Meldrum Bay – Manitoulin Island

This is a re-post. Got too frustrating trying to repair the photo gallery after we changed hosting sites.

Recently visited Meldrum Bay for a few days of shooting the spring poppies. There is a fairly large bed of them that frame some of the historic buildings really nicely. Also made it out to the Mississagi Lighthouse (about 30 kms. from Meldrum Bay) and that is where the road and Manitoullin Island end. I camped in The Point campground which is right on Meldrum Bay and right across the road from the Meldrum Bay Inn. The veranda is a really nice place to while away the summer hours sipping iced tea, swapping stories with the guests and locals… and especially with Shirin and her daughter Elena… they are the “front” staff of the establishment (husband Bob tends to the maintenance and other serious kitchen duties (along with other staff). One of the nicest things about spending time there was hearing Shirin’s ready laughter. It echoes out across the village and is absolutely lovely to hear. Thanks!

Meldrum Bay Inn and poppies

Meldrum Bay Inn and poppies

Dock shed and poppies

Dock shed and poppies

Wildflowers on barnboard

Wildflowers on barnboard

Headlands - Mississagi Straits

Headlands - Mississagi Straits

New breakwater for Meldrum Bay Harbour

New breakwater for Meldrum Bay Harbour

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  1. Garth says:

    Sean, thanks for the update on distance. I have directed Hamiltonian friends to your place for a visit in the next couple of weeks.
    Thanks for looking in on my gallery.

  2. hi there just wanted to let you know, the Mississagi Lighthouse is only 12 km from Meldrum bay not 30 :). i know it can seem longer with the gravel road, but its indeed 12km from meldrum 🙂 hope to see you visit the lighthouse again, and maybe enjoy the rustic camping next time

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