Just returned from Point Pelee National Park (PP) this afternoon. I took my family hoping to see the same incredible star-filled night skies that we saw in 2017.
PP (and Bruce Peninsula National Park) are the places where my dreams began. My inspiration for my books.
The day started off innocently with blue skies, gentle breeze and swamp full of lily pads and cattails. We rented a couple of canoes and headed out into the swamp. About 30 mins into our paddling, we saw the sky turn dark, heard thunder and saw the sky light up. We decided to row back. Then the storm suddenly hit. So much downpour😲 We could barely see, never mind row in the quickening currents. The rain just kept coming and filling up our canoe with water. At some point the rain stopped and we looked around and couldn’t find the route back. Then more rain! It was like a nightmare. Truly, I have never been more scared in my life. What if the storm didn’t let up? Would anyone come out to help? I had a safety whistle but blowing it was pretty futile.
Anyway, the storm finally subsided, we found the path, rowed for our lives, not knowing if another round would hit us. I was ready to give up and just wait out the storm. Thank goodness made it back to safety. Like others things in life, there is calm before and after the storm. My daughter is a tough cookie.
My love of PP lives on. There is just something special about the place⚡️⚡️⚡️ #pointpelee #pointpeleenationalpark 🇨🇦 #summeradventures #familyfun