Ontario Tourism Day 10: Sauble Beach

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Our Cyprus Lake and Tobermory trip in July ended with a stop at Sauble Beach on Lake Huron.  Sauble has 11 km of sandy beach, gorgeous to walk along the water’s edge, and amazing sunsets.

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We arrived around noon and picnicked on the beach, swam, walked the shoreline, read books, made sandcastles, and of course, had coffee to end the day.

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Summer is short, so leaving the beach always feels like I’m having to say good-bye to the season.  Fortunately, we were able to get up to Sauble again a few weeks after the trip with our American friends, to enjoy making more new memories with another set of very dear friends, who are veterans in the art of living the lake life.

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There was nothing but sunshine, fresh air, good company, and relaxation during our days spent at Sauble.  It truly is therapy of the best kind.

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This foam mat was the highlight for the children (and dads).  Hours were spent out on it, anchored down with a bucket of sand.

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If you’re ever wondering where to go and have your children get a good night’s sleep, take them on a beach vacation.  Water and sand is all you need, even for the big kids.  We tuckered them out daily.

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Boogie board surfing was attempted with great success by the children.

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It was also attempted by the fathers, with a bit of success, and probably a bit of envy that they weren’t under five feet and able to balance better.

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I take full responsibility to urging hubby on to try this out just once.  He had a good start, and all seemed like it would work out.  Unfortunately he took quite a jarring right into his head, coming down hard on his tailbone just seconds after this below pic was taken.

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Evenings walking the beach were definitely a highlight for me, enraptured by the brilliance of colour the sky held.  Stunning!

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I can’t say enough times just how gorgeous the sunsets are here at Sauble.

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And even better, the gift of friends to share the sunset with.

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And here’s a pretty cool pic of hubby that I didn’t even try to set up.

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Our walk along the beach at sunset to the ice cream shop brought with it the surprise event that there’s a piper piping the sun going down one night a week throughout the summer.  How neat is that?!

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Ah, those lazy, hazy days of summer are too quickly coming to an end.  But we’ve a mountain of memories, and a few hundred pics to remember it by.  So long, Sauble, till we meet again.

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