You can call it “little church on the prairie” or “church in the middle of nowhere”, but Union Point United Church has a very interesting past. It’s the last remnant of the small town of Union Point, Manitoba. Situated in the middle of divided Hwy 75 just south of Ste. Agathe. The original church was built in 1887, burned down in 1939, and was rebuilt in 1940. The town vanished in the 1950’s, steamboats, stagecoaches, and steam engines stopped here in the late 1800’s. The town of Union Point was an important stopover point for many settlers heading west.
Sun setting over a pebble beach on the north shore of Lake Superior. This is near one of our favourite campsites in Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. The landscape on the north shore of Lake Superior rivals anything in Ontario, including Killarney and Algonquin, in my humble opinion. It sometimes requires a bit of a hike to find the perfect spot but can be well worth it. The park itself is easily accessible, most attractions are right off the highway.
It’s been a very mild winter in Southern Manitoba, very little to complain about. So when winter arrived this week and temperatures dropped I started getting a bit of spring fever, for days like the one pictured above. This was an image from a few years back of a Lake Winnipeg sunset from Hecla Island Provincial Park. This also happens to be a dog friendly beach, so we usually go a couple times a year, and will look forward to bringing Angus and Fergus for a swim this summer.
A sunset shot of Lake Winnipeg, on Victoria Beach during late summer of 2010. Blue-Green Algae made an appearance in the south basin.
A previous post from this past summer showing, waves of Algae in motion on Victoria Beach.