Back to Phillips Diner again this morning for my $3.00 breakfast, 2 eggs, toast and coffee. Can’t beat that! We were lucky enough to come upon a farmers market and bought beautiful peaches and some veggies. The park adjacent to the marina housed this beautiful statue dedicated to the soldiers and sailors from the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Is it not impressive?
Back on the Quest it was cleaning day. Dan did the outside while I got the laundry started and began on the inside. Meanwhile, our neighbors, Stan and Marcie Groman, were in need of some mechanical assistance and it was “Dan to the rescue”. Dan and Stan bled the diesel injectors on their engine and, I am happy to say, all is well there. They left shortly before we took off.
Today’s journey brought us past Brockville with its jet airplane at the municipal dock and thousands of islands, literally. I have heard of the Thousand Island area but had no idea it would be so incredible to motor through. Here are some of the islands that really caught our eyes.
Singer Castle on Dark Island was the “hunting lodge” and summer retreat for Frederick Gilbert Bourne, fourth president of Singer Sewing Machine Company and multimillionaire. He bought the island and contracted Ernest Flagg to design his dream lodge. Flagg designed a replica of the Towers in Oxford, England for Bourn and his family and it was ready to occupy in 1905.
We dropped anchor near Gananoque and Dan combined a cooling swim with the job of installing new shaft zincs. Quite a productive day for him!