Exploring Belleville and Surrounds

August 15, 16; Belleville and Prince Edward County.

A few highlights of the last two days when I wasn’t working on boat projects:

Sunrise walk around one of the many Belleville Parks and bike paths:

Visited Glenmore House РNational Historic Monument Рbuilt in 1883, and an example of the Second Empire style architecture similar to the Parliament in Ottawa, but in a private home. The furnishings were all of the era, and the walls and carpets are restored to their original Elizabethan look. It was a treat to be in a home that elegant.

 

We again played Cribbage with Judy in the evenings. She is beating me and almost beat Dirk!

On Wednesday, more work was needed on the transmission this morning and I took advantage of the extra time and traveled south to Prince Edward County to the famous Sand Banks Park. I’ve never seen anything like these hills and valleys of sand dunes that extend in every direction. I walked away from the starting point for over 45 minutes and still hadn’t seen a fraction of all the dunes that surround this park. Stunning!

After walking in the interior of the dunes I headed for the shore of the bay, and saw families enjoying the water on the way back. I walked in it too and it felt great.

I also saw milk weed and then looked around for Monarch Butterflies. I even got a photo of one while it fluttered around the plant.

Before leaving in the afternoon we visited Uncle Dick, Aunt Willy and Cousin Dirk de Boer and his wife Janice and said So Long and Thanks. Aunt Willy sent us along with more yummy treats as well.

By 5pm we arrived in Trenton and the beginning of the Trent Severn Waterway – our next 230+ mile, 45 lock adventure.

We had a surprise visitor last night! Judy drove here after playing tennis, bringing us the steps we sadly left behind in Kingston. Thank-you Judy!

 

 

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