Monday, 23 September 2019

Merrickville Ruins

We were in Merrickville for a concert, part of the Festival of Small Halls series. Having had dinner by 6 [Merrickville, for your dining pleasure] and the concert doors opened at 7, so we went for a walk. We've often wanted to visit the ruins, but we were there off-season.

They have kept this turbine. It's rather interesting.

It operated in the power station from 1915 to 1993. This is an 'Industrial Heritage Site.'
The Heritage Merrickville Foundation took over, partnering with Ontario Hydro and Parks Canada.

This shows the site as it used to be, with a tannery, the mill, etc.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Merrickville, for your dining pleasure

After the auction, we went to Merrickville for dinner.


Baldachin Inn and dining lounge


We went for a walk after dinner.


Down at the canal...
These cruises are a week for $2200 for one, double accommodation, including 3 meals/day & sightseeing. Not in our budget!


We went to the pub for a drink before the concert.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Back to the auction!

I'm finding some fun with the online auctions. This one had a fair number of interesting objects. The most interesting were the three artillery helmets! They sold for about $180.



Furniture, (all kinds), Royal Doulton figures, Hummel figures, cranberry dishes, jewelry, etc.


A 29" long old wooden fire engine with firefighters and rubber wheels. We met the woman who bought it! Her husband is a volunteer firefighter.


A saphire bracelet ($350), as well as a dolphin pin $200?), encrusted with lovely gemstones.

I had my eye on a couple of things.





Off we went for the drive from home to Newboro (for distraction). My cataracts are giving me grief. I took a pill to relax me.

We went to Augusta, Ontario, to pick up my auction items, and then to Merrickville for dinner and a concert. (More on these later!)



I like coming up over a hill and seeing intersting things.


The fields are varied. This one has a pond of water in the middle, although the crops have been harvested.


To keep busy I was taking drive-by photos. This photo sort of demonstrates what my cataracts are doing to my vision. There is a glare. It's really irritating.


There is an election. It is obvious now.


And, at home, here is my prize!