Tobermory 2011


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For those who are new to it:

Since the early seventies of the last century, members of the
department, their families, friends, visitors... go to Tobermory,
on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, at the end of September.
We go there Friday afternoon/evening, hike all Saturday
along the Bruce trail that follows the Niagara escarpment,
stretching all the way from Niagara to Tobermory, go to the beach or
"cliff climbing" (an eternal favourite with the kids!) on
Sunday morning, and then head back to Toronto, with the
possibility of dinner on the way.

It is a great way to get some fresh air after the first few
weeks of classes and to enjoy the early fall.
Sturdy shoes and rain gear (depending on the forecast)
are recommended. There are limited possibilities to buy
supplies in Tobermory, so you may wish to bring water
and food for the hike with you.

For those who would rather not hike the whole day, there
are several alternatives to do just parts of the hike.

Keeping with tradition, I suggest we go the weekend of
Sept. 30 -  Oct. 2. I'm willing to make the hotel reservations, 
so let me know by Thursday, Sept. 22, that you can come and 
how many rooms/beds you will need, whether you are prepared 
or wish to share a room;
you can also make your own reservations directly via internet. The
webpage for the hotel that we have been using is at:
or you may have any preferences for a particular motel from
previous years.

Just let me know that you are coming, who you are bringing
with you, and whether you have room in your car to bring
others;  also if you need a ride to get there (and back). 
(In the past, some people have shared a car rental
for the weekend.)

Hope to see you on the Bruce trail.

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