I hadn’t stayed overnight in a small town in a while. I forgot how relaxing it could be.
During our Labour Day Week-End trip to rural Ontario, we spent a couple of night in Deep River, a small community located on Highway 17, between Pembroke and Matawa, opposite the Laurentian Mountains. The population is only about 4,000, and most residents work in the nearby Chalk River Nuclear Research Laboratory, 10 km away. But it is still a small Canadian town, with a few dirt roads, dense patches of forest and wild animals.
On the first evening, we snuggled on the couch and watched a few movies on my laptop, including the Ghost Writer, a funny French movie and Blair Witch Project (just for the scare factor since a forest was nearby). Late at night, I went outside for a smoke and as my eyes adapted to darkness, I noticed the most amazing night sky ever: I could see hundreds of stars, and even the Milky Way. I called Feng and we both spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to best capture that on camera. Still, the picture I took doesn’t do this beautiful night sky justice!
It rained on and off and we hang around, first at the marina and then around the river. I love the fact the forest ended right on the shore of the river. The scenery was quite unique, and the bad weather added to the atmosphere.
You can see the whole Ontario Travels set here.