August 15, 2002
10:42 pm Cape Croker Indian Park
Aren't we good. We hiked 17.3km today on a loop that took us from Moore Street in Lion's Head along the Bruce Trail atop some escarpment-like cliffs, past Gun Point, Mackey Bay. Debbie Ferren warned us to be prepared to stop and say "ooh ah" a lot. She was very right. The trail leads out onto many vertiginous lookouts.
Ooh ah. The water was turquoise -- almost tropical -- with a green band along the shore. Across the bay we could see more escarpment and water water water. We paused many times to stare in awe.
We awoke at 7am-ish, got on the road at 9am after a breakfast of scrambled eggs, veggie links and orange juice. We were at Lion's Head and on the trail just after 10am. With our many ooh-ah stops, lunch, and a water-refill stop (at a spectacular rock beach) we made it back to the car at 4:45pm.
There weren't a lot of hikers on the trail. We ran into three parties (and saw some rock climbers scaling cliffs (eek!). The trail was classified as "intermediate". We didn't find the hiking "technically difficult" but it was what we would call a "long day."
We bought beer in Lion's Head and drove back to Cape Croker for around 5:30. The sun had been pouring down on us all day and we were grateful for the refreshment.
Dinner was a wonderful tofu-veggie stirfry with rice. Having cooked us our dinner, Cathy regaled us with horror stories from her treks through Thailand and Kenya.
And now, to bed.