four ports, a point, and a saint

map - london to long point, ontario

map - london to long point, ontario

The weather here last week was a glorious early taste of spring! Temperatures reached 12C (54F) – the seasonal temps for this time of year are typically closer to 8C (47F). There were even a few days of beautiful sunshiny skies to go with it! So I took the opportunity to scout out some new photography locations along the shore of Lake Erie.

Last Wednesday I could have been found driving county roads 24 + 42 from Port Stanley to St. Williams, Ontario with stops in Port Bruce, Port Burwell, Long Point, and Port Rowan.

I was really excited to go to Long Point to scout locations for future minimalist imagery; from what I have seen online there are a few spots that will suit my needs. Unfortunately I didn’t do enough research before I set out for the day. It turns out that Long Point is a Provincial Park and doesn’t open until May 14th.

Still it was a fantastic day for a drive along the lakeside and many notes have been made about future photography timeframes.

Stats for the day:

  • 300 km traveled
  • 7 hours
  • 0 “usable” images captured, although many locations were found

So what’s next? Well, I’ll be returning to Port Bruce one evening (hopefully this week) for a picnic dinner with Darren and some quiet seascape photographs.

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2 thoughts on “four ports, a point, and a saint

  1. Sylvia says:

    I love hearing the backround info – and have made this same trip a few times! In fact, on my first trip out to Long Point I had no idea it was a park and not open yet, so thanks for the reminder! Knowing me, I’d head back out there and be surprised all over again.

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