Sunday, September 11, 2011

Walking the streets of Hamilton

Saturday September 10 2011, the day of places to go in Hamilton.  We started at 10:53 am with a bus ride to the Locke St. Festival   It's grown since I was last there in 2009.   This year Paul decided to tag along because of the James St  Supercrawl, the ships in at the harbour and the Canadian Country Music Fanfest free show all available by free shuttle bus.
Paul watching for the shuttle to the waterfront
 Locke St.had lots of interesting craft booths and most of the restaurants had food stations so we looked and we ate.  It was hard passing up the homemade jams and jellies but we still had miles to walk and hours to go.

Shortly after 1pm we caught the shuttle to James St. where music seemed to be the main focus.  We did visit a few stores/galleries.  I did  shop for light things at one craft booth  and then it was off to wait for the shuttle again to take us down to the harbour. 

Pride of Baltimore II
We just missed seeing the tall ship arrived but we did see them stowing the sails before allowing visitors aboard.

HMCS Montreal
 Short walk along the pier to view a modern Canadian vessel

 parked nose to nose with a bit of Canadian naval history, The Haida

Caught the shuttle  back uptown to touch base with the country music venue but they were packing up and closing down by the time we arrived.    Lowest item on my "let's go see" list so no worries there. We at least visited the place so am counting it as a 4 for 4 day.

To finish off the day we walked ( oh my but my feet and legs got tired ) to the Wass Ethiopian  restaurant for dinner.   Seeing as it was our first visit they helped us decide what to try.

Vegetarian platter

Lamb with peppers  (sizzling when it arrived at the table)

Paul had an Ethiopian dark beer and I tried a glass of honey wine.    Good meal, good drinks.

Caught a bus home, walking in the door at 6:45 pm.    Good day.  Perfect wandering weather.   Paul rode a bus for the first time in years and admitted that the shuttle bus was the way to go.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

What a wonderful day for you both!
The weather looks like it was just perfect, I love the tall ship and that food is yummy!