Saturday, October 26, 2013

Macgregor Point Winter Program

Well we are just 4 days from starting our 6th year of winter camping with believe it or not our 4th RV. We began this journey in January of 2008 with a 24ft fleetwood 5th wheel. We quickly realized that if we were to continue winter camping in the future that a larger unit was needed, and so in March of that year we purchased a 2004 36ft Newmar Scottsdale motorhome. We had many great winters and summer adventures in this unit, but in August 2012 after a very short search we traded in for a new 37ft 5th wheel and 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500 series. This trailer had a bunk unit in back which we figured would be great for the family when they visited, but they never came and the useable space in the living area became smaller every time we visited and I began to dislike the trailer. So in August of this year we traded that in for yet another 5th wheel. The new trailer now has a large living room with lots of sitting room and space to move around.

This year we are sharing a site 84/85 with friends as we both had originally decided to pass on winter camping this year but, have decided to return in a much reduced capacity but still will camp for our 20 nights.

We will be arriving on Wednesday October 30th and staying for 12 nights before covering the trailer up and leaving it for a couple of months while we travel abroad.

We will be hosting a coffee get together on Saturday November 9th for all of our fellow winter campers.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fall time in Algonquin

We arrived in Algonquin yesterday, September 14th just after 2pm. Originally scheduled to camp on site 1 we were fortunate to be able to change to a first come first serve site.

Today has been overcast and rain has prevailed. The leaves have just begun to change and with the forecast of cool clear nights and warm sunny days the leaves should begin to change quickly.

This is the first trip with our new rig and there is still much to organize inside. The big difference for us is that there is much more room for us in the living area as the bunk room has gone. In addition the kitchen is larger with more counter space and more cupboard space as well. Gone is the pantry and the outside kitchen area, a feature I was getting really comfortable with. Oh well life goes on.

For those of you who have not seen our new rig, here is a picture taken today.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Miller lake Campsite

Hi Everybody. Today I am enclosing photos of our site at Miller Lake. For a private site it is exceptional in terms of cleanliness and amenities. We never would have thought that we would ever camp in a private campground after all the years of provincial park camping, but this has been great so far. I have included some before and after pictures of the changes we have made. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Eviction Party 2013

Well we had another perfect day for the eviction party at Macgregor Point Provincial Park Saturday April 6th. The weather was sunny but cool. We had a campfire to keep the 24 winter warriors warm during the morning and early afternoon festivities. Kerry and I, while having spent 40 nights camping this winter had not met many of the attendees due to scheduling. We spent most of our time there during the week and leaving on the weekend when many of this group( who are still working) usually camp.

We are planning to skip winter camping next year in favour of a warmer climate down south. We wish all those who attended our party a great next winter and perhaps we will see you all down the road.

Tom & Kerry

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A New Toy

Over the past couple of years I have been bringing our zodiac with us on our camping adventures. As I age I have found that lugging it around in the trailer, setting it up at the campsite and then packing everything into the truck to use it has always been a pain in the a@@ and so this year I decided to buy a trailer which I could disassemble, pack in the trailer and then reassemble once we arrive at our destination. I am happy to report that today I have finished the mods to my purchase and am ready to try it out in Algonquin next month. I will be fishing for trout with my friend Jim during our stay there and hopefully be having a fresh fish dinner. Now all we need is for the ice to break up and let the fish come up to feed.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Wiarton Willie Festival

Today we decided to take a trip to Wiarton to take in some of the festivities of the 57th Wiarton Willie Festival. We missed most of the activities as they all happened on Saturday February 2nd, due to another significant snow fall in the area and driving was not the smart thing to do. We did not see Willie as he had returned to his burrow to await spring. We did go into the big Willie tent and sampled the local talent and saw lots of child oriented activities. Below are some photos we took of ice sculptures and a photo of us with Willie.

Winter wonderland at MacGregor

We arrived Friday around 3pm to find a fair bit of snow on the ground and more was in the air all around us. The park did not have many of the winter warriors on site but many of the yurts were occupied and a few brave souls were in tents.