There is something about God’s creation that is undeniably appealing. Though we have fallen from Eden, according to the opening chapters of Genesis, His beauty demonstrated in creation is absolutely stunning.
The above photo was taken during my vacation last week with my wife along the Thousand Islands boat cruise, an outing I had experienced also as a child. It was neat too, to see the region via helicopter. From 1,200 feet in the air, we saw the fabulous Boldt Castle, built by the famous George Boldt who was amazingly successful in his career at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. This spectacular castle was completed and opened as a tourist attraction years after Mr. Boldt’s wife passed in the early 1900’s, the inspiration behind the construction of the architectural marvel.
Along with spending time on local beaches (Sandbanks and Presqu’ile Provincial Park), we also visited the rustic, charming town of Picton and drove along the scenic Loyalist Parkway. I don’t think many people realize that our first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, worked as a lawyer in this town at the beginning of his career, before opening up shop subsequently in Kingston, Ontario.
Before reaching our final destination of Toronto and a family reunion in Bolton, we stayed one night in the quintessential Ontario town of Peterborough. The lift locks are a must see if you visit, and the rolling hills are memorable.