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

July 27, 2012

July 26 - Kingston, ON

Rainy Day
Confederation Basin

This morning was a complete opposite of yesterday...it rained most of the night and it was very cloudy and dreary when we got up. Our dockage may be free but the scenery is about the worse we've had. After breakfast I walked up to Starbucks to use their wifi to check emails and post the blog. There was very little traffic on the street and I had a chance to really see the wonderful old architecture in this city...I didn't notice it as much yesterday with all the hustle and bustle going on.

We spent most of this rainy day visiting with Wayne and Ruth Pollock, a couple we met at the fall AGLCA Rendezvous in 2010. We followed their great loop adventure by reading their blog and now they have been following us by reading ours. It was great to finally have a chance to get together. They live between the St Lawrence River and the Rideau Canal, so they had a lot of good information to share. We visited for a couple of hours on the boat and then spent a few more hours visiting over lunch at a local Italian restaurant. We truly had a wonderful time visiting with them and it was a great way to spend a rainy day. We hope to get together with them again before we get to Ottawa. We spent time this afternoon wandering around town, doing a little exploring until the rain chased us back to the boat. This evening we worked on plans for our first few days in the Rideau Canal. If the weather clears enough tomorrow we will be on our way.

We will leave Kingston go up the Rideau Canal to Ottawa, then to Montreal and then down to Lake Champlain.

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