Warning: Standing with the Sequoias will make you feel small

Sequoia National Park

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Those close to me know that I’m not fan of going back to previous travel destinations but Sequoia National Park is one of the exceptions. I’ve been there twice and I would definitely go back for a third visit if the opportunity arose. In my youth, I had always heard stories of the giant Sequoias and always wanted to stand beside them. When I finally got to see them, I was not disappointed. Read on to see just how big these trees really are.

The grotto area along the Bruce Peninsula trail.

Bruce Trail – Peninsula Section

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Chris, Sarah and I decided to do a portion of the Bruce Trail as part of a weekend trip. The Bruce Trail itself stretches from the Niagara Peninsula all the way up to Tobermory. As you can imagine, the landscape changes quite a bit over a trail that long so we figured we would hike a section that allowed us to follow the coast line of Georgian Bay so we could take in the coastline views and finish in Tobermory itself. I had done this once before and was ill prepared. This time was different.

A flowerpot formation on a rainy and misty day

Georgian Bay – Flowerpot Island

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One can find Flowerpot Island in the Georgian Bay, not far from the tourist trap known as Tobermory. So what’s so special about this island aside from the fact that it houses a nation park and an 1800 year old dead cedar tree? Well I don’t like to give hints but the island name should be the give-away. Read on to find out more about these odd looking formations.