Las Chulas

Laid out on a rustic turquoise table, a tantalizing treat awaits: aloo tacos from Las Chulas in Tobermory. These aren’t just any tacos; they’re a delightful fusion of flavors, showcasing the rich culinary tapestry that such a blend can offer. The soft, pliable tortillas envelope a hearty filling of spiced aloo, or potatoes, offering a delightful twist to the traditional taco.

The vibrant hues of pinkish-purple from pickled cabbage and the fresh, delicate strands of sprouts on top suggest a playful mix of textures and tastes, from crunchy to soft, tangy to earthy. A side of zesty red sauce promises to add a kick of heat, rounding out the experience with a hint of spice. The accompanying checked paper liner, reminiscent of classic diners, juxtaposes the fusion nature of the dish, adding a touch of nostalgia to this innovative meal.

The half-opened sauce cap and the smear of sauce on the table paint a picture of eager anticipation, as if someone couldn’t wait to dive into this delectable treat. Indeed, dining at Las Chulas seems to be more than just about food; it’s an experience, a journey of flavors that brings together the best of two worlds. And in the charming town of Tobermory, what better way to enjoy the day than with such a gastronomic delight?

Solitary Leaf

In the midst of fall, a solitary leaf rests gracefully on the road, capturing a poignant moment of nature’s cyclical journey. Its once vibrant green hue has transformed into a warm golden-yellow, signifying the passage of time and the changing seasons. Delicate veins and tiny imperfections on the leaf tell a story of growth, survival, and eventual surrender to the inevitable. The road, with its muted tones, offers a stark yet harmonious contrast, emphasizing the leaf’s transient beauty. In the distance, a gentle bokeh effect blurs the backdrop, allowing the leaf to stand out as the protagonist of this autumnal narrative. The image evokes feelings of nostalgia, reminding us of the fleeting nature of life and the ever-present beauty that surrounds us, even in the simplest of moments.

Sunset at Tobermory

The vast expanse of the Tobermory sky stretches out, painted with a mesmerizing palette of pastel blues and soft whites. Majestic clouds, resembling cotton candy tufts, glide serenely, casting gentle shadows upon the tranquil waters below. Golden hues from the setting sun infuse the clouds, creating a delicate gradient that perfectly balances the serene blue of the sky. The horizon, where the endless waters meet the heavens, holds the promise of distant lands, whispering tales of adventures yet to be discovered. This breathtaking canvas of nature perfectly encapsulates the timeless beauty and serenity of Tobermory, ON.

On to Collingwood

The Jack Sparrow took a trip to Collingwood on the Canada Day weekend of 2023. Through lock 45 and onward into Georgian Bay, it was a fantastic trip. Especially the journey. We planed all the way to and from! Sure the gas gauge was visibly moving 🙂 but the water was calm and that is rare on the Bay. We took full advantage of it and did the trip in an hour and 45 minutes (one way)