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Holiday Rambler Vacationer, since August 2006
Well here we are in Goderich Ontario, its been quite a few years since we have been here but not much has changed. This membership park had changed hands for a few years and did not allow rigs over 30 ft long, but has since changed allowing us access again. Goderich is billed as Canada's Prettiest town and it could very well be. The Port of Goderich is an active working port mainly for loading ships with salt from the Sifto Canada salt mines under the harbour extending 5 kms (3.1miles) under Lake Huron, it is the largest salt mine in the world.
|Lake Huron Resort|
We had a heavy rain overnight, the weather has cooled down and we have a very strong west wind coming across the lake.
|windy and wavy|
|not much has changed here|
|Blue Mountain Pottery|
After the market we headed into town and check out the harbor first to see if anything is happening here.
We got lucky there is a huge freighter getting ready to dock at the pier.
It is the Peter R. Cresswell 730 feet long and was launched on Apr. 26th 1982. In port here to get a load of salt from the salt mines.
According to the hands on deck they will be docked here for 8 to 12 hours taking on a full load of salt. This was an interesting time watching how they maneuver such a huge vessel around the harbor and into place.
|we got closer|
|getting into position|
|tug boat working at it|
|lifeguards on the beach|
|a kite surfer and two swimmers|
|snack bar on the beach|
After circling the "square" a few times we picked a road (the right one) that took us a few blocks away to a grocery store where we picked up a few items. Then returned back home to site in the sun for a while (its a cool breeze today) with our books. Eventually time for supper, and for a change I made a pot of spaghetti sauce with noodles, a baguette with veggies and dip.
Now after supper its still nice out so we can read a bit more while we wait for time to catch the sunset again. So a different lookout tonight, with a couple of benches to watch another nice sunset. And even chatted with a couple of seasonal campers here that knew quite a few people from the village of Plattsville (population 800), where I had lived for 25 years., such a small world.
Another enjoyable fun filled, busy day just passed us by gotta love it!
|another peaceful sunset|