Monday, August 25, 2014

Vacation in Kingston


Last week we were in Kingston, Ontario. We visited with our friends who live there, walked along the lake, and just relaxed.







On the way there, we stopped to take a picture of The Big Apple, a site I've seen often but never photographed. This appeals to my love for quirky things. It's a restaurant which specializes in apple pie, oddly enough. :-)

We had beautiful, sunny weather every day except one, when it poured.




I love looking at the sailboats in the harbour, no matter the weather. M and I would fantasize about which yacht we would like to own. M liked some of the motorboats; but for me sails are essential.



Best of all, I did lots of writing on my next work-in-progress.








23 comments:

  1. Are those boats on Lake Ontario? (Yes, my understanding of geography is wretched). Very cool! :)

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    1. Yes. Lake Ontario is the smallest and furthest east of the Great Lakes. If you imagine that the lake is sort-of shaped like an eye, Kingston would be at the right tip. Toronto would be on the north shore, close to the left tip, about 160 miles west of Kingston.

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  2. Ha, that apple restaurant is hilarious. Did you eat there? Looking forward to reading your WIP. :)

    Susan

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    1. No, we didn't eat there.

      ... and I'm looking forward to reading yours! :-)

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  3. I just came back from The Big Apple, the other one. (No idea why NYC got that name.) Your big apple is much more like it.

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    1. I was curious about that--the source of NYC's nickname--so I looked it up. It's a combination of racing, jazz, and tourism.

      http://gonyc.about.com/cs/atozinde1/a/bigapple.htm

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  4. Barb, those sailboats look so peaceful ... wonderful that you got so much writing done.

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    1. Thanks, Vijaya. I need to take more writing retreat-vacations!

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  5. Yay for happy travels and writing retreats. I'm apple-green with envy.

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    1. I hope you get to take one soon, Angela.

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  6. That big apple is really big :-)

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    1. According to its website, it is the "biggest apple in the world." :-)

      http://www.thebigapple.ca/index2.asp

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  7. Love the serenity of the boats on the water. I love all things apple -- well, not sour green apple candy or gum. Ugh!

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    1. I didn't know candy came in "sour green apple" flavour. I actually prefer green apples.

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  8. OHhhhhh, how wonderful! I can just smell the water and hear it lapping against the boats.

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  9. Vacations by the water, especially when there are sailboats, are the best!

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  10. FIrst I thought you meant the Big Apple as in New York City. But this big apple is quiet literal lol
    Wonderful spot by the water to spark inspiration for writing

    http://subtlygold.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Alya. :-)

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  11. Kudos on getting a lot of writing time during vacation. That's not easy to pull off.

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    1. Why not? On vacation I can sleep in and am more rested. I don't have the usual distractions (cooling, cleaning, dog care). I don't take a powerful computer, so I mostly avoid going online.

      I'm about due for another vacation... :-)

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    2. Uh, that's supposed to read, "cooking," not "cooling" !

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