Day 13 - Loyalist Parkway
Trip Start Jul 04, 2013
31Trip End Aug 03, 2013
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
It was time to roll again this morning.... I managed a light breakfast, a bit of much needed laundry and I was off. Paul's dad suggested to me the Welland Canal Lock #3. It was on the way, so I stopped in. I was not fortunate, as there were no ships going through at the time. It was still a worthwhile visit since there is a museum located on site that covers the Canal and other local history.
So then I made another pass through Hamilton and into the Toronto traffic I went. It took some time, but I eventually found and fought my way to Highway 401 heading where else but East
The Loyalist Parkway was a nice windy road along the lake with a free ferry transfer thrown in. I rode up the hill from the highway to take a look at the Millhaven maximum security prison. It must have been shift change as a lot of uniform guards were coming and going. I was getting strange looks and with all the warning signs, I didn't even try to take a picture, I just moved on. There is a much better view of the 'old' Kingston penitentiary on the outskirts of town. I was quite surprised at the historical core of the town. I hunkered down in a inexpensive Super 8 Motel, about a 15 minute stroll from the main square. After I checked out a few places, dInner was served on a rooftop patio of a restaurant on the edge of the square. There was a live band playing and I could see and hear the bell tower. It was the only place that was truly busy. The crowd was young, I am guessing University summer school is in session.