Hikes: Boulder Bluff

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View from the top at Boulder Bluff (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

The sole reason for this post is to share the photos I took during the hike. “Boulder Bluff” is a local secret that I couldn’t tell you how to find even if I wanted to. An older man from Tobermory told my boyfriend and his friend about it and they managed to find the spot, and have taken a few of their friends up there, but by no means is it a marked trail (or even a trail at all). It’s more of a vague trample through the forest until you find approximately the right place to access the boulder from.

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A balancing act… (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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The drive to Cabot Head is one of my favourites. PS, this was such a foggy day! (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Ladder up the boulder. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

All I can tell you is that we parked the car on the side of the road somewhere along the drive to Cabot Head Lighthouse, and then wandered through the woods and up a steep hill. Eventually, we came upon the boulder balancing precariously on the edge of a cliff, climbed a makeshift ladder, and enjoyed the view for awhile before heading back down and going to explore Cabot Head Lighthouse and the area surrounding it.

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Cabot Head Lightstation. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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The end of a little hike at Cabot Head. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

If you’d like to hire my boyfriend Justin to take you up to this spot, I’m sure he’d be more than happy to guide you! { I’m actually not kidding, he’s talked about hiring himself out to visitors who want to adventure to unique, lesser-known locations on the Bruce Peninsula. You can connect with me here or email me at elle@thesebootsweremadefortraveling.com if you’re interested in setting something up! }

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Who wouldn’t want this guy as a guide?! (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

Alternately, just visiting the lighthouse and doing a short hike on the grounds there is a much, much easier option.

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(Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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View from the top of Cabot Head Lighthouse. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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On a hike at Cabot Head. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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The lighthouse doubles as a museum! (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

You can find more information about the Cabot Head Lightstation and museum here, and directions to the area here.

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Boulder Bluff. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Climbing the ladder. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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A bird’s eye view. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Check out my sister’s fused glass and bead creations here! (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Quite the ladder! (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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It’s hard to tell where the sky ends and the water begins… (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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(Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Dragonflies are my fave because the eat all the icky bugs! (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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The climb down… (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Cabot Head Lighthouse (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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View from the top of the lighthouse on the foggiest of days… (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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The top floor of the lighthouse. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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(Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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(Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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lanterns + bottles (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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This year there is a native man in residence at the lighthouse, selling his book and sharing his story! (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Finishing the hike at Cabot Head. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Patterns beneath the surface. (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Fog rolling in at Cabot Head! (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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(Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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Cabot Head Lighthouse (Dyer’s Bay, Ontario — May 2016)

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