Saturday, October 13, 2012

Meaford Harbour Complex

We started out the day by sleeping in and having a late breakfast.  D & S wanted to go and buy fresh apples and they invited us to come along.  The Meaford area is known for its apple orchards.

We stopped at B & B Orchards, a very popular apple stand.

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We then went to the Meaford Factory Outlet.  This is a large bargain warehouse full of anything and everything you could want.  We bought a couple of things for the motorhome and had a bite of lunch.

We decided to drive around a bit and go to check out another campground that is in Meaford.  This is the Meaford Memorial Park.  Very nice and they have some sites right on the water.  The water levels on Georgian Bay are very low as you can see in these photos.

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I think if I was to come back I would want a waterfront site.

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Site 3 looks nice.

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Driving around town we could not help but notice that Meaford has been invaded with Scarecrows.  They are everywhere.

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Every year from mid September till the end of October, everyone in the town participates and decorates their yards and the downtown.

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I was telling D & S about the app that I have on my iPhone that tells me what roadside attractions are in the area.  They were curious so off we go to the “Worlds Largest Porch Swing”  The seat is 36 ft long.

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The man who built the porch swing came out to talk to us.


The next roadside attraction is at “Beautiful Joe Park”  Beautiful Joe was a dog from Meaford who’s owner abused it, inspiring Margaret Marshall Sanders to write a book about animal cruelty and raising public awareness of the problem.

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There is also a 9/11 memorial in the park honouring the search and rescue dogs.

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Also there is a Police Canine Memorial.

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When we got back to our motorhomes we had our social hour and bbq’d steaks for dinner.   The Canadian Coast Guard vessel “Westfort” is stationed here in the Port of Meaford.


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