Point Pelee National Park:
The Tip

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

The peninsula of Point Pelee is the Southernmost point of Canada. Every spring people from around the world visit the point for the opportunity to observe the sudden influx of migratory song birds. My mother, Miles and I visited the famous tip twice during my visit this May. One day was overcast and chilly, the other day was hot and spectacularly sunny. The following are a patchwork of the two days.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ Our entrance into the park held a scene of eager birders }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ The trails leading up to the tip are stunning }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ Miles posing at the information hut just before the tip }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ “Hello operator, I am calling from the tip” }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

The washroom signage at the information center is so classically Canadian! It is rivaled only by my favorite classic Canadian sign, the electrocution warning sign.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

My mother’s family visited the point often when she was little, and my Nana and grandfather were always watching one of her brothers like hawks. My uncle now lives in the Rockies and has broken every bone in his body on the mountains (but is happy and healthy).

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ The beautiful warning colors of the ocean — the part
where it gets dark is the deep dangerous undertow }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ The tip on a sunny day — click here to view full panorama }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ Miles on the tip }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ On the cooler day we went, the tip was extremely windy! }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ The tip on a colder day }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ Brrr… }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ Sniff! }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ The roots of the trees on the tip are exposed and a brilliant orange }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i> Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ On our sunny-day visit, we walked to the tip from the Woodland Nature Trail.
On our way back, we enjoyed the quiet trails, and did some novice bird-watching. }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i> Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i> Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i> Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ When we got to the road, we saw other, more serious birders.
I’ll be this guy was able to capture shots of the most colorful birds (shots I missed!) }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i> Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ People on the shuttle bus from the visitor center to the tip }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Tip</i>

{ It was a very satisfying walk, as evident on Miles’ face here! }

2 comments on Point Pelee National Park:
The Tip

  • Danielle

    Great shots of birds. I just love Miles’ ears on the cool, windy day so much!!

    • Emma (author)

      They do look funny all flapped up like that, don’t they? :0

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