Saturday, 20 October 2012

Fort Henry and the 1000 islands

In one of the previous posts you have seen the beginning of Rideau Canal in Ottawa. Now I will show its other end in Kingston (Ontario), i.e., the Martello Towers.

They are part of a bigger fortification called Fort Henry. It was built by the British which can be easily recongised by the British coat of arms on the gate.

The Fort is animated by the Fort Henry Guard, a special organisation which tries to visualise to the guests the life in the fort in the days of Queen Victoria. They organise regular parades.

I could not believe my eyes so I leaned a bit through the handrail.

Yes! It was a goat!

I later found out it was David, the mascotte of the Guards.

One of the biggest attractions of the Fort is the firing of historical cannons. The Guards take care of them of course.

Here you can see one of the cannons closer ...

... and closer.

Later on, we decided to take a little cruise in the Thousand Islands Region.

So far, my only though about 1000 islands was the famous dressing. Now I realised it is a wonderful landscape with many beautiful islands (to be precise there are 1,864 no 1,000).

Just have a look here ....

... and here.

Navigare necesse est as they say.

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