Friday, 14 June 2019

Brockville here we come!

It was to be a beautiful summer's day. We knew a storm was on its way for Thursday, likely Firday, as well. Why don't we go to Brockville for lunch, and then on the way home buy some more goldfish for the pond? WHY NOT??!!! Enjoy each day, is our motto.

On the bridge, the flag, and a cyclist going the wrong way!

Our destination, but we passed it to go to lunch. They have a large pond with goldfish for sale.

The bridal wreath spirea was at its peak.

This is where we ate last time.

In we went. Up the elevator. It looks like one of those fake holiday photos! I could have zoomed in!

We'll just have lunch at the newly renovated Moose McGuire. It's an amazing view. We were there awhile ago. The restaurant was closed due to a gas issue last time, it didn't open until 5 p.m that visit. 

Things were good on Wednesday. We snagged a prime corner spot, right in the second floor corner (centre of photo below). The glass means you can see everything. It is open to the air just above eye level. Brilliant day! 

This is the building with condos above, and the restaurant and store, below.

The condos can be rented for ~$250 a night. If you want to buy one (2 bedrooms, 3 baths), $1.3 MILLION!

The tall ships were being freshly painted for summer.

This was the spot to stop.

I love the matching caps.

We've taken the girls to the Aquatarium, I guess this is where the school kids went, too. June is typically field trip season!

The harbour is great for walkabouts!

The store is well above our price point, but lovely to look at. The guy talking about his cancer was a bit gruesome.

Back to the ships.

From here, we walked the board walk.

We went into the train tunnel. The music seems incongruous, as well as the LEDs, but I'm an old fart!
The city notably features the Brockville Tunnel, Canada's first railway tunnel, finished in December 1860, and closed in 1970.[5] It was acquired by the City of Brockville in 1982, and the tunnel reopened in August 2017 as an LED illuminated pedestrian tunnel with music. 

The trains ran between Brockville and Ottawa, giving access to the waterfront by 1860. It ran from Brockville to Sand Point, near Arnprior, with a branch line from Smiths Falls to Perth. It was amalgamated with the CCR in 1878, and absorbed into the CPR in 1881.

Lake Ontario still has high water.

It's an old town, settled in 1785, incorporated in 1832. Formerly known as Elizabethtown, it's a lovely town

Ritchies had hibiscus. I've lost all 12 of mine over the years. Several last year. We were here for fish, though.

A drive-by shooting through the window. This house interested me. A HUGE wrap around deck.

I saw someone land a fish!
Fishing from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Goldfish from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful place to spend time! Love the view you had in the restaurant and fun to look around at a high price store! I always get ideas! Enjoy your day! Cute photo of the 2 of you too!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a great day. Love the photos and your motto.

Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I too enjoyed the visit!!! YAM xx (fighting pleurisy now - just raising my head every so often...)

Gaelyn said...

I especially like the tall ships. A tunnel with music seems weird.

Rain said...

Hi Jenn :)
I love your "fake holiday photo"!!! That's so great!! I love hubby's hat too! :) Those ships are nice to be by the water! And thanks for the tunnel history! I get scared in tunnels lol...wild imagination I have! Actually thank you! You just gave me a great idea for my next art piece!!! :) I miss fishing! Alex and I used to go so often, but the public docks here are now littered with local youngun's with cigarettes and beer cans, day I hope to have a nice boat to head out on the lake with my fishing pole and a cooler full of goodies!!! :)

DUTA said...

You two look like a happy pair of tourists on vacay!
The reopened tunnel is impressive, but Lake of Ontario needs watching. Any body of water should have the eyes upon it these days of climate change.

Anvilcloud said...

My memories of Brockville are ancient and scant but pleasant. I should go see that railway tunnel some day.

William Kendall said...

The tunnel is fascinating!

Nancy J said...

A lovely outing and a very high priced apartment. Stay where you are, you have the best of all.Love the fish, we left ours at our last home, hope they are still living happily. said...

An interesting day out.

Christine said...

Thanks for the tour!