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Jul 16, 2017 - Kingston

I couldn’t decide what to do today after the tennis was finished but almost exactly at the same time as the last ball was struck, a heavy thunderstorm hit & it’s rained nearly all afternoon. By the look of the radar there’s more to come tonight so I wisely stayed home & planned where I’m going tomorrow. To be more precise, I know I’ll end up at Ottawa but there are several options on how to get there. The St Lawrence Seaway runs from Kingston to Montreal so I could follow that for a while then turn north on the freeway to Ottawa but I’ve...

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Jul 15, 2017 - Kingston

The weather man was right – I woke to a warm sunny day. The tennis started at 9:00am today so I watched the Ladies final which was good tennis for the first set then Venus fell apart & lost 6-0 in the second, which was surprising & disappointing, given her long experience. I then packed up & went for a drive along the 1000 Islands Parkway, which follows the north shore of the St Lawrence & I found an observation tower I didn’t know about. There was a fantastic view from the top & it was a perfect day with a clear view across the 1000...

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Jul 14, 2017 - Kingston

Quite accidentally I’m in the perfect time zone for watching the tennis from Wimbledon. The first match started at 8:00am, the Gentlemen’s semi-final between Querry & Cilic, followed by Roger vs Tomas Berdich which finished about 2:00pm. It was a bit late to do anything after I’d helped Roger win & the weather is still gloomy. It rained most of the morning with a few heavy thunderstorms & is still quite overcast. The local news said it’s going to be warm tomorrow so I’ll have to get out & do something. There are plenty of options but it...

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Jul 13, 2017 - Kingston

Despite the gloomy weather, I had a full day of sightseeing today so I can take tomorrow off & watch the tennis with a clear conscience. They have a hop-on hop-off trolley here in Kingston but the only place you can buy tickets is downtown. Even if you buy tickets on-line you have to go to the downtown office to pick them up which seems a bit silly to me. I went early & could park on the street while I ran in & got a ticket, then I drove to Fort Henry, one of the trolley stops where they have a big, all day, free parking lot. I had a quick...

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Jul 12, 2017 - Brighton to Kingston

I finally got to watch some tennis today (Sam Querry beating Andy Murray) & I’m here for 5 nights so should get all the Wimbledon finals. I decided to go the scenic route along the shore of Lake Ontario instead of the freeway which was a bit longer & slower but I had plenty of time & it turned out to be a beautiful road thru wine country which was a bit of a surprise. I had to catch a little ferry at Glendora & all the signs along the road said it had a weight limit of 14 tonnes which was way more than the motorhome. However, when I got to...

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Jun 28, 2016 - Day 4 - Beautiful Canada

Day started mostly sunny as we walked to breakfast. We had some beautiful roads to enjoy today. I started the day leading us through Hwy 118. It became more cloudy. After Lunch Josey lead on Buckshot lake Road through some lake country and Deb finished us up on a couple of different roads to our hotel in Kingston. All day was very little traffic so we were free to enjoy the scenery and great Curvy roads. It sure looked like rain coming. It was a little shorter day as we rolled into our hotel at 3pm. That was the earliest we have...

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Jun 27, 2016 - The Limestone capitol - Canadian Capitol ??

So?? What does Sir John A MacDonald & the Tragically Hip have in Common? They are both from Kingston Ontario.. We got cheap gas on the reserve near Shannonville. This is the most polite and courteous staff I have had at a gas station. We camped at Rideau campground for 3 nights. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yes, at one time in history the capitol of Canada was Kingston. This town / city has more limestone buildings than anywhere else in...

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May 15, 2016 - Hamilton to Kingston

Our journey began in the dead of winter, well it was cold enough, 1C and as we left the miserable campground of Olympia, we went to finally get Tony's oil change done. No sooner finished, than Frank showed up for a final farewell, to give us an update on traffic on the 401, and after thanking him for all his help, we started out.....and it was snowing! We planned on bypassing Toronto, no idea why really ;-) but off we went. After a couple of erroneous misdirections from our iPhone GPS, we eventually got onto the 407 ... again and then had...

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Sep 22, 2013 - Blog Three - Kingston

BLOG THREE THURSDAY – 19 Sept 13 We packed and said sad goodbyes to Niagara Falls. We had a great stay but it was time to move to greener pastures – Kingston. Easy check out and we were soon headed back towards Toronto on the Queen Elizabeth Way. The day was very smoggy / foggy, especially as we neared Toronto. We eventually (and without mishap) ended up on the 401 which is huge. Twelve lanes (six in each direction) at times and makes for a nervous drive. The other issue we’ve found driving so far is that it appears very few Canadian...

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Aug 1, 2013 - Adolphustown (ON) to Elgin (ON)

I awoke at 4:30 am and stored my gear before the rain began. It had been very windy during the night so my tent had no condensation and I was able to pack it dry for a change. The rain was very light when I left camp at 6:30 am, so I put on my heavy-duty rain jacket but decided to forego my rain pants and shoe covers. Jim, Michael and I re-joined Highway 33 ("Loyalist Parkway") towards Kingston, then stopped for a coffee and cake in Ambersview, where Jim's wife joined us. By the time we left, about one hour later, it was pouring rain. After...

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Jul 4, 2013 - Kingston, ON

We spent the July 4th night in Canada at the Rideau Camping Park in Kingston, Ontario. Unlike Quebec, they speak English as their primary language here. We had a great spot near the water in a very nice park. We drove into Kingston to theater to see "The Lone Ranger". We both thought it was a fantastic film (differing from the critics). Following the pattern for the East Coast, it rained off and on throughout the trip here. But it was a nice place to stay. We would have liked to have stayed a couple more nights here but had to move on.

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Jun 19, 2013 - Good Bye to Quebec

After leaving Montreal we headed west to Kingston Ontario. We followed the St. Laurence as far as we could until height restrictions forced up on the 401. The 5th wheel needs 3.9 M in order to clear the bridges. The camp ground in Kingston was on a lake with lost of colorful ducks and geese to observe and take pictures of. JJ tried her hand at plucking a few but the birds did not cooperate. She had to resort to a few left behind on the ground. In her chase he managed to get into the mud with the ducks and ended up on her ass which meant she...

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