think twice about it. Unless you have a dead-certain weather report, you’d be safer and a lot less inconvenienced  by moving the tent further inland. Otherwise, a quick change in wind direction and speed could make for a very unpleasant surprise in the middle of the night.

The setting might be beautiful, but marketing people at travel agencies don’t think much about safety.  That’s your job. You’d be better off reserving this pristine spot for an evening of star-watching from your folding Crazy Chair. And while you’re at it – move your kayak inland too.

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
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