"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 26, 2012

July 25 - Kingston, ON

Thousand Islands
Confederation Basin

We woke up to a bright sunny morning in our picture perfect anchorage. The Thousand Islands is an amazingly beautiful place. There are over 15 Canadian National Parks where we could dock and spend time hiking, swimming and relaxing, and we would love to spend a week or so exploring this area, but there just isn't enough time left in this summer to do it all...so we wound our way through the maze of islands up the St. Lawrence to Kingston. Kingston, Ontario located in Eastern Ontario where the Saint Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario and is midway between Toronto and Montreal.

We docked in Confederation Basin around 11:30. The marina was full, but we were allowed to stay on the day dock. It's not the greatest view from the boat, but it's free and we have easy access to everything in town and the company is nice...we met Bill and Laura, another MTOA couple off of Kindred Spirit III. We had lunch in a little sidewalk café and spent the afternoon exploring the town, it really has a European feel to it.

We enjoyed happy hour visiting with Jim and Laura...it's always fun exchanging stories with other boater. Later we walked down the street to the Kingston Brewing Company for dinner. We started visiting with the people at the next table...they asked us if we were visiting Kingston on a boat? We've had several people the last month ask us that...do we look different or smell different? Anyway, this couple lives on their trawler in Ontario during the summer and spend the winter on their sailboat in Granada. They were a lot of fun to visit with.

Today's scenery
Thousand Island Bridge
Aerial view of the Thousand Islands near the Thousand Island Bridge (courtesy of the Internet)
A Loon
More beautiful scenery from today
Coming into Kingston

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