Pictures from Ian and Kat's Digital Camera: Collingwood area: 9-12 October, 2009
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For the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, we drove a couple of hours north to the Pretty River Valley Country Inn. We stayed in one of the croft rooms, with a fireplace and a two-person jacuzzi.
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The innkeepers raise a bunch of animals. This is Kat with one of the Icelandic horses.

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More of the Icelandics.

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Percherons and a minitature horse.

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Reindeer (aka caribou). They have a special licence to raise them.

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The views up here are fantastic. It's right on the Niagara Escarpment, and the colours were in full force.

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On Saturday morning, we climbed the escarpment ridge behind the inn. There was a small path to the first plateau, but then we had to pretty much mountain-goat-scramble up to the top from there. This is a photo taken with a significant downward slope.

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The view from the slope.

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We're at the top!

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Somewhere on the climb, this stick-like worm attached itself to my fleece.

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And we're back down.

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More of the horses.

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They also have chickens. (And somewhere, a rooster that one could hear in the morning, though not from inside the rooms.)

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The pigs.

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After that morning hike, we hiked a (tiny) bit of the Bruce Trail, being sure to get to the highest point (540 metres elevation).

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Closeup of the sign.

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On Sunday, we did a much longer (~2.5 hour, 6 km) hike on a different part of the Bruce Trail. There were some great views of Georgian Bay.

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Kat was photographing this little canyon, when a girl who was climbing it popped her head up.

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