The photos that I took first thing in the morning!
After a very nice bacon and eggs breakfast served by our friend Marni. John and I took out kayaks to burn off some calories and to have some fun!
After enjoying to relaxing time in there hammock. Sol took John and I out for a very nice boat ride into Lake Muskoka. The entire great weekend was capped off with a fantastic steak dinner. The quality of this weekend is very hard to beat! I have included some photos!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
I have included a few photos I took of the Segwun!
Port of registry: Toronto, Canada
Builder: Clyde, Scotland
Laid down: 1887
Launched: 1887 (as SS Nipissing) 1925 (as RMS Segwun)
Completed: 1887 and 1925
In service: 1887-1915 as SS Nipissing
1925-present as RMS Segwun
Out of service: 1958-1981
Status: in use
Notes: Oldest steam-powered vessel still in use in Canada
Length: 125 feet
Beam: 21 feet
Propulsion: two reciprocating steam engines, circa 1907, 1914
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Just a wonderful experience to enjoy great summer weather. In one of the prime locations to enjoy summer in the Province of Ontario and our country of Canada!
I have included some photos of our wonderful day spent at the cottage yesterday. Which included; several swims in the Lake, a great boat ride compliments of Sol & Marni's daughter Beth, a short bike ride and of course enjoying great food and great company.
The two life bloods of this area were. The Crystal Beach amusement Park that was closed and demolished in 1989. The historic Racetrack is barely hanging on to life. Sadly the track seems to me to be in rundown condition. Also there are only racing a merger 3 days a week now. This a racetrack that in my mind should be the Saratoga of Canada! It is a real failure for the Canadian Horse racing Industry, Businessmen and and our beleaguered Provincial Government.That this is not so.
Some of my favorite Fort Erie moments; Hopenscope winning first time out during the Spring Meet in 1975. John & I win parle (Lucky Conn defeat of Norcliffe) 1976, Myrthful Mynx breaking the track record for 7 furlongs on the turf course 1979, Captain Dawn's miracle win 1980.
I have included a few photos of being at the Fort today.
This would be Keith's first time ever enjoy the sport of horse racing. We enjoyed the raes at this beautiful little racetrack. Located in a very nice part of Ontario. I have to say it was a very relaxing and enjoyed day. Yes and we almost won a pick 4 bet. In the final race our horse finished a close second. "A Bad Day At the track, will always beat a good day at work".
After the races we enjoyed looking at the scenic "Elora Gorge". Also walking about the well preserved and idyllic village of Elora. Enjoy the photos!