July 16, 2012

July 14, 2012  Day 64                                  Total miles to date  1189

Arriving at Confederation Basin
by dinghy
Today was spent touring Kingston!  As planned we took our dinghy (A Little Carried Away) into the day dock at Confederation Basin (about 2 miles from here) and spent the day seeing Kingston. We began with a one hour narrated tour by trolley car which provided us with an excellent overview of the history of Kingston. Following our tour we saw Brooks and Sarah as they were arriving, and we went to lunch together at Chez Piggy and had a very good meal. We said good bye to them and walked around the various shops. We also stopped to watch the street performers. They were here as part of an annual Buskers Festival with performers from all over the world performing for free.  Many people were there to watch the entertainers!  One of the shops we went in was a general store that had marine supplies on its mezzanine level. The clerk said we were his lucky 13 – we were the 13th Looper couple to visit since the boating season began this summer! We did buy two more Port Guide books for the Trent Severn and the Georgian Bay. We also bought two more fenders for the boat.
There were street performers
of all kinds!
Kingston City Hall across from
the waterfront at Confederation Basin
We took the dinghy back to the boat around 3:30 and did some boat chores and plotted our course for Sunday when we depart Kingston. We were happy to have this day to see Kingston – it is an active city on the water, again with much history.