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We enjoyed the mooring (actually at a dock next to the locks, but Canadian's call it a mooring) at Davis Locks so much we decided to stay Saturday night. The locks and marina's can be busy on the weekends and since we had a prime location at the end of the dock, we stayed and kayaked, swam, and watched the lock operations through the warm ...
... br> Kingston was an important Great Lakes naval base and there was a major dockyard across the other side of the bay from the fort - which wasn't the only fortification that defended the harbour and town, merely the main one.
The Canadian Royal Military College is also in Kingston, today, alongside the fort, but looks like a nondescript collection of random buildings from different time periods, though some are older than RMC Duntroon, of ...
... I'd meet people from many parts of Canada. The ones who spoke English, of course.
Whether they were from Vancouver or New Brunswick, there was always someone travelling through with whom you could have a brief chat.
The season was good, a harsh winter had gone and late spring had brought nice rains. Green was everywhere.
And there were wildflowers is you looked closely:
... all three sites that we chose to stop at along this route and would highly recommend it if you are ever in the area. We also read of a 5 day cruise on the Rideau Canal which is 202 km. between Kingston and Ottawa on a 45 passenger ship. That sounded especially appealing. Denis says who needs the European river cruise when there is one here in Canada. Well, it wouldn't be quite the same -- no castles and maybe less inhabited than ...
... overnight, parking meters being removed, summer cottages being boarded up and the many boats of all sizes and jet-skis being shrink-wrapped. No luck for Tim again. Lots of fish but none worth keeping. The day has not finished yet though for fishing, but the 7 degree maximum sends us back to the car and home for left over chicken sandwiches. As the sun began to set, Tim and Tara braved the elements and tried again to catch an edible fish. No luck, but Tim decided ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Ship Motel Alexandria Bay
Nice little party
town during the weekend I would imagine. Not to busy @ during the first Monday of the month. Good food. In bed by 10 pm.
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