Good Bye to Lake Ontario

July 8-11

Margaret took us to one of her favourite grocery store’s – Farm Boys—amazing, it’s an Ontario chain that has lots of local produce. So far I’ve tried the fresh salsa, veggies and wonderful sausages that were bought.   Friday night we went up to the Trident bar and had a couple of drinks, we had given them a Boundary Creek burgee, and it was hanging up on the wall in the bar.

On Saturday, Margaret picked us up and we went to her place so we could meet her and Mike’s cats.  All very different!IMG_7987 IMG_7991 IMG_7992 IMG_7993We then went for a little ride out of Kingston to the Brass Point Bridge, which we had passed through twice when we took the Rideau canal.  Unknown to us, was that there is a “truck” and smoker that serves wonderful pork about a ¼ mile up the road.IMG_7996 We got the family  rib meal, and went back to Margaret to eat it.  Had we known this existed when we were traveling the Rideau, I think we would have tied up and gone for food.  We can’t thank Mike and Margaret enough for introducing us to Trident Marina.  Once I retire, we’re talking about spending our summers in the Thousand Islands.IMG_8000Margaret gave me a colouring book of flowers- I’ve already started colouring and it is calming! IMG_8001On Sunday morning we said good-bye to Trident and started moving west.  We passed Kingston, Amherst Island ( I did wave Susan )IMG_8004   and entered the Bay of Quinte.   We went towards  PictonIMG_8006 and then proceeded north and anchored out in Hay Bay, near Ram Island.IMG_8008There was a pair of Swans in the area, that looked so graceful!IMG_8010We were in about 8 feet of water and near a weed bed.  Andy was able to find several Bass and Pickerel hiding in the weeds on Sunday night and he fished a little more on Monday morning before we left.IMG_8012 It was a great dayIMG_8015we passed by Belleville ended up stopping at 2:30 at  Trent Port Marina for the night. IMG_8017Best marina we have encountered on the Loop!   Very new floating docks, security, free laundry, free  phone calls, 10 clean shower rooms, boaters lounge, canteen with hot dogs and Kawartha Ice cream.IMG_8018The downtown is only a few blocks away I can see the Metro grocery store from the boat.  We had fresh fish and asparagus cooked on the BBQ for supper tonight cooked by the Captain.

Hope my  nephew Chris has a great birthday, tomorrow and that my nephew Craig and his  wife, Marni have a great anniversary!

Tomorrow the Trent Severn Waterway beckons!

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