Sunday, 9 August 2015

Finally Visited the Elora Gorge

Yesterday, we drove to Guelph to deliver our son's cell phone which was finally fixed. I suggested we drive to Elora to enjoy some ice cream and hike the Elora Gorge, something I've always wanted to do.

Our son, his girlfriend and Kevin were excited to join us. Smile!
First stop - Elora for ice cream. We admired pretty flowers, pet cute puppies, posed with a pointing statue and fed a horse before finally finding gelato ... mmmm it was tasty and totally worth the wait. 
We walked around wondering how to get to the Elora Gorge. Finally we asked. It was easy to find, but we drove, as it was on the far western edge of town. We reviewed the trail map before starting our walk.
One of many signs "WARNING Deep Gorge" and our son being silly!
Message posted on the map ... "Please note that warning signs are posted throughout the conservation area regarding safety around the gorge. Exercise caution during your visit, and stay on the trails. Stay away from the edge of the gorge and do not climb over the fences." 

Step away from the edge kids!
 We found the Hole in the Rock.
 Tree roots on rocks look cool.
Our son's girlfriend poses ...such a pretty tree hugger. 
Our son finds another hole and channels his inner Gollum.
It is an easy climb down sturdy steps through the Hole in the Rock.
 Lots of people enjoy tubing down the Gorge. It looks like fun.
 People are wading, tubing and having a good time. We keep walking. 
Somehow we end up on the wrong side of the fence. Rather than walk back, we decide to climb over. Who knew it would be so difficult for me? My son tried to help while my husband stood back and took pictures.
Everybody was laughing. My words ... "Oh, oh. I'm stuck. Something hurts. Take my shoe off. Nope. Put it back on. Don't touch me!" I resisted help and finally made it over on my own. Phew.
Some of us walked the logs to stay dry and clean. 
After hiking at the Gorge, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at a new favourite Indian food restaurant Spice Roots. Our son and his girlfriend recommended it. Good Choice.
I'm so happy we Finally Visited the Elora Gorge. Thanks kids for joining in on the adventure and making it even more fun.

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  1. Great place for a visit and a hike - does Lee remember going there with Grandma?

  2. Looks like ou had a very nice day.