Mr. Porter and I are taking a well-deserved vacation up by the New York-Canadian Border, in an area called The Thousand Islands.
But first, we stopped in the Oswego area to visit some friends and see fireworks.
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Finally, we arrived at our cottage and were welcomed by this view of the St. Lawrence River:
Not too shabby, eh?
We met a NYC cop who had a drone and took some aerial pictures of the lighthouse.
You can see his pic here :
He is blasko25 on instagram.
We got on the boat, and I took a lot of pictures with my finger in the way. Amateur!
We finally arrived at Boldt Castle.
George Boldt began construction in 1900, but stopped in 1904 when his wife suddenly died. He was heartbroken and could not finish the project. (He was a gazillionaire so he didn’t physically do the work, but hired people to work.) The castle sat for many years, until it was opened to the public. The first two floors are done, with no expense spared. The top two floors remain forever unfinished, but there are a few observation decks with spectacular views.
Here’s just a few pics.
We then had to run to catch the boat back. We didn’t get to check out the out-buildings, so we will have to come back another day!
Then we boated ( is that a word?) through the Canadian waters.
Sights from The Canadian side.
We then lunched at a local diner which shall remain nameless for some sub-par food. Ten minutes later, we drove to Alexandria Bay, which had a dozen different restaurants to chose from. Life is like that sometimes.
More sites in tomorrow’s post!