Many Days – Not So Many Miles – Part Two

Arrived at the Napanee Camp Walmart early afternoon and after setting up camp and did a tour of the town including the walking trail along the Napanee River downtown.

Saturday headed into Bath to visit the Coach and the Aud One. Happy to report that the Coach’s face has healed up nicely from his recent fall except for a slight bent to the nose. We then headed into Kingston to visit some of the sights and as luck would have it a number of attractions were available for free. Not ones to argue with free  we took the opportunity to visit the Penitentiary Museum, an old Pharmacy, the Murney Tower and the recently renovated St. Mary’s Cathedral which is absolutely stunning. We had wanted to take a tour of the infamous Kingston Penitentiary but all the tours for June were booked. Will have to try again for September.

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LL snaps the end of the Pride Parade

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Penitentiary Museum

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CC poses for booking photo

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water “torture” device for men only

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the Box for the women

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prisoner made crossbow – made from toothbrushes and other odds and ends

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City Hall

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St. Marys Cathederal

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the Old Fire Hall

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downtown harbour

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Sir John A. MacDonald in the park

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Murney Tower

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Tower did not have a roof until recently

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now we know why LL wants to take up paddle boarding

Fathers Day lunch with the Coach/Aud One, Lonesome Larry/Busty Barb the Believer, Don/Sylvie, Pedro/Kayla at the Mandarin Buffett.  So much food (lots of desserts) was devoured that waddling out is the best way to describe our exit after 2 hours of over indulgence. Oh well at least we didn’t need to prepare supper after that.

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CC, the Aud One and Don

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the Coach piling up the desserts

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the Coach with his hand made quilt – Fathers Day gift from DD’s talented hands

As penance for our Fathers Day over indulgences a bicycle ride around Amherst Island the next day would set us right. And it did for a few hours anyway but more cake was on order at Kayla’s Birthday Party and barbecue at brother Dons later in the day. The party was really lit up as a monstrous thunder, lightning and wind storm blew through during the festivities. Thankfully the storm also somewhat broke the draining humidity that’s plagued us for the past week.

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on the ferry to Amherst Island

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CC letting his hair blow in the breeze

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along the southern shore

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halfway rest stop

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surfs up

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I see CC

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the Birthday Girl

 

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the Coach eating more desserts

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LL, Don, Sylvie and CC

A short trip back to US soil for LL and BBB to pick up some necessary supplies was the extent of our activities unless you throw in other mundane things like laundry and blogging.

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heading over the Ivy Lea Bridge

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old home in Ganaoque

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Old Fort Henry and Jones Falls Lockstation – June 22, 2016

Before heading out to Old Fort Henry today we finally got around to booking our ferry to and from Newfoundland in July. Departure date is July 6, 2016 returning July 21, 2016. Contrary to the horror stories we had heard about fares the cost for the 4 of us and our 5th wheel was `just` $1777.00.

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the end of the Hip Trip in August

We had a guided tour of the Fort with the Assistant Curator who passed along all kinds of fascinating information and finished it off with a demonstration firing of one of the cannons.

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entry to the Fort

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on parade

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the sin bin

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CC tries out the women`s latrine

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our Host

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under the Fort

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a familiar name in the wine cellar

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the bakery – very wonderful smelling fresh bread and cookies

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the kitchen

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overlooking the lake

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getting ready to fire the cannon

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signature of a fairly well known visitor in 1959

Video of the firing of the Cannon.

Our afternoon drive led us to Jones Falls Lockstation, one of the 45 working locks on the Rideau Canal, where we just in time to see 2 boats lifted up 2 levels of the river.

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Video of boats leaving top of the Lock

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