We entered the Conservation Area and drove to the area of the gorge. We were welcomed by this sign. "Hole in the Rock" piqued our interest, so we headed that way.
This is the path we walked along. As soon as we stepped into the trees, we could feel a change in temperature. Though it was still humid, the air was much cooler.
This is the first glimpse we had of the gorge. The water runs swiftly here but it is quite shallow.
This is the Grand River. There are rapids in the gorge and many people were swimming and tubing.
We reached "Hole in the Rock." The stairs are made of rock. Notice the tree roots on the right.
I went down the rock stairs until we came to this set of steel stairs that were very steep. I knew if I ever went down I'd have a problem getting back up because I have trouble bending and lifting my left leg. I told hubby to go on ahead.
Here he is viewing the gorge. He was down quite far, as I used the zoom on my camera to get this shot.
If you look between the branches of the trees, you can see two people tubing. They said the water was lovely.
We stopped at a lookout point and I took this photo of the gorge wall. That is the top of the trees that grow along the water. We met a family here. The lady and her family were from Toronto and her brother from India was with them. He had his photograph taken alone and I asked him why he didn't have his picture taken with the lady. She said he was her brother visiting from India. I told her that was all the more reason to have her picture taken with him. Then the father asked if I would take a photo of the entire family. They were very nice and I was happy to oblige.
By this time the area was getting a little humid and after walking up several knolls, we headed back to the parking lot. It was a nice walk and we took our time. It was far too hot to hurry. It was 31C with a humidex of 40C. That means it was 87.8 F with a humidex of 104. We were glad to get back to the van and turn on the AC.
As we left the gorge, there were many people swimming in this area. The girls in the foreground were trying to catch a frog. What a fun past time for a hot summer day.
We saw families galore camping, picnicking and enjoying time together. What great memories these people were making.
On the way home, we spotted this house. It was beautiful. I would love to have a place like this.
At the left end of the pond, there was a waterfall. Yeap, right up my alley. I know I will never own a house like this but I can dream...dreams give us hope and a goal to work toward.
I hope all my friends and readers enjoyed coming along with us this afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.