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Georgian Bay

The face of the water, in all its states, as mysterious as a human face

Visually, it is a fascinating part of Lake Huron. It offers a clear view of two bedrock structures that formed the Great Lakes region, easy access for most Ontarians, and excellent recreation value. Above all, it provides curious minds with transparent previews of how natural ecology works while facing different atmospheric conditions.
The Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island separate this giant bay from the rest of Lake Huron. Both are visual illustrations of the interaction between physical processes, sedimentary rock formation, and biological ones by marine life.
The magnificent Killarney La Cloche range, an escape for many in the summer days, braces the north part of Georgian Bay. Believed to be once as high as the Canadian Rockies, it eroded over its almost 2 billion years of history. Diverse rock formations, including white outcrops of quartz and evidence of massive earth crust fracture at Sudbury Crater.
I have visited Georgian Bay multiple times each year in the last four decades. Way back, it was teeming with people, hiking, fishing, and on all sorts of watercraft. People were building and using cottages, enjoying themselves with the background of children's laughter while being in touch with nature. It is quiet now, almost desolate, even on long summer weekends. A faith shared with hundreds of abandoned lodges and summer camps farther north in Ontario.

Reality perception is inevitably shaped by our experiences or lack of them.
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