The following is an interview with my mom Tara Bebinger who went on the trip with me and was my mentor for this project.
What was your favorite experience on our Tobermory trip?
My favorite time would be when we spent the day on Flower Pot Island enjoying the rocks, the water, and the 6 snakes we came across. Seeing centuries of erosion on these rocks to form flower pot shapes really intrigued me and the sounds that the rocks made when we walked on them is something I will always remember.
What was your favorite part about the campground we stayed at?
The little pond in the back with the outdoor exercise area and the hammock island. I liked this because it was something different from any other campground we have ever stayed at. Also I will never forget the starry night at 3 in the morning in northern Ontario because I have never seen so many stars in my life. It was stunning!
Would you recommend the Tobermory Village Campground to anyone going to stay in the town of Tobermory?
Absolutely for those reasons and so many more. The staff was very respectful of our privacy but they handled things that came up efficiently such as our site needing mowed during our stay.
What was the most interesting thing about Canadian culture that you learned on our trip?
Everything is very clean of litter in Canada and they are very resourceful. Even the little things like not giving out plastic grocery bags were very interesting. When we got ice cream at The Sweet Shop, I loved how they were giving away the plastic gallon tubs that the ice cream came in instead of throwing them away. Something else that surprised me was the number of windmills in the country and how you can see entire fields of windmills everywhere you look. Also I realized that there was so much Canadian pride everywhere and it was really nice to see. Almost every house we looked at had at least one Canadian flag displayed.
If you could only pick one photo from the entire trip to call your favorite, which one would it be?