Down By The River

 After lunch yesterday Chuck and I had to make a trip down to The License Bureau (no, it's called Service Ontario now) to change around some of our car plates and return the Mavericks plates. It was so nice out I didn't want to stand in line in the stuffy office so I stayed with the car. The parking lot is right along the Trent River.
 This is part of the docking at our new Marina. This view is looking towards the Bay of Quinte.
 This is the sign boaters see as they cruise along.
 This view is looking down towards the Trent-Severn.
 This is our downtown with the old clock tower. It is over 100 years old and all that remains of the original post office. The clock still keeps perfect time because one of our local jewellers climbs up there every month and checks it as his father did before him.
 Perfect day for a cruise!
 Of course I had company. There is a Food Truck permanently parked in the parking lot so he assumed I had something delicious to share with him.
 When we went for our walk yesterday morning it was still dark. As we were coming down a side street we could see something running towards us. This was the something. He had a collar on and tags. Very friendly and cuddly. When we walked away an orange cat came out of the shadows and the two of them ran towards each other and kissed. It was very cute.
 Sunrise yesterday morning.

Renovations are moving along slowly. The bathroom walls are now painted. On Monday the reno guys are supposed to be installing cabinets, etc.. but I am having my doubts. We were told the job would be completed by Tuesday evening. I think more so Wednesday, Chuck says Thursday.

I hope you are having a pleasant weekend. More painting and cleaning going on around here. Renovations are messy. Everything seems to be covered in a fine layer of dust.

Take care.


  1. I see Tomasso's is still there, it's been there for a long time now, I think!

    Pretty impressive the son/jeweller clibms up that clock tower every month! I wonder how many steps? Good workout!

    You could start an on-line betting pool re: the bathroom completion date. Ha.

    Enjoy the afternoon! Rain just started here, so it'll probably drive the fleas inside.

    1. I don't think Tomasso's will ever close! It is well loved here in town. The original Jim's Pizza opened in 1970 and Tomasso's opened in 1999 as a classier part of Jim's. Great pizza!
      An article was done in our local paper last year about the jeweller, Mr. Rolph, and his care of the clock. It is quite a climb up there and very chilly in the winter.
      I should start a betting pool on the completion date!
      We had a good rain here too. No garden watering here today.
      Hope you had some peace and quiet.

  2. What wonderful photos indeed, thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice pictures of the water. So calming being by the water.

    1. I do love living by water. I have my whole life.

  4. Beautiful, makes me miss living by a lake.
    Hoping that kitty wasn't lost...I hate when people allow their cats to roam around outside. It isn't safe

    1. I would go crazy not living by some water. I have lived by various lakes and oceans my whole life.
      The kitty wasn't lost. He lives there in the neighbourhood. I don't care for cats being able to run free either.

  5. You certainly do live in a lovely area of Canada. We are not that far from the Fraser River but it tends to be murky looking and not all that appealing. When we were out and about this morning we also saw some kitties out near the street. It's becoming less common. We even saw a very threatening sign posted in a cul-de-sac. "Keep your cats under control or I will". Sounds ominous.

    1. Thanks G.M. You live in a beautiful area too! I grew up 1 block from Lake Ontario and for the rest of my life up to this point we have lived close to some body of water. My sister lives in the middle of a big city far from water and she hates it.
      We don't see many roaming cats anymore either. We do have foxes in the area so maybe most people are smartening up and not letting their cats out.

  6. I love that the jeweller is following his father with the monthly check, it's always good when things get passed down, traditions. Beautiful photos xx

    1. Hi Cheryl. I believe the jeweller family has been taking care of our town clock for over 50 years. I love traditions.
      One tradition in town that stopped a few years ago was the blowing of the paper mills whistle. At 8:00 a.m., 12 noon and 4:00 p.m. it would be blown. It was great! They stopped it a few years ago when a big corporation bought out the mill.


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