The Roadtreking Tobermory Gathering Photo Spread

 The Roadtreking Tobermory Gathering Photo Spread

The Roadtreking Tobermory Gathering brought 60-plus Roadtrekers to Canada’s beautiful Bruce Peninsula National Park near Tobermory, Ontario for a week of camping in the Birches campground on Cyprus Lake.

It was all boondocking, for while the campground has scenic well-equipped and mostly wooded and private sites, there were no electrical or water hookups. Except for a little rain early Thursday, the weather was pretty much postcard picture perfect.

Our campers all had Class B motorhomes- Roadtreks of just about every model out there, from 1988 to a new CS Adventurous that was purchased just last week.  There was one Pleasure-Way as well. Our campers came from across North America. There were lots of Canadians from Ontario and Quebec, and our U.S. campers came from Colorado, Vermont, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois and Florida

Days were filled with sightseeing, lots of hiking, snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay, photographing and lots of socializing. Here are some of the highlights;

Sunrise on Cyprus Lake. The campground is right on the shores of this beautiful inland lake, which is itself just a half mile from Lake Huron.
Sunrise on Cyprus Lake. The campground is right on the shores of this beautiful inland lake, which is itself just a half mile from Lake Huron.
Mike and Jennifer's dog, Bo, loved the lake. The park welcomes dogs, as long as they are on a six foot leash
Mike and Jennifer’s dog, Bo, loved the lake. The park welcomes dogs, as long as they are on a six foot leash
A lighthouse on Georgia Bay off Tobermory
A lighthouse on Georgia Bay off Tobermory
The Grotto, a rock faced stretch of shoreline just a short hike from the campround, draws many. The water is cool but clear.
The Grotto, a rock faced stretch of shoreline just a short hike from the campground, draws many. The water is cool but clear.
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Bo surveying the action from the grotto
There were miles of hiking trails leading from our camground
There were miles of hiking trails leading from our campground
Roadtrek sent lots of swag - hats, to-go coffee mugs, coozis, notebooks, etc
Roadtrek sent lots of swag – hats, to-go coffee mugs, coozis, notebooks, etc
Happy campers like the Roadtrek swag
Happy campers like the Roadtrek swag
Jim and Rhonda Phipps were among several in our group to go snorkeling in the crystal clear fresh water
Jim and Rhonda Phipps were among several in our group to go snorkeling in the crystal clear fresh water
The inland lake we camped on is named for these massive cyprus trees which grow right up to the shoreling
The inland lake we camped on is named for these massive cyprus trees which grow right up to the shoreline
At night, we'd take chairs to the lakeshore to watch the sunset
At night, we’d take chairs to the lakeshore to watch the sunset
One sunset was golden
One sunset was golden

 

Another view from another spot
Another view from another spot
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Sites were wooded, roomy and quite private
Roadtrekers Ohlen and Connie Cartmell from Ohio enjoy a romanic dinner under the cedars at the camsite
Roadtrekers Ohlen and Connie Cartmell from Ohio enjoy a romanic dinner under the cedars at the campsite
Jim and Rhonda Phipps enjoyed a sunset swim on Cyrus Lake
Jim and Rhonda Phipps enjoyed a sunset swim on Cyrus Lake
The shrot path to the beach from our campsite
The short path to the beach from our campsite
There were regular social times for the group late in the afternoons
There were regular social times for the group late in the afternoons

Meet our Roadtrekers….

Jennifer and Mike Wendland and Bo
Jennifer and Mike Wendland and Bo
Yan Seiner and Gunner
Yan Seiner and Gunner
Yvonne and Michael Maddox
Yvonne and Michael Maddox
Ohlen and Connie Cartmell
Ohlen and Connie Cartmell

 

Linda Hein and Tom Gross and Sienna
Linda Hein and Tom Gross and Sienna
Paul and Jenny Fisher
Paul and Jenny Fisher
Lil and Rod Vokey
Lil and Rod Vokey
Kathleen Darling
Kathleen Darling
Jim and Rhonda Phipps
Jim and Rhonda Phipps
Steve Spaulding and Jayne Sheridan
Stevie Spaulding and Jayne Sheridan
Joe Rehak
Joe Rehak
Janet Mathews and Sasha
Janet Mathews and Sasha
Graham and Madelaine Gordon
Graham and Madelaine Gordon
Dorothy and Ron Worth
Dorothy and Ron Worth
Dan and Darlene Michaud
Dan and Darlene Michaud
Christine and Larry Taylor
Christine and Larry Taylor
Carole and Tim Mallon with Otto and Ruby
Carole and Tim Mallon with Otto and Ruby
Bruce and Kathy McEwan
Bruce and Kathy McEwan
Bobbi and Carl Braun
Bobbi and Carl Braun
Bob and Carol Bye
Bob and Carol Bye
Bill and Lisa Gruner
Bill and Lisa Gruner
Art Schunk and Joyce Pugh
Art Schunk and Joyce Pugh
W. Dan Hulchanski
W. Dan Hulchanski
Sue and Jim Riddle
Sue and Jim Riddle
Scott and Brenda Andrews
Scott and Brenda Andrews
Scot and Linda Vesterdahl
Scot and Linda Vesterdahl

 

Mike Wendland

Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.

2 Comments

  • Thanks for all the wonderful photos of the rally participants! We often see the names in other publications, on Cyber rally, and as authors of some of you articles, and it is so nice to attach a face to the names!

  • I heard your wonderful podcast from here on my commute this morning, then viewed your incredible pics on my computer while working….. Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you, until we’re able to experience those wonderful places ourselves! Georgian Bay is on our Bucket List, and I’ve added your review to my Evernote “Retirement RV Places To Camp” file! Thanks for all you do!

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