Wednesday, 29 June 2016

3. Yam's Visit to Southeastern Ontario: Thursday

It's taken me some time to organize these! I had some other obligations, as well. My overview, hubby designed us a great tourist trip over three days: a good guide guide!

Yam arrived in Ottawa Tuesday, the 21st, I covered our Wednesday trip. Here is our road warrior Thursday action! I have mass loaded most of the photos -not wanting to bore you I've parsed them into smaller posts, you'll forgive my binge uploading. We had so much fun with my dear friend.

Jenn & Yam in Kingston
a colourful pair!


86 km –Perth to Lombardy, to Inverary (Ontario!), Kingston, lunch at the Holiday Inn at the wharf, then around the Fort and Gananonque.

Yam wanted a photo of Inverary for her Da, as there is one in Scotland. The store, as is the way for many small towns, is closed. Big business, and CheapMart box stores, triumph again. The landscape looks very much like Scotland, Yam tells me. When the settlers arrived in the 1800s, they must have been hopeful. Of course, lots of cows, and Yam identified each and every breed! I don't have a clue!

Traipsing around Kingston. Hubby attended Queens University, so we dipsy-doodled around there. The Isabel Bader Centre (we'd visited it before), affiliated with Queens University, is a lovely building. Yam enjoys architecture, as well! Their sports team bus was there, and a buffet was being prepared.

Lunch at the Holiday Inn, where we have gone for wedding anniversaries!

Wolfe Island Ferry, where we've gone owl hunting!

Of course, there is Tragically Hip Way, the street. 'The Hip' are retiring this year. Their leader, Gord Downie, has terminal cancer. They will be broadcasting their last performance on CBC TV.

In Kingston we drove around Fort Henry. Lots of good-looking young people, and candidate tours. JB and Yam debated the names of the artillery on the grounds. (I kid you not!) I just looked pretty (or tried) and took photos!

56 km –Kingston to Ganonoque, to Rockport Marina. What's not to love about water and boats in summer?

23 km –Rockport back to Ganonoque. Yes, I fail as a navigator, it's not the return route we'd planned!
71 km –Ganonoque to home, Perth.


Naquillity said...

looks like another great and full day of visiting together. so many wonderful places you've gone too. have a great day~

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots. I am reminded that it has been a long time since I've been to Fort Henry.

Red said...

You had a fascinating road trip.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Okay, I actually cackled aloud at the artillery debate notation!!! 😁 ... I was having fun, what to say?! It was another superb day in fine company. Am busy packkng now. Last sleep before flight. Farewell fine Canada!!! YAM xx