|Bridge to Wellesley Island|
We have been on the road about 3 ½ years and have been extremely lucky when it comes to campsites. When I booked our site at Wellesley Island State Park, it showed that it could accommodate a 50 foot rig. Since we are 38 ft, I assumed we would have no problem. When we were checking in at the office, I noticed that they had a map of the campsites and that our site, #5 in the Heron Loop, was listed as a 30 ft site. Ut-oh. I questioned this and the worker asked us to at least try as most of their sites in the Heron Loop could accommodate a rig our size. So, off we went. We got to site 5 and quickly realized we would not fit. We drove back to the office with Gin and Syl following us as someone was still on their site. Double ut-oh. Long story short, a few hours after we arrived, we both got settled onto sites. Gin and Syl on their original site and we were moved to a site right across from them. Our new site is a non-reserveable site that the office keeps open in case of emergency.
|Our site at Wellesly Island SP|
While pedaling, we saw deer, bunnies (my favorite) and squirrels….black squirrels. That’s something new for me!
We took a little road trip one day and went to Cape Vincent to see Tibbett’s Point Lighthouse. Dan and I had seen this before but I never tire of lighthouses. Tibbett’s Point is where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River. It’s very peaceful and we sat down and enjoyed relaxing and taking in the views.
|Windmills and boats|
|Gin and Syl|
|Dan and I|
|The park offers Voyageur Canoe trips. That's one BIG canoe!|
I could never tire of seeing the houses on the islands. I try to imagine what it would be like to live on an island that small!
We learned about glacier potholes.
The glaciers provided the height necessary for water and rock debris to rush down and create these holes.
|The blue green of the water was eye-catching.|
|We weren't the only ones enjoying the outdoors|
We got quite a treat on the trail….
|Some of the views reminded us of Maine|
We were walking and heard quite a bit of rustling in some brush right off the trail. I think we disturbed this sleeping fawn. It bounded away very quickly
The park also has an exhibit demonstrating the different wing spans of the various birds found here.
|Dan's "wingspan" is almost as big as a bald eagle's!|
I was just as intrigued with the small houses on islands as I was the large!
|Gorgeous day to be on the water!|
|So many islands|
|Boldt Yacht House (which is actually on Wellesley Island)|
|Dan, Gin, and Syl looking at the wonders in the yacht house|
|Ongoing restoration on Boldt Castle|
The insides of the castle and the view from the castle were breath-taking
|and it was!|
We were not disappointed with the sunset….
We would definitely come back to Wellesley Island State Park if in the area again. But, we would only stay in the H Loop. The spaces are large, there are not too many of them, and we got US Verizon coverage for cell/internet!