Posted by: Waheeda Harris | October 16, 2012

Not hidden below the surface

One of the most popular excursions from the town of Tobermory is to see what’s below the surface.

Exploring Georgian Bay, boats can show you the islands, the unique landscape, but most visitors want to look down, through the crystal clear and very cold water to see what’s down below.

This area has many shallow areas, and its legacy has been that now we come to see the remnants of shipwrecks, while others will go down below to see the wrecks while diving.

Boats skimming the surface, and people swimming through the bay to see what’s below – its a unique spot that both can be accommodated to see what’s happened in the past.

I wondered if people felt it was eerie to peer down into an area where bad things had happened. But I thought no, that’s what people do – they revisit historical sites to understand what has happened.

So although my initial thought was that it was a bit creepy to gaze down at the shipwrecks, I was soon snapping photos just like everyone else and trying to picture what happened long ago for these ships navigating their way through the waters of Georgian Bay.

And a last thought – didn’t they see how shallow it was?

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