get up earlier
LOL - I got up at 3 A blessed M that morning :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: !! I think I like your idea of getting there later in the day, and staying over for the night. A tad more expensive though, if one is to do this on a routine basis. Seriously though - some good ideas there .
Tim: Yeah, it can be a great area to shoot in. The Cape Hurd Road is one I went down (just south of town) and it's got a couple of nice spots along there. I started to follow the Little Cove road (opposite the road to the airport off Hwy 6) and it looked promising, but I've got a Civic, and when I came to the area that wasn't ploughed, I wasn't sure I'd make it through to a location I could turn around in. However, as I backed out of there, a small, similar car did go up there, so I suspect you can make it to the Bay ok. I think there's a hill at the end though, so if it snows this weekend, be careful of that. Even right in town is kind of neat if you aren't used to seeing Toby in winter. Here's a sample: Tobermory - Winter
On the way up, if you go through Owen Sound, take the road that goes up along the Sound on the west side (it starts off as Grey 1, but don't cut off where it tells you to). Go straight through to Kemp, and then go straight at the stop sign in Kemp. That takes you up a lovely little road that climbs the escarpment pretty directly. The view back is great, but the road itself for most of its length is really superb (an example of that: Road out of Kemp
. Follow that until you hit a "T", then do a jog around the lake, turning left at the east end of the lake. Follow that north, then turn left at the end, and you're in Wiarton. It's a nice, quiet route, and look out for deer on the road.
Hope that helps, but if you would like more info, email me at my website "Contact" address and I'll get back to you asap. Perhaps sometime we can make a run together up there. It can be a terrific place to shoot.
Thanks for the idea on doing the double trip - sounds solid to me .
PS - if those shots look blown out a bit, I did them on a calibrated monitor at home, but my work monitor is an LCD and not calibrated - on this monitor they look really blown out - FYI)