2006 Trips: 5 places | 8 nights | 1975 km
Voyageur Provincial Park
Park | unrated
September 2. Our very first outing with the new PUP! After nearly two hours on the road we arrived, parked and unhitched only to find that we could not crank up the top. After over an hour of frustration we packed up and went home. As it happens the chain connected to the cranking gearbox slipped the clip on its master link. It was promptly repaired by our dealer. I suspect the culprit was an innocuous but severe bump on the road into the campgrounds, which also bent the rollers on a drawer in the PUP.
Sandbanks Provincial Park
September 8 to 10, Woodlands CG, Site 615. Although we have tent-camped at our beloved Sandbanks many times, this was our first time with a trailer. We set up in the Woodlands section in nicely sheltered site 615. Not many popups in this section - mostly big travel trailers. A very nice time.
Emily Provincial Park
September 14 to 15, Hill CG, Site 110. This was our first trip to Emily PP. It's small but quite pretty and the sites are nice. Given the time of year the place was quiet and there weren't a lot of park staffers on hand. This was a stopover on our way to Rock Point PP.
Rock Point Provincial Park
September 15 to 17, West CG, Site 158. Rock Point was our destination for this trip, which included a stopover at Emily PP. We had a beautiful site close to the beach and to the park store (which, unfortunately, was closed). Because the park is on the shore of Lake Erie and away from all major sources of light pollution the night skies were incredible. We fell in love with the place and will definitely be back.
Murphys Point Provincial Park
September 29 to October 2, Hogg Bay CG. Murphys (no apostrophe) Point is nearby and another perennial favourite. This was our first time in the Hogg Bay campground and site 54 - ours - had a serious slope (rated "slight" on the park's website). We parked facing uphill and I had to dig a trench for the tongue jack. Otherwise the site and surrounding area were nice. By our last evening the place had cleared out to the point where no other trailers were immediately visible. The few staff people we saw were friendly.