Saturday, July 20, 2013

Brockville Boat Cruise

 My husband and I have been trying to organize a day away for several weeks, but this and that kept coming up and delaying us.  Finally, today we got our outing.  It was a perfect day, sunny and not too hot.  We took a boat cruise leaving from Brockville and touring around some of the islands in that part of the St. Lawrence.  A little further west is the area known as The 1000 Islands because there are so many small, rocky islands in the river.  Near Brockville, the river is narrower than further west but it is still plenty wide enough for a real sense of being out on the water.  We sat on a bench in the bow with just a railing between us and the water so we had a great view and a good breeze blowing over us.  The roof above us kept us from frying in the sun.  The tour was an hour and a half, just the right length of time for me.

 Someone was flying a bright kite off the dock in Brockville.  A cheery send off.

 The bow wake was a lovely frothy sparkly mix.

 Brockville in the distance.  The tallest building is new condos that will sell for a pretty price, I'm sure.  They will have a wonderful view of the water and the boats and ships that go by.

Another view of Brockville.  Like many old towns, there are several churches in Brockville. My father was born in Brockville and was named after the church, St. Peter's, where his father was rector.

More photos to come of some of the interesting houses and boats and islands we saw on the cruise.

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