Saturday, August 13, 2011

Another fine day out

This one is for Jayne who has a fine appreciation for old things and history.
 One good day out deserves another so Thursday we headed down to Niagara on the Lake .  Took the scenic route rather than the highway and made a stop along the way, seeing a 1/2 price sale sign drawing our attention, at one of the many wineries along the way.   Tasted a few of Rockway Glen's wine and bought a bottle of Riesling. It wasn't on sale but it was our favourite.

NOTL is full of lovely old homes.  Shaded yards, English style gardens and wrap-around porches.  Many have been converted into Bed and Breakfasts.  During the Shaw Festival season the town is packed.  
After a wander through the shops, time for coffee
 We ate lunch at a Greek restaurant and wandered the shops, eyeing things but not buying.  Stopped for a coffee, Paul hot, me iced, before heading to Fort George.   
View of the Niagara on the Lake's main street from our cafe table

Entrance to Fort George. 

 First time I visited Fort George would have been in the 1950's on a family summer day trip.  Paul and I went  in 1971 and we took Stephen in 1987.  
Fife and Drum demonstration

Brown Bess demo -- loading and firing
 Enjoyed the demonstration of the Brown Bess.   It certainly explained why we saw so many blue cartridge papers lying about.  
Partial view of fort

Flag lowering ceremony with the Fife and drums playing God Save the King

Strangest sighting of the day -- a wedding shoot.
Headed home via Port Dalhousie  where we stopped for fish and chips in a corner pub and then picked up the highway for a quick drive home.

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