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Gananoque

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13 travelers at this place:

  • Day5

    Thousand Islands

    August 31, 2016 in Canada

    Heute ist unser letzter Tag in Kanada. Wir sind dem Ontario Lake, von Toronto aus, weiter nördlich zu einem Nationalpark Kanadas gefolgt. Dort, am "Abfluss" des Sees, sind auf natürliche Weise verschieden große Inseln entstanden. Aber wen das wirklich interessiert: Google kann das sicher besser erklären als ich.

    Auf den Inseln leben Leute aus verschiedenen Schichten. Die Bootshäuser von den einen waren dann eben mal doppelt so groß wie die normalen Wohnhäuser anderer.

    Es war jedenfalls, nach den eher anstrengenden letzten Tagen, mal gut, ein wenig auf einem Boot zu entspannen. Morgen geht's zum Big Apple, in die Stadt, die niemals schläft.
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  • Day5

    Der Tag beginnt mit einem kanadischen, üppigen Frühstück. Derart gestärkt und mit Kalorien getränkt heißt das erste Ziel des Tages Thousand Islands.

    Dann über die Brücke zurück in die USA und quer durch die Adirondack Richtung Vermont.

    Dank "Feintuning" führt uns das GPS über absolute Nebenstraßen. Was viel schöner ist als stupide den Highway entlang zu donnern (wenn man 70m/h so bezeichnen kann....)Read more

  • Day4

    Up in the North

    October 8, 2016 in Canada

    Heute Abend haben wir mit Gananoque den nördlichsten Punkt unserer Rundreise erreicht. War mal wieder eine lange Fahrt, nicht nur km-mäßig (Kanada!), leider gab es reichlich Staus. Die ersten schon am Rand bon Toronto und bis in die Provinz war dann öfters Kriechgang angesagt.

    Dafür haben wir wieder Glück mit der Unterkunft. Sehr nette Gastgeber, schönes Zimmer mit eigenem Bad, neu renoviert. Und ausreichend geheizt, hier ist es schon einiges kühler mit ca 14°.

    Sind dann der Empfehlung von Cliff gefolgt und haben noch im Brauhaus einen Schlummertrunk zu uns genommen. Das selbstgebraute Bier ist ganz gut. Und dazu noch überraschenderweise Livemusik.

    Aber nur bis 9:00pm :-) Gananoque ist halt doch eine kleine Stadt....
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  • Day8

    Gananoque and Ottawa

    July 31 in Canada

    Got up and went for breakfast in Woodlawn, included as part of the package. Was decent. Packed all bags again and got them squeezed into the Malibu. We wwere up on second floor and being an old building there was no lift, so it took a few trips.

    Checkout was smooth, but the guy asked very politely, stressing he didnt care one way or the other, whether there was a problem with service last night as we hadn't left a tip. We had actually reviewed the bill last night and thought tip was on there, so we hastily got some cash together to leave for the waitress.

    On the road about 10am, stopped for petrol just up the road. Service was like UK, fill then go in and pay. I had checked with guy at hotel before we left and he said it was because they didnt trust you in BC!

    Smooth ride for about 150km to Gananoque (pronounced Gan An Ok Kway, not Gan An Oak like the dat nav did). Had 130pm 1 hout Thousand Island cruise booked. Had quick bite in the diner then joined queue for the boat.

    Was scorching day and seats on top of boat were hot to sit on. Once boat got going breeze kept things cooler. Had nice trip through very pleasant scenario. Every isalnd however small had some kind of shelter on it and many had big houses with boat huts etc, Summer homes for people as not accessible in froen winter. Some were bery expensive homes, though the biggest were over on the US side of the St Lawrence river and we didnt go there.

    Hour tour was ling enough we thought, We laughed at the gulls hitching a lift on the radio masts of the boat. Got off and giot magnet and t shorts for me and Ed 0 another play on HArry Potter for me.

    Back in car and off to Ottwaw, another hour and half or so. Traffic light until we got right into centre. Couple of wrong turnings but we found the Novotel. No concierge but we did our own luggage trolley. Tash and I parked car in garage around corner. Drove down wrong side of street for little way as we thought it was one way street, intil car came toewards us. Was OK as looked like we were coming from hotel.

    Got map from reception and headed to Byward MArket area to eat. Got in pizzeria with happy hour until 5, so half prcie pizzas. Tasty. Tash wanted to shop in big mall across street from our hotel - she had already looked up it had a Brandy MElville- the shop with only one size.

    Ed and Sam were tired so went back to hotel. Tash tried on lots in Brandy while I hung around outside changing rooms!. Also visited couple of other shops and went to EB games hop and got basebalk game for Ed.

    Back to room and another good nights sleep.
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