New England Trip 2012 – Day 10 – Chatham to Woods Hole, Cape Cod MA
With the first clouds of Hurricane Sandy beginning to appear off to the south of our location, we decided that it would be a good idea for us to begin heading back north to Ottawa. We had spent two nights at the Queen Anne Inn in Chatham. Since their cook was getting married on the weekend, that meant that, with the family and friends coming in for the wedding, the proverbial “No Room At The Inn” would apply and we would need to be packing anyway.
We were not in Chatham for their Octoberfest Festival but many of the pumpkin people displays were still in pretty good shape so I decided to photograph most of them for this blog. Lots of good ideas to consider for some other time. Continue reading →
Upper Canada Village near Morrisburg, Ontario (Location)
We had some visitors from the U.S earlier this week so spent some time visiting the Upper Canada Village located between Cornwall, Ontario and Morrisburg, Ontario. I have been there a few times in recent years photographing the seasonal lights but this was the first time in quite a while that I had visited the village in daylight hours without snow on the ground. (Previous Upper Canada Village posts)
In the past year, the new entrance has been completed and provides access to the Village properties as well as to a new museum-style group of displays. This year, the displays focus heavily on the events of the war of 1812-14 which impacted this area directly when the Americans crossed the St. Lawrence River and battled with the locals, the natives and the British at Crysler Farm. The village itself reflects a period of time closer to the mid 1800’s but with this being the bicentennial of the War of 1812-14 Canada and with the Fall of 1813 marking the bicentennial of the actual battles at Crysler Farm, there is more than a normal emphasis on the events of the 1812-14 period. Continue reading →
After dropping by the Carleton University Butterfly Show, I had a few chores to complete, like moving a sofa for my son, and then I was able to spend a bit of time just wandering around looking for a few signs of Fall.