Unbelievably the winter is near over already, it being March again the snow is starting to melt and its finally safe to go out and make some beautiful pictures! Here is a breath-taking view from a small lake, just south of Cabot Head!
And to think of the beautiful autumn we had!
A beautiful storm rolling in over the lake; a great view over the yellow flowers!
Apples thrown down by the coming cruel winter from the popular apple tree beside the lighthouse.
We saw a very cute little bunny that came over every morning to visit us! This photo was taken by the gardens at 7AM
This is one of the many snakes that live around the path, we are not sure what kind of snake it is, but we thought it might be a fox snake. And yes, this snake is blind on its left eye; that is why I was able to get so close.
On our way up we saw two small turtles crossing the road leading the lighthouse. We think that they were painted turtles.
Here you can see three loons, and the white bird in the back is a seagull. It was very amazing to see so many loons so close. Seeing them is one thing, but hearing them is another! Those beautiful birds were calling all morning: they have such a special call that when you hear it once…you’ll always recognize anywhere and anytime.
There have also been many sightings of different kinds of snakes, plenty of chipmunks, foxes, many different kinds of birds (blue jays) and last year there were even reports of black bears around the amazing grounds of the Cabot Head Lighthouse.
Here are all of the kid’s souvenirs. And some unique, vintage trinkets.
Here are all the delicious maple treats and also the kid’s t-shirts!
This here is one of the the two hand-crafted, wooden sail boats we have for sale. Both have a blue bottom and white sails. To the right of the boats is local Lion’s Head made jams and jellies, including dandelion jam!
In this picture are the three different types of hats we sell; in various colours: • tilley hats • sports/travel visors • and regular baseball hats.
And lastly are the hoodies and sweathshirts. In the same aisle as the hats, coffee mugs and other small souvenirs.
When you visit the lighthouse you can head off on a trail which will lead you along Wing Field Basin, also known as the Georgian Bay coastal route, where you can enjoy amazing views over the basin and over Georgian Bay. The trail itself is well kept and easy to walk, with only a couple hills to ascend and descend.
The trail entrance from the bay A part of the trail The trail entrance View over the basin and the shipwreckA closer look at the shipwreckLookout over Georgian Bay The biggest uphill part of the trail with large stones on the side
In July, 1895, the Department of Marine and Fisheries called for tenders for the construction of a light and fog-alarm station at Cabot Head. The main building consisted of a wooden dwelling house and light tower combined, painted white. The fog-alarm plant was constructed on the shore below and east of the light. The lantern atop the tower contained several parabolic metallic reflectors utilizing light produced by kerosene lamps. Manufactured by the Chanteloup Company, of Montreal, this “catoptric” apparatus was fixed to a rotating frame which, driven by a clockwork mechanism, cast a beam of white light, with three flashes fifteen seconds apart, then an eclipse of forty seconds.