Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sir John climbed the Dorset Lookout Tower!

Yes, he did! It was a bitterly cold day and the last weekend it is open for the season. Me an' Sir John were happy to be wearing coats. I had on my gloves and scarf!
It is a beautiful view. The tower closes for winter, as the road is a bit steep! To quote my kids, 'Last One!'
The leaves were wonderful, but were much better a few weeks ago. That said, after driving 4 hours it was good to get out of the car. My tendonitis precludes me from walking too much but climbing was a different thing.

I was on my way to Bondi Village to stay with Nancy whilst attending a conference put on by the Circle of Friends in nearby Huntsville. We are volunteers who help cherish our Ontario Parks. Nancy writes about the tower:
The tower at Dorset was built in 1922. The original external ladder that lead to the top was 82 feet high. In 1967 a new Tower was constructed, complete with the current internal stairway. It should make you feel safer as you ascend... 


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Dorset Lookout Tower from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Marvellous walking trails, as well as a beautiful view!

5 comments:

Pearl said...

A beautiful, if short-lived, time of the year...

Pearl

Red said...

What a view! Great that you could get up to the tower. I used to take my outdoor Ed kids up to a tower. The guy there was quite a character and very entertaining. It was emote so he got supplies once a week and stayed up all summer.

Crafty Gardener said...

What gorgeous views from the lookout tower.

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! What gorgeous fall colors!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow Jenn that's just a perfect Fall. Every Autumn color is there -- beautiful. Really neat to see it from the top of a tower. Lovely, thanks for sharing!