Monday, April 14, 2014

Adventure

Saturday I was having a lazy day................ just couldn't seem to get in gear.  So I spent the morning curled up in my lil corner of the sofa not doing much of anything......... 

After lunch W asked what I had planned for the afternoon.  Initially I thought ' a nice lil nap seems like a good idea'  BUT instead I asked him what he was thinking of........

W said he was thinking of checking off another thing on his bucket list - a trip to Westport.  Westport is a small summer community about a 30 minute drive north  of Kingston.  We keep seeing an advert on television for a shop called Rosie Yumski's Fine Foods. I knew as much as W said Westport - he was really thinking Rosie's.  I grabbed my camera - cause ya never know what lil arty farty things you might see on an adventure.

It was a pretty drive up.  One tricky part though, was driving through a portion of the road that was flooded.  I keep thinking how you hear you should never drive through a flooded road as you don't know what will happen............ but W went slower than slow and we made it through.  (obviously or I wouldn't be on here posting this morning!)  And we made it safe and sound to Westport.

It is obviously a summer resort as a lot of the boutique type shops weren't open - like the ice cream shop.  I had thought I might like some of their homemade fudge - but that will have to go on my bucket list.

We wandered around town - and I took pictures ............... 

We had spotted Rosie's as we drove into town and parked just down from it.... but I spotted this view down a side street and asked W if we could wander down there first ....





It was their marina....





 water levels are unbelievable high in all areas - so I took a few shots to try and show the high water levels and the seriousness of it... 




 I absolutely LOVED the foot bridge and took so many shots of it - different angles - different lighting.... here's just a couple of them.........



then I took shots of some of the shops and buildings - but believe it or not - never did take one of Rosie Yumski's shop - the main reason for our trip - le sigh 



can you imagine motoring up in your boat for a fill up - and buying your fish and chips out of the "gas station"???  



Rustic Oven????  My lord the building is rustic enough - I can't imagine how "rustic" the oven must be.  AND that picture shows the entire restaurant!!  I didn't cut the left side off - that's it - one lil boxy building set back from the road.............

 that is NOT a church believe it or not.......... it is the post office!! 


 I have to assume this must be a summer cottage - built on top of the boat house right on the water....

we saw a number of folks making their way to this bakery so we followed along - expecting ?? I am not sure - but some sweet treat for sure.  It was a bit disappointing to us city slickers - though it might have more treats in tourist season.. 

I did love the brooms that were hanging in the stairwell - and thought them definitely worthy of a picture ..................




And then there were the crocuses peeking through - reminding everyone that spring is indeed here!! 




All in all a great Saturday afternoon adventure!!!!   

1 comment:

Sharon S said...

Morningstar, I loved the pictures and your description of your trip. I felt like I was on a mini-vacation (finally winter is really leaving). I can't wait to see what you will share with us in the future. You and W have a wonderful day. Hugs, Sharon