Archives for from the van

The Big Apple

Categories: Around Quinte and Out and About.

Do you love apples?   How about apple pie? You will be in apple heaven when you visit The Big Apple by Colbourne, Ontario. This is the big apple visible from highway 401.  We were travelling between Belleville and Cobourg and I took this photo from the van window.  On our way home we stopped for a visit. There are signs galore to share with Signs, Signs. There is lots to keep the kids occupied … a petting zoo, a train ride, miniature golf, a go kart track, and lots of space to run around. There is all sorts of things
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Cheep Rent

Categories: Out and About.

Cheep rent or perhaps that could be cheep ‘wren’t. On one of our local drives along Country Road 5 there is a wonderful display of birdhouses and I’m sure I’m not the only one that stops to take photographs of this building that has at least 2 walls covered in birdhouses.  I’m not sure any birds live in these houses but lots of passer bys admire them.  The building is close to the side of the road and it is easy to pull over and enjoy the view. This photo was taken a couple of years ago, obviously in the summer. This
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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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