I was adding more links to the Trip Log's page this morning when I realized I hadn't actually posted a trip log for our trip to Presquile last year. I wrote a review of the park, but no trip log. As this is the trip we still hold up as the standard to which all other trips get compared to (well, up until we went to Achray, now its our unanimous favourite), I should probably write up what I can remember.
From what I recall, it didn't start well. The drive wasn't long, maybe an hour and a half, but the kids complained most of the way. That might have had something to do with the fact the dogs were in the back of the car, huffing bad breath and drooling over their shoulders. I can't really blame them for not enjoying the trip to the park.
|The beach at our campsite|
I can't remember what we had for dinner that night, just that I made bumbleberry crisp on the BBQ. I remember the kids spent most of their time looking for fossils in the rocks on shore and when dinner was ready, I kept calling them but they couldn't hear over the sound of the waves and wind coming off Lake Ontario. They found quite a few, and this became the main source of fun for the whole trip. Chris got them into their swimsuits at one point and they waded into the water. Dixie went along for the little walk. She didn't like Chris being out of her sight, and whined when he's not around. We went for a short walk along the bike bath then had a quick campfire so the kids could roast some marshmallows.
The next morning the kids went right back to searching for fossils and wading in the water. I don't remember what Chris and I had for breakfast, probably eggs and bacon, but the kids had cold cereal (as usual) Pretty much the whole trip was spent on the shore of our site. At one point Chris tried out his new "footie" shoes and ran to the lighthouse and back. We also did the boardwalk before dinner our second day. It started to rumble while on the hike, but I don't think we got more than a sprinkle of rain. While the kids and Chris were playing in the water, I went for a walk and saw a family of swans in a little pond. We also had to make a run in to Trenton to the Walmart for more propane.
Looking back I don't know why this held top spot on our list of favourite camping trips. We didn't do anything super memorable, but I guess it's not about that (otherwise we'd go to Wonderland several times a summer.) What made this trip so good was the good weather, the lack of bugs, and the fact the kids never had an "I'm bored" moment.
|Approaching storm over lake ontario|