Under the wintery skies we build shelters on the beach, read magazines in the sun, and have glasses of wine far too early in the day. The kids even went for a swim! Aiyeee!
Collingwood is a wonderful but tiny town. There's a beautiful long beach, a river, a shop, a tearooms, a community hall, a cafe that closes in winter, a chocolate shop, a post office, and a company that runs tours of the spit. Would you believe that in all the years I've visited Collingwood (10, if you're a "details" person), I've never gone on a tour of the spit? Shameful.
But then again, there's just too much to do hanging out being in holiday mode. We don't take over a whole lot of toys, because it's fun making do with what we have. Same with dinners. We sometimes end up having pasta, olive oil, and salt for dinner. Can't beat it.