Who would have thought this beautiful water could be seen in Ontario? WELL, we ARE at the most southern point of Canada, Point Pelee, so we are basically in the tropics, right??
My girlfriends and I decided to make a weekend of it and head down south! Luckily it was a hot sunny weekend, so perfect weather for tanning, drinking wine and adventuring!
It took us about 3.5-4 hours to get to our hotel, which was called the Seacliff inn. It was not bad-pretty cute actually, and nautical themed! The highlight of this hotel is that it was right beside the ferry that takes you to Pelee Island, so we could walk off the boat and right to the hotel within 5 minutes!
We got 1:00 ferry over to Pelee Island and spent the day enjoying the winery (maybe a little TOO MUCH!) We wanted to explore the entire island, however we bought a few bottles of wine (The Early Harvest Reisling, to be exact- it can only be purchased here!) one thing let to another and our ferry was leaving in 30 minutes! The Winery was really relaxed, which I liked, and the free sample bar was great touch!
Make sure you check the ferry schedules before you go-they are always changing-the location of pick up AND times! You are also only able to buy one way tickets-$7 each way. The schedule is also a little confusing-and its not even my blondness-my brunette friends were confused too!!!
The beauty of this ferry is that even though it was about an hour ride, they sell food and alcohol, so it made the ride go faster! PLUS the way back had one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen!
We ate dinner at our hotel, since the town of Leamington isn't too bumping' (even though it IS the tomato capital of Canada!) The food was actually really good!
The next day we woke up bright and early and hit Point Pelee Provincial Park. It was $15 for the car which wasn't too bad since there was 4 of us. We parked and went straight to the marsh walk, which was a really cool hike along a wooden boardwalk along a marsh (exactly how the name of it sounds!)
From there, we rented bikes and biked through all the trails-it was actually a lot of fun! We stopped along the way to catch some rays, dip into the water and cool off. We parked our bikes and hiked to the tip of Canada along the peninsula. There are warning signs EVERYWHERE to not go in the water- apparently its a death trap! The undertow is really bad, and people have drowned-you don't have to tell me twice! I think the tide was pretty high the time we were there, because it didn't look overly exciting but it was cool to say we had been!
We biked back to the starting point and ended our day in a sunflower field taking photos-nothing like a good photo pop to finish a great weekend! We got an ice-cream cone to cool off and headed back home-but first, making one last stop at a fun double decker bus fish and chip joint!