This past weekend we made it out to Bruce Peninsula National Park with our snorkelling gear in tow. Located along the Niagara Escarpment, about a five hour drive North of Toronto, the park offers stunning vistas of Georgian Bay and features some impressive geological formations, cliffs, grottos, and caves, formed nearly 400 million years ago.
Back then the area would have been a shallow tropical sea, teeming with plant-like animals, coral and crustaceans. Now, although there’s not as much to see underwater, a leisure snorkel in the area is a good way to experience its depth.
Snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the bay, passed giant slabs of ancient rock, I felt small, weightless, ageless, like staring up at a night sky under a sea-bed of star dust.