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North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston October 4th 2018

Nous voici au point final de la route que nous prenons dans l'Ontario. Nous n'avons pas cherché à faire des kilomètres dans cette région... Nous passions seulement le temps... C'est ainsi que nous continuons à longer le Saint Laurent, de temps en temps de belles maisons... Puis viendra Gananoque, mais nous ne nous y arrêtons pas car ce sera pour notre dernière nuit de ce petit périple. Le but d'aller à Kingston est de faire une petite croisière sur le Saint Laurent... Nous avons aimé, mais pas tout à fait... 3 heures dont on ne retirera qu'une bonne demie-heure intéressante ou sympa ! Cette ville est peuplée de touristes... notre hôtel est un peu excentré mais on trouve facilement un parking dans la ville... cela ne pose donc pas problème de venir y dîner ou se ... read more
avec un lever agréable...
passage dans certains villages...
toujours l'habitat

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston October 4th 2018

Aujourd'hui, on se promène sur l'eau... plus précisément sur le Saint Laurent... Mais avant d'arriver à l'embarquement, un petit tour obligé sur la place du City Hall où se tient le marché... produits habituels mais aux belles couleurs... Nous prenons un bâteau sympa pour trois heures... afin de tourner autour des 1000 îles... nous sommes heureusement bien installés tout en haut... le soleil tape... on va bronzer ! mais un petit vent souffle et c'est tout bon... Par contre à nouveau les commentaires sont fait pour les sourds... ça crie énormément !!!! et les gens qui n'écoutent pas n'en font pas moins... Le début de la croisière est très monotonne car longe une très grande île... Ce ne sera qu'après presque deux heures que cela deviendra un peu amusant... On découvrira des maisons de tous gabarits... ... read more
niamy...
bientôt Halloween...
des pommes aux couleurs rarement vues

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston September 29th 2018

Nous voici au Canada ! où nous retrouverons d'ici quelques jours Yvette, la soeur de JJ. Ce ne sera pas dès notre arrivée car nous ne pouvons être accueillis que si nous arrivons en voiture de location... Il sera 20h quand nous sortirons de l'aéroport... Nous avons fait pas mal de km cette dernière semaine et marché beaucoup lors de nos visites... la fatigue se fait un peu sentir, il n'est donc pas question à cette heure et dans le noir de nous aventurer à trouver son appartement en voiture de location. Nous avons alors pris la décision de passer la nuit dans un hôtel proche de l'aéroport et de prendre en charge notre voiture de location le lendemain à une heure où nous serons reposés pour reprendre la route ! On commencera par se promener ... read more
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cadeau anniversaire Icelandair !

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston September 26th 2016

Geo: 44.2315, -76.4794Slow to rise again today. Nice to be comfortable.Headed into town and just walked around and had a good look. Headed out to the Rideau Canal and spoke to the Ranger down there and she was very informative about how it all worked. Home for tea.....wait for it, home made roast and veg, bring it on, thanks Marg. Desert was Tim Horton donuts. They were absolutely delicious.We've been treated like royalty. ... read more
Kingston town
Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston September 25th 2016

Geo: 44.2315, -76.4794Got up and explored Brockville. Charming town.Lovely waterways.Another lovely sun shiny day. Stopped off along the way to take in the view of the 1000 islands as we drove by as it was beautiful, especially with the sun shining off the waters. Stopped in Ivy Lea for a good look.Promised Marg & Derek we'd be there by lunchtime, but after numerous stops we'll be lucky to make it by 1pm.We make it, and they are lovely, its so great to meet them. And we indulged in a drink or two. lovely home cooked meals and some washing, I'm so pleased they let us stay with them. Also met Diane and Tim which was really wonderful and its funny how family always feels like family. We may be lucky and catch up with Colin and ... read more
Jodie and Ella in Brockville
Brockville
A side stop along 1000 Islands

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston July 19th 2016

Geo: 44.2315, -76.4794We only had a short time for the wedding in Toronto. How short? Well DH, in her role of Godmother was supposed to sit down with Devin (her Godson) before his upcoming nuptials, with an eye to coaxing out his inner choirboy but that was going to take significantly more time than we had. We did attend the wedding (social event of the year) and were hoping that our man would make it through the day without ending up in a puddle of tears (very sensitive young man)- he actually did quite well until the father and brother started with the lip quivers and the boys all ended up in a drenched group hug. The Killer B women (including the newly adopted Melissa) all seemed to be coolly checking their watches, hoping the dishes ... read more
Boldt Castle On Heart Island
Celebrating Canada Day
"See You Soon"

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston August 23rd 2015

Well Toronto to Niagara Falls is only a couple of hours away but beware traffic in Toronto can be very slow going so it can take longer than you think. Arrived in our B&B and were plesantly surprised. It was within easy walking distance to the falls, the room was lovely and the breakfasts were delicious. On first walking upto the falls Bazi said "I don't like to say this but I'm a bit underwhelmed by the falls at the moment". I think as we walked up we first saw the America Falls and thought is this it but a little further along the road and the horseshoe falls open up before you and then yes it's an awesome sight. The sheer power and volume of the water cascading over the edge and plummeting downwards is ... read more
Sexy r us!
From the sky tower
Falls at night

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston June 1st 2015

Well, this is it - my last night in Kingston for 6 weeks! I am leaving for Spain tomorrow evening to begin the first leg of an adventure I have been wanting to undertake for about 8 years. It all began when I read a very entertaining book called "What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim" by Jane Christmas. It is the story of a woman who, in her 50th year, learns about something called the "Camino de Santiago" or "The Way of Saint James" - an ancient pilgrimage which leads to a beautiful cathedral in Santiago, Spain which is believed to be the burial place of St. James. Pilgrims (or "perigrinos") have been making their way to Santiago for over a thousand years, over various routes. The route I am taking is called the Camino Frances; ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston August 19th 2014

Lorsque je pose les pieds hors du lit, ce matin, je ne peux ignoré qu' hier je me suis surpassé a marcher. Mon bombe miracle de Biseptine a bien fonctionnée sur les ampoules. Mais apres une bonne douche bien chaude, presque, prêt a recommencer. Pour quitter Toronto, je passe par le quartier de Yorkville qui effectivement est un beau quartier, et surtout bien animé. Mais impossible de se garer. je traverse également le quartier, ou nous avons diné dimanche soir, chez le Grec, tout a fait par hasard. Sur cette grande avenue, il y a de tres belles églises, toutes plus belles les unes que les autres, mais la aussi se garer releve de miracle. Et même une mosquée. C' est vrai que j' avais pas mal de Gris. Sur le gps je progamme, Brighton, je ... read more
Church Tours Adolphustown
Mississippi non ?
Kingston ancienne caserne

North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston June 25th 2014

Wow... Saying goodbye was HARD! It's the first time I've ever left the family and my little doggies for so long. Sleepaway camp was the longest I've ever left and even then, it wasn't quite as long. I was almost a little kid again, going away to summer camp, standing there and bawling my eyes out. It was a happy moment though, we knew we had so much ahead of us! The drive here to Kingston wasn't so bad, a mere 3 hours. We both drove and got used to driving with the trailer (nickname; RoTraily). The hard part was getting here at 10:30PM in TOTAL DARKNESS. Up until this point, I never envisioned the campgrounds being quite as dark. We couldn't see a single thing and the mosquitoes were EVERYWHERE. Luckily, things went pretty well ... read more
About to hit the road!
Welcome to Ontario!!! :)
The setting-up on the first night!




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