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Posted by on August 3, 2011


Nancy and I made it Ottawa on Aug 1 after 5077 kms and 17 days. A lot of places we stayed did not have Internet at the camp site so I have not listed all we have done and seen. We had a good 6 days in the Niagara peninsula with the obligatory viewing of the Falls. We also took a jet boat up the Niagara River, what a rush. Three 600 HP cat engines on a flat bottom boat that allowed the pilot to skim over the rapids on the lower river, down stream from the falls. They warned us about getting wet and we surely did, for the water came right over the boat in a solid wave and you actually thought you were going to drown. They made a video of you has we went, which is great.

We also visited our relatives in Hamilton and help celebrate my Uncle’s 88th birthday. Met my three cousins and their families, whom I have never met but thoroughly enjoyed their company.

We then left and pointed our Motor-home in the direction of Peterborough where people we had met on the cruise to Alaska lived. They really treated us royally with a tour of their town and the canal locks. The next day we left in two vehicles and drove to Trenton’s air force museum where along with a lot of Canadian Air Force exhibits is the new home for the Camp Mirage (Afghanistan) Memorial for our fallen soldiers. We placed some poppies on Myles’s part of the memorial.

Finally got to Ottawa! Nancy & I took a tour of the Parliament Buildings and walked around the Ottawa locks of the Rideau Canal. The town so far reminds us of Victoria only larger. So far it has been very interesting even if our tour guide says she has never heard of a senator sleeping in his seat.

Today we drove out to Carlton Plc about an hour out of Ottawa to visit some friends from Victoria that moved here in 2000. It was very nice to reconect and talk about times gone by.

We will be staying in Ottawa for another two or three days and then start our meandering way home

Sorry there is no pictures but this computer seems to require about 30 minutes time to load one picture, I will need to try later, as it is now Miller time.


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