We left Boscaygeon and headed south. We passed miles of barns and farms and corn and vineyards. We also went to a little community called Kleinburg. B used to live here.
Kleinburg was a lovely little village and the streets were covered with flowery displays. This pram was beautiful full of petunias at a children’s clothes shop. The flowers were all over the town in hanging baskets and floral displays on the pavements and in barrels.
The trees are starting to colour, cant wait to see them in full flush. Some of them are already coloured but not enough for my liking.
The barns in the fields along the way are so wonderful to see.
They are just “like in the movies”.
We drove through miles and miles of places, farms and barns and fields of corn. A lot of corn.
We stopped and had our photos taken next to a genuine school bus. lol so much fun.
There were so many wonderful wooden barns, most were photographed at 100kms an hour through a window so not always my best work.
In my next entry I will show you south near Niagara on the Lake. Another very pretty well kept place. Caters to the tourist, but does it well.
We went out for dinner last night with family and had a great time. Today was easy and relaxed. Caught up on some much needed sleep and went out for dinner tonight at Water’s Edge Restaurant.. on the canal near the locks at Bobcaygeon.
We are off tomorrow in the direction of Niagara Falls. Two night there. All day to get there will afford time for lots of pics. Stay tuned.Proposed route..
Today was a little weird. It started around 3 am with me wide awake looking for something to do. So started the book I had brought with me; given to me by B before we left Perth. Infidel: my life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Fantastic read, couldn’t put it down for 3 hours. So was ready for breakfast around 6 this morning. No biggy, stayed awake and functioning well, all signs of the cold are gone, so is the headache from hell, and I will give Tylenol extra strength a wide birth in the future. But whatever downside I experienced, the upside is, I am over it and it really only lasted two days. Phew. Tired today but over the cold.
After breakfast we went over to Bobcaygen’s main street and ventured into one of Canada’s largest shoe stores, Bigley’s which is in the main street of Bobcaygeon. The staff were fabulous and fun – as I mentioned in my review on Yelp! The range of shoes is in the vicinity of 40,000 and I saw some Bundstones from Tasmania, Australia. Very Cool.
We walked up the road today along from the Southwinds and saw a blue spruce,
a squirrel and some water birds resting on rocks in the water near the lock.
We drove to Peterborough and had a light lunch at Tim Horton’s (Timmy’s)
After lunch we went to an Indian Reservation – their land and to a beautiful collection of paintings, sculptures and artifacts, along with t-shirts and crafted objects. Beautifully soft leather goods and a stuffed black bear.
We drove through Peterbororough and saw all sorts of different houses and school buses and out into the country and saw barns like on TV lol.
We now have wheels. We went to Union Station to Hertz to hire our Dodge Grand Caravan.
It is a fantastic and roomy. Will get to drive it in due course. We have three cases now, but still have not found the fourth. Its somewhere in Toronto it appears. The phonecalls have been going back and forth between couriers, customs and American Airlines lost luggage people.
We have moved into a gorgeous guesthouse, with fully contained units – but no laundry faclities. Doh! but we have connections in this town
We are in the upstairs unit and A&B are downstairs. Now when I say upstairs – when I volunteered us to have the upper floor I had no idea we would be climbing a mountain.
We drove from Toronto. Took about 2 hours and we drove on a 16 lane highway – 8 in each direction.
The journey was easy and the greenery was reminiscent of England, We arrived early in the day and dragged our cases up the mountain. Went out for dinner at B’s sister’s house. Met a 20 year old teacher in training. She is interested in coming to Australia to teach in the future so I got some info from a friend of mine for her to investigate. Nice girl.
Have been out for the count the last twentyfour hours. Had a cold and felt like crap – bought some cold tablets – Tylenol and it bites, had the head-ache from hell. I have had jetlag because of the 8 hr time difference from Perth to Honolulu then 6 hours from Honolulu to Toronto. So with the cold and the pills which I think turned out to be way too strong or something I have been suffering big time. So D & I(who has had a cough for about 3 days) have not been sleeping or eating for a few days. Have been weak and disinterested in food. But, all is not lost – we are recovering and tomorrow is washing day – woo hoo. hahaha
Really enjoyed Toronto and would love to have stayed longer. Its got a really buzzy vibe. B tells me that the population is quite young with the financial business in the city.
We are off to Peterborough tomorrow about an hour from Bobcageon.