Travelling Teens: Camping at Killbear: A Vacation Like No Other!
Teen writer, Photographer, and Traveller: ADAM BIALECKI Publication Date: June 4, 2017 You can find 15-year-old Adam posting beautiful landscapes on Instagram: @aabialecki
Waking up to the waves crashing up against the beach, the sound of small animals running around your tent, and the calming feeling of being surrounded by the beauty of the natural world . In the evening sitting by the crackling fire or gazing up at the sky filled with stars. Welcome to camping; a vacation like no other. Our journey started late on a friday in spring with a drive to Killbear Provincial Park, a park two hours north of toronto filled with dense forests, a beautiful lake, and large rock formations. When we arrived we quickly set up camp on a beautiful site situated just 20 metres from the beach. We decided to take a walk on the rocks that jutted out from the shoreline. We laid down and looked up. We were filled with awe at seeing billions of stars filling the sky. What an exciting trip this was going to be!
On our second day I woke up bright and early to get some sunrise shots on the beach. Next I got out my zoom lens for bird photography and managed to capture some great shots of a bluejay and a woodpecker. Later that day we hiked a rugged section of rocks a few kilometres long. On the way we saw many beautiful islands, amazing rock formations made up of thin lines of sparkling quartz and beautiful white granite. The lake - smooth as glass showed every reflection in perfect detail and the beautiful white beaches of Granite Saddle blow a cool breeze onto your face.
As we continued we saw huge rock walls adorned with bright green moss and beautiful ponds that reflected the quiet forest. Later that evening we started a campfire and sat down to roast marshmallows and hot dogs.
Of course the campfire is also a great place to take a photo so I started experimenting. I set the shutter speed to 1/400th of a second and got some great shots of glowing embers and golden flames curling up into the night sky, After I settled down in my cot for another good night of sleep. I woke up late on our last day feeling a bit sad because our wonderful trip was ending and I set out to enjoy the last day with a tasty breakfast and a nice long walk on the beach. We packed up and we left the campground, marking the end to an amazing trip!