Monday, 27 June 2016

1. Yam's Visit to Southeastern Ontario: overview

We've had a lovely visit from our friend, Yam.
 She lives in Scotland, but spent 28 years in Australia, then a couple of years in India. Yam was attending the Blogville Awesome Retreat in the US, and has done a North American tour afterwards to visit some of her bloggie friends. We managed to keep her busy! I am so tired!

This is, her 1st, and then her 2nd post from her trip.

She is an amazing woman. Well-read, informed, funny, fun. She and my hubby had amazing conversations about politics, history, and books I have read, but simply do not recall! When she enters your personal space, you feel her energy and her spirit. She LOVES life, people, the water, boats, fresh air. Devoutly spiritual, she filled our lives for a few days. I am the better for her visit! We had so much fun!

I've been trying to figure out how to organize my photos, I've culled them down to 210 images, travelling over 500+ km. Not only that, but we were at 80% of our bandwidth for the month, which ended yesterday, and I thought I'd prune some more photos first! Plus, how do I organize them?!

Tuesday evening

76 km –We picked Yam up at the Ottawa Airport, and brought her home to Perth.
Ottawa Airport

Wednesday

5km into Perth: Tay River, Perth Museum, lunch at East Meets West.

28 km –Perth to Narrows Locks Rd. Yam, being dual Scots and Aussie, love boats and water.
16 km –Narrows Locks to Westport, Spring St. Park and the Marina, then the Rox Rock Shop.
56 km –Westport to Smiths Falls and home.

Whirlwind tour of our region

Thursday

86 km –Smiths Falls to Inverary (Ontario!), Kingston, lunch at the Holiday Inn at the wharf, then around the Fort.
56 km –Kingston to Rockport Marina.
23 km –Rockport back to Ganonoque.
71 km –Ganonoque to home: Perth.

Friday

62 km –Perth to Manotick: The Swan for a lookie at the Marina and lunch.
15 km –Long Isl. Lock Station, for a walkabout. (We were early for the train!)
21 km  – Ottawa Train Station, where we bade a fond farewell!

6 comments:

William Kendall said...

Sounds like you had fun!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Crikey, I'sa blushing behind this keypad! It was an amazing and all-encompassing visit, that's for sure... can't wait to get back and upload my piccies. Have lost count!!! Huggies to you and hubby J, YAM xx

Olga Hebert said...

Fun!

Red said...

It's great to spend time with someone like Yam. We get energized and think outside the box for a few days.

Mahal Selvadurai said...

I can't keep up. Great photos add to the glamour.

Murphy said...

So glad you had a wonderful visit with our YaYa! I am sure after the heat and humidity of Indiana the cooler weather up north was a welcome relief. OK, having said that I know she loves the heat but really, how much can one human being take BOL?!?! We loved spending time with her and getting to know her too. You describe her perfectly!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley