Come one, come all! Bring your plow!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sign on this tree said Red Oak.
It’s not a wide beach, but very pleasant nonetheless.
Walking back out again in the golden evening sun.