Monday, October 10, 2011

Bike Trip 2011 Recap- Day 11

Wellington, Canada to Kingston, Ontario - 57 mile route
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We lazily woke up at Ray's Cottages, tore down the tent & pushed on. The temperature was up again, but there was a nice breeze on the island. A few miles out, we stumbled upon the Bloomfield Bike Shop. One guy stopped traffic infront of a bank in a strip mall to tell us about this shop & a guy who bought us coffee one morning had the "TV sucks, ride your bike" logo shirt on, so we stopped. It was a little disappointing that we didn't need anything- it really was a great little shop, carrying a number of CA made hats, and local, organic tolietries. And in general, the price on everything in there was hard to beat.
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About 17 miles east of Wellington is Glenora, where you need to hop on the ferry back to the mainland. 2 miles away from the ferry is "Mountain on the Lake" which is was heavily suggested that we go see and I had read about earlier. We definitely weren't in the mood to go climb to see anything with 'mountain' in the title, though in retrospect I wish we had. Oh well. The ferry ride was really great though. Only about 5 minutes in length, the views were amazing and one guy got out of his car to chat with us, little dog in arms- and little dog had a Steelers collar on. Sweet
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We then pushed on to Kingston
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We arrived in Kinsgton, attempted to swim at the hotel then headed into downtown Kingston. We cruised through the beautiful historical district and found Ontario's oldest brewery.
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Read about the previous day here, or day 12 here.

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