Monday, June 07, 2010

"The Prettiest Town in Canada"

This, my friends, is Goderich, a town of 8,000 souls, on the edge of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. I visited Goderich often in the summer of 1987. I was 14 at the time.

Queen Elizabeth II once said that Goderich was "the prettiest town in Canada." High praise indeed!

Underneath Goderich is where the real fun happens — in what is the largest salt mine in the world, stretching out under the town and under Lake Huron for five kilometers. At the time of my visits, locals talked of there being a four lane highway for trucks hauling salt, way below the ground.