Wolfe Island–Big Sandy Bay

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Come one, come all!  Bring your plow!

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This is the US/Canada border–a little tiny ferry called Horne’s ferry, on the southern side of Wolfe Island.   It takes you to Cape Vincent NY.   In the old days, I would ride my bike across and go over for the day.   I befriended an elderly lady there, and it was nice just for a change of scenery.   I haven’t been able to do that though because I don’t have a passport.   It’s on my list.

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A house next to Horne’s Ferry.   When you do this trip, you go straight across the island and then make a sharp left turn.  From there to the ferry, the countryside is really beautiful, lush and rolling.   This house is lovely in the summer, but I bet it’s pretty bleak in the winter.

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Wolfe Island is home to a very large wind farm.  They are spread all over the western side of the island.  I don’t mind the looks of them myself but wind farms are very controversial here in Ontario.   We’re having some push back against solar farms as well now.

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I went to find Big Sandy Bay.  Years ago I heard of a secret beach, but I never knew where it was until this week.  I HAD to check that out.  It is a 1.5km walk in from the parking lot, but it’s a very pretty walk.  I saw birds, turtles, some frogs and a garter snake on the way.  The man at Mosier’s store, possibly Mr. Mosier, said that in the old days you could only get to it by 4 wheeling it, because it goes right through a swamp.   But as you can see, the walkway is very civilized now.

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The sign on this tree said Red Oak.

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It’s not a wide beach, but very pleasant nonetheless.

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Walking back out again in the golden evening sun.

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