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    Victorian Tea Party

    Posted By on July 24, 2017

    Victorian Tea Poster July 2017

    Two days to go until our fabulous Victorian Tea and Garden Party.
    Everyone is welcome to come and partake in the cream tea at 1:30 on Wednesday July 26.
    This is a fund raiser for the Tara Seniors Club to enable them to do more community projects.

    Remembrance Day Tara 2014

    Posted By on November 11, 2014

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    The Remembrance Day Service at the Tara Memorial November 11 2014 was well attended this year.

    This is a reminder as to why this day should not be a public holiday as many of the children attending this service would not be able to attend  if they were not  at school.

    Merry Christmas

    Posted By on December 25, 2013

    We wish everybody a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    We hope Santa is good to everyone this year and that the weather has not been too cruel to you this holiday season.

    Miriam & John

    Posted By on October 15, 2013

    On September 25, 2013, the Wiarton Meeting Place had 115 ladies attend a Gone with the Wind Red Hat Invitational.

    Here Miriam and Isobel are ushering Rhett into the hall.

    Miriam, Rhett and Belle

    Golfing in Grey Bruce Golfers Paradise

    Posted By on July 11, 2013

                   To have a great day on the Golf Course and a great place to relax, you can stay at our Victorian themed Bed and Breakfast and enjoy our complimentary infra-red sauna.  If you choose the closest course, the Saugeen Golf Club and say you are staying with us, you will receive a free golf cart for the day.

    You can play many courses within a 25 minute radius of our B&B.

    See the map.

     

     

     

    The Vault Fitness Center

    Posted By on June 25, 2013

    For anyone who feels like working out when they visit this beautiful area of Grey and Bruce Counties,  we now have an arrangement with the Vault Fitness Center to use their facilities for a modest fee of $5. They are situated in the heart of Tara in what used to be the first bank, the  office of lawyer C E Start, who practised in Tara for 80 years, and then the Municipal Office of Tara.  It had a big secure vault in the building the doors of which are still there. More info about the Vault Fitness Center can be found at the link below:

    The Vault Fitness Center

    Massages are also available , and are really good as I can personally attest, but they need to be booked well in advance as Lynn is very popular.

    Adventure in Asia

    Posted By on March 3, 2013

    We have just returned from a six-week adventure to Asia.

    We first stopped in Istanbul Turkey and saw The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia Museum and Topkapi Palace Museum. We were there for two days, we wished it was longer.

    We then went on to Malaysia where we spent a week in the Cameron Highlands based in Tanah Rata, which is the food producing area of Malaysia. The way they grow the food is amazing as the farms are terraced on the side of hills and all are covered with plastic to prevent damage from the rain.

    Rafflesia Flower

    Rafflesia Flower

    Here I hiked for three hours through the jungle, it seemed like it was uphill all the way, to see the Rafflesia flower, the largest flower in the world. The one I saw was 47 Inches across.

    We also did several other jungle treks and visited tea plantations, strawberry, orchid, bee, watercress farms, etc.  We loved the Indian food of the area.  We had perfect weather and temperatures as we were in the Highlands.

    Our next stop was the National Park, Tena Negara where we had to take a 69 km river boat ride to get there.  It was a 130 million year old natural forest as it has never been logged.  We visited an aboriginal village where they demonstrated their skills at making blow pipe darts for hunting.  These people totally live off the jungle.  We found this very very interesting.

    Ipoh was our next destination.  Not really a tourist town, but we found lots to do.  We visited the Buddhist caves that were very ornate.  We toured a 400 million year old cave system that was very large and had 340+ steps and took over two hours to do.

    View of the Gaharu Tea Plantation

    View of the Gaharu Tea Plantation

    We went to the Gaharu Valley Tea Plantation in Gopeng where they took us for a tour of the plantation and we bought some of the tea.

    Ipoh is famous for its Chicken and Bean Sprouts which were delicious.

    We spent the day at a very beautiful and interesting theme park and hot springs with a lot of history of the tin mines that built Ipoh.

    We really enjoyed Malaysia especially the food which we mostly ate from the street vendors.

    Weather was great with no rain, even though it was the rainy season.

    Next was a two-week stay in Bali at Medewi Bay Retreat, near the ocean but not the tourist area.  Our first adventure was some great snorkelling for over four hours.  This was our first experience of snorkelling and it could not have been better.  Water was calm and warm, coral was great, fish were plentiful and very very colourful.  We went to three areas with three different kinds of coral.

    We took trips around Bali organized by our facility.  We experienced a Plantation tour which included a Rubber and Coconut plantations.  We also did the Bali Lakes tour.  Our most favourite way to travel was on a motor bike which we rented for three days and had a great adventure and it was on one of these days we came by a Hindu cremation by the side of the road and we were invited to observe and be part of the celebration.

    Ceremony In Bali

    Ceremony In Bali

    We were invited to a local Bali Hindu Ceremony for coming of age, naming for a 3 month old baby and a wedding.  In Bali, they usually combine ceremonies.  This was very interesting and moving.  It lasted all day and was very colorful.

    The people of Bali that we met were very friendly and caring people.  Every time we stopped, someone would come and talk to us and offer us some food or a drink from a fresh coconut.

    From the relaxed atmosphere of Bali we went on to the ultra organized, efficient and bustling Hong Kong where we took the Deluxe Big Bus tour and saw most of the tourist places.  We really enjoyed our time there.

     

     

    Merry Christmas

    Posted By on December 21, 2012

     

    MERRY CHRISTMAS  AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

    MIRIAM AND JOHN

    Chantry Island Chambettes Christmas Home Tour 2012

    Posted By on October 29, 2012

    The Doctor’s House Bed and Breakfast has been invited to participate in the Annual Christmas Home Tour hosted by Chantry Island Chambettes of Port Elgin and Southampton on Friday, November 16, 2012  to Saturday, November 17, 2012.

    For more information go to this link:  http://www.saugeenshores.ca/event_full.php?EventID=3246

    B & B featured in the Travel Section of Kitchener-Waterloo Record

    Posted By on October 29, 2012

    The Doctor’s House Bed and Breakfast and the Bruce County area were featured in the Travel Sections of The Kitchener-Waterloo Record and the Guelph Mercury on Saturday, October 20, 2012 written by Amanda Niederer, a guest of ours this summer.  You can read the articles by going to the links below.

    http://www.therecord.com/living/travel/article/820927–travel-bruce-county-is-a-great-place-for-busy-city-folk-to-unwind

    http://www.therecord.com/living/travel/article/821156–bruce-county

    http://www.guelphmercury.com/living/travel/article/820929–travel-bruce-county-is-a-great-place-for-busy-city-folk-to-unwind

    http://www.guelphmercury.com/living/travel/article/821159–bruce-county

    Congratulations Amanda on getting your first article published.