Having a free Saturday, which in the summer does not happen to me often, and itching to take a drive I decided to visit some place new. I pulled out an old road map of southern Ontario and dropped my finger blind onto it, then opened my eyes and drew a line to the nearest town. That town ended up being Wiarton, Ontario. Now I had drive through Wiarton before, stopping once (just for gas) but had never actually stopped and looked around. Wiarton at first glace could be one of the many small towns you’d find along the old King’s Highway system, mostly late 19th early 20th century buildings along the highway (in this case Highway 6) that form the main street. A Tim Hortons, gas station, some small restaurants, a hotel/motel, shops and the such. However Wiarton has one unique feature you find in the rest of Ontario. A groundhog, but not just any groundhog, one Wiarton Willy. This weather predicting groundhog pops his head out of his hole every groundhog day to see how much more winter we’ll have. It’s apparently a really big deal, and a huge tourist draw to the small Ontario town. Well on my trip I did get to see the groundhog.

400TX:365 - Week 24 - Point to a Map

400TX:365 - Week 24 - Point to a Map

400TX:365 - Week 24 - Point to a Map

400TX:365 - Week 24 - Point to a Map

400TX:365 - Week 24 - Point to a Map

400TX:365 - Week 24 - Point to a Map

400TX:365 - Week 24 - Point to a Map

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