Barracks, Lakes and Birdhouses and no swimming.

We saw a record number of unusual spots today!  We toured gorgeous Picton today.

Camp Picton

Birdhouse City

Lake on the Mountain

We left Arthur behind with Auntie Mo for a little peace.  Things were calmer without him.  Things were easier, but in some ways he was missed.  I am his Mom, so I am a little biased.

Rod liked their IPA, Matt liked their Porter and Ginette liked Brown Ale.

It was a very successful day.  We managed to squeeze in a Beer tasting at Barley Days.

Brewery and County Cider Company. Barley Days makes a great craft beer in several flavours and County Cider is famous for their cider.

40 abandoned army barracks sitting on the top of the hill. Many locals don’t even know they are there!

All in all the kids liked every spot but each one left a little something to be desired.  The ghost town barracks at Camp Picton were really cool, but all the kids wanted to get out of the car and look inside which was not allowed for some silly reason.  Seeing the man piss off the porch was a highlight.

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Similarly Birdhouse City was a very unique place to visit with over a hundred cool handmade birdhouses but no birds.

Lastly, we made our way to the Lake on the Mountain.  Wow, it really is a lake 300 feet above lake Ontario, a very impressive sight except for the pretentious surroundings.  No place to picnic save a few crowded picnic tables in a miniature provincial park the size of a small parking lot.

Here is the view looking down from the road….

Turn around and here is the view of a huge lake sitting right there on top of the mountain. Very cool.  Matthew stands in for Arthur.

The rest is well marked private property and fancy restaurants and inns. No access to the water for a swim so we joined the hoy ploy in the parkette for a picnic on the ground then made our way back to the truck to search elsewhere for a beach. None to be found, we had let the day wear on too long and Prince Edward County has no free beaches anywhere and we weren’t about to pay 24$ for an hour of swimming at Sandbanks. I really felt bad for the regular folks of Belleville and Picton who don’t get to swim in the heat of the summer despite being surrounded by water.  Now back to our home base for a shower and a beer.

Happy Adams family picture.