Archives for Bay of Quinte

Along the Waterfront Trail

Categories: Around Quinte and Out and About.

At the beginning of the week we needed to go downtown to Service Canada to renew the licence sticker.  While there we walked for awhile on the Waterfront Trail.  The Moira River runs through Belleville and along most of it there is a wonderful walking trail. The part of the trail we walked that day was the part at the lower end of Front Street, under Dundas Street and under the CP rail line to Victoria Harbour. It was a dull day and there were a few sprinkles of rain.  This is a view looking north along the river to
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The Bay Bridge

Categories: Around Quinte, Down by the Bay, and Out and About.

Connecting Belleville to Prince Edward County is the Bay Bridge, or more formally the Norris Whitney Bridge.  When we moved to this area in 1981 there was the old swing bridge but by 1982 a new structure was built.  That meant no more waiting for the bridge to swing open to allow boats through and it also meant a gorgeous view from the top of the bridge.  There is a walking path across the bridge for those that want to cross by foot. This view was taken from the van windows as we approached the bridge to cross over from Belleville
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Walking by the Bay

Categories: Around Quinte, Down by the Bay, and Out and About.

Last week on Monday we went for a walk down by the bay.  This is the Bay of Quinte in Lake Ontario.  This is one of our favourite walks and usually in the warmer weather we view lots of geese, swans, ducks, turtles, herons, cormorants and osprey.  At this time of the year the wildlife is limited as many of the birds have moved to somewhere a bit warmer.  There were still lots of mallard ducks in the chilly water. One thing we really noticed was how low the water was.  The bay is suffering from the extremely hot and
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