|Dan L and Pauline, Tim and Ann, Dan (Colleen and Doug would join us later!)|
|Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse and Coast Guard vessel|
|Dan and Tim|
|This gal and her friends were in a field bordering the park.|
|Lots of ducks|
|including this family!|
|Pauline and Ann with the posies|
|This one is for you, Cathy!|
|Nice waterfront views|
|Ann snapped this picture of Dan and I|
We left Watertown early Friday morning and arrived at Alexandria Bay around 9:00. We were going to go on a boat tour of the 1000 Islands and visit Boldt Castle (more on the castle in part two!). The 1000 islands are a group of islands that straddle the St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. There are actually 1864 islands in all. In order to be considered an island, it must have a tree on it and remain above water 365 days a year. We were told that, with a combined effort, it took the US and Canada 3 years to count all of the islands. Seems kind of crazy that it took that long! We got out tickets for the boat tour and had a little bit of time to explore the town before our tour started. At 10:00, our boat left the dock. We were taking the 2 Nation Tour.
|Leaving the bay|
They were all very very nice but I believe that this was my favorite one....
The stonework around and on this home was so beautiful to me.
I had been told that the 1000 Islands were a nice place to visit and I was not disappointed. Dan had been when he was younger with his family but this was my first time. I was surprised at the clarity of the water. It was very clear and not murky at all. The views were amazing.
|Very nice coastline of one of the Canadian islands|
|1000 Islands Bridge|
|Smallest island appropriately named TomThumb Island|
|Brennan Church (in Canada)|
There is a statue of St Lawrence that is visible only from the river. It is about 14 feet tall, weighs about 18,000 lbs and is made out of limestone.
These were two very interesting islands. The one on the left is in Canada; the one on the right is in the US. Notice the foot bridge between the two. Our guide told us that a couple summer there and when the husband needs space from his wife, he just leaves the country by walking to the other island! Too funny
|Dan's sister Colleen and BIL Doug enjoying the tour.|
|Can you say "speed"!!??|
Our last island we saw was Heart Island...home of Boldt Castle.
And this will be part 2 of my blog about our 1000 Islands trip! Stay tuned....