Crushed Ice From the Glenora Ferry
We took the Ferry across the Bay of Quinte to The County and drove from there to Picton.
Trajectory of the Glenora Ferry – it made a great scraping sound on the ice as it ran into chunks of ice while making its way across.
The Grist Mill and other historic buildings at Glenora. Someone told us that John A. MacDonald lived down there (as he practiced law in Picton) but we never had a chance to confirm this for sure.
The Regent Theatre is a rare example of an Edwardian opera house. Its stage is equal in size to that of The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. The Regent opened its doors in 1922 with the Canadian war comedy Mademoiselle from Armentiers. It has presented both film and live shows through the years.
We met this lovely family while walking through downtown Picton. They are both local musicians, and they introduced us to their sweet daughter, Anna Sophia.
Johnny, who has been a firefighter for 30 years, was kind enough to give us a tour of the Picton Fire Hall. Someone is always there 24-7 to respond to emergencies, and there are others on call if necessary.
Eleanor At the Local Thrift Store
Terry The Artist With His Birdhouse
David, Mary and Nicholas
We met David at the Loaf and Ale Pub in Napanee where he was setting up for an evening of wine-tasting. A few years ago he started Bergeron Estate Wineries with his brother, and they have won best wine in the region their red wine. David was kind enough to invite us over and we shared a lovely evening with his family.
War Memorial in Picton and the Top of a Church Steeple
Cliff Foster’s father started making maple syrup in 1924 at Home Farm near Sandbanks. He spent everything he had to buy 75 acres, and at first he lived in the barn because the farm had no house. But it had a sugarbush, and he used to tap the trees and hang 375 sap buckets. He worked hard, built a house and eventually bought Outlet Farm that had another good sugarbush. So he bought another 325 buckets.
Now Cliff runs Fosterholm Farms with his son Dean and with help from his two grandsons. Each year they tap 7,000 trees. But Cliff and Dean don’t hang buckets – they collect sap by running lines to each tree. Taps and lines go in in January and come out in April.