From Tuesday, September 24 through Friday, September 27, the Ontario Sun Risers LTV Chapter held our Fall Rally at Bluewater Park Campground in Wiarton, Ontario. We had a small group of 5 RVs with 9 people attending (plus 5 dogs!). On the Tuesday we arrived, we had a potluck appetizer meet-and-greet in the campground, with the spectacular views of Colpoys Bay in front of us. That evening we sat around the campfire and enjoyed talking about our LTV travel adventures.
Wednesday morning, we put out coffee, muffins, and fruits, and again enjoyed the views of Colpoys Bay with a few sailboats out in the harbour. The wind picked up in the afternoon and rain was approaching, but several people decided to proceed with a hike along the Bruce Trail. We passed through the Wiarton Marina to see the boats and continued along the trail. We all gingerly climbed up the old spiral staircase that leads to the ruins of the Corran in the Spirit Rock Conservation Area. The Corran was the estate of Alexander McNeill, a Federal member of Parliament from 1881-1901. It was built in 1882 and eventually vandalized and burned down in 1976. The remaining walls are a testament to the strength of the structure. That evening we had an LTV-hosted Tex-Mex dinner, followed by a delicious chocolate cake for dessert to celebrate Andy’s birthday.
One of the great advantages of the LTV gatherings is getting “how to” help from each other. After coffee on Thursday, a few people got assistance with questions they had regarding their RVs, thanks to other owners’ knowledge. That afternoon, 5 of us were going to do a historic Bruce Peninsula Boat Tour leaving from the Oliphant Harbour. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had different plans – the wind gusts on Lake Huron had picked up very significantly, so the boat tour company indicated that it was too dangerous to complete the tour. That evening we had reservations at The Green Door Café in Wiarton for dinner, where we enjoyed some local food and great company.
Friday morning we had an absolutely gorgeous sunrise before we said our goodbyes to our fellow LTV owners. Our small group really enjoys the social occasion of getting together somewhere in Ontario, and we even had a few new owners who joined us at this rally. We haven’t locked down our plans yet for 2020 rallies, but I’m sure they will continue to be as much fun as we had in 2019. Safe travels wherever your LTV takes you.