Bill, Mary Ellen & Bowie - Newfoundland 2018 travel blog

Look hard and you can see Amethyst!

Sunset from our Campsite


May 28

Early day on the road but we couldn’t leave the area without visiting one of the Amethyst mines we kept hearing about. A 3 kms drive along a very bad dirt road brought us to one of the oldest mines in the area. All open pit but not on a large scale it is mostly hand mined and the current seam we could look into was only 4 meters wide by 20 meters deep and only 60 meters long. The natural stone containing the amethyst are just very plain it isn’t until you break them open that you see the crystals. Our drive today takes us to White Lake near Wawa. The highway follows the shoreline of Lake Superior which is stunning in it’s size (it is the only inland body of water big enough to have tides). Maybe it’s because we are not on the back roads anymore but it seems to us that the better scenery is always “over there”. This is the Trans Canada hwy now and you compete with transport trailers especially on week days. You can’t take your eyes off the road for long. We have the prettiest campsite yet, beside the lake with our own beach and personal set of stairs down to the water. Bowie is in heaven (I will spare you another picture of Bowie playing in the water!) Another stunning northern Ontario sunset.



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