North Ontario Road Trip – Day 1, Manitoulin Island
Well, actually Day 1 was Tobermory, but we arrived so late at night and left so early that we really didn’t get to see much. This morning we drove down to the ferry docks to catch the Chichiman Ferry to South Baymouth. It was a great ride – bumpy and queasy and we both fell asleep :)
Manitoulin island is gorgeous, and fall is in full swing here. The colours are out of this world. Even with the on/off rain we got some amazing shots in. We drove around, visiting Bridal Veil Falls and the towns of Gore Bay, Mindemoya, and Little Current.
Tonight we drove out and sat in the cold for 2 hours testing out the new timed shutter release I bought for the camera. The release let me take a photo every 45 seconds, after which I strung them together, and finally purchased the video upgrade for my blog so my first video is at the end of the post!
What I find the most fascinating is not only getting to watch our movement through the Milky Way, but the change in the sky colour and brightness that occurred as the moon rose – proving what a huge difference moonlight makes to your camera settings. We can’t wait to try this out with (hopefully) northern lights!
And now – the video!