presquille provincial park to kingston 130 km (part two)
after packing up lunch we rode out of picton which you exit up a long steep hill that curls around the side of a hill and then decends just as quickly to the access point to the historic glenora ferry.
i've known about this ferry for as long as i can remember but never taken it. so i was pretty excited. i mean it's very cool to bike along and then put your bike on another means of transportation to get you across water .
the ferry took us across to adolphustown.
leaving prince edward county, which as my dad told me years back is a beautiful place.
a special place for sure.
this was the first of three ferries we were to take on this journey.
on board and moving.
two swallows had built a nest on board the ferry and i was amazed to watch as they flew into the strong wind, tacking like little sailboats from side-to-side as they made their way to and from their nest.
from there we rode along the shoreline of lake ontario enjoying beautiful tailwinds,
beautiful scenery and beautiful each other!
i was amazed at how well i remembered this section from having travelled along it last two years before.
sweet pics and good stories about that time can be found here.
the nightlife in kingston was fun - walking down princess street brought back good memories of the many times i've walked this street.
i ran over to the black dog pottery but he was closed so no pottery this time.
i went to dinner with three other riders and then met up with the rest of the team at a coffee shop/bakery for dominoes, apple crumble and an americano.
here are john paul, andrea and michael grooving up the princess street scene.
we stayed on the floor of a church near the downtown. i slept on a couch - well sort of slept - while bike buddies slept between pews, wherever there was a space. in the morning a nice breakfast in the church kitchen, oh and i forgot to mention that some of the church people allowed us to enter their homes and use their showers. how very cool is that!!! the one i visited had solar h20 right off the roof. it's so hot you set the cold to full and then add a tickle of hot and hang on tight!!
here's the front of the church. it's called the "next" church.
tomorrow we cross the border into the united states.
i can't believe how constantly hungry i am!
here's the google map for day two.